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Welcome to our news and blogs.  Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.

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Religious background is more important than a faith school education for academic success, new study finds

12 September 2018

The academic advantages associated with a faith school education are short lived, and are mainly explained by home background, new research shows.

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The long roots of childhood, and how they explain economic inequalities across the whole of life

11 September 2018

This is a repost of a blog written by Professor Alissa Goodman, Director of CLS, which originally appeared on the IOE London blog.

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Greener neighbourhoods may be good for children’s brains

10 September 2018

Children living in urban greener neighbourhoods may have better spatial working memory, according to new research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

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Degree subject matters more than university status if you want to become rich, new research shows

13 August 2018

Choosing the right field of study is more important than attending an elite university for those aiming to become top earners by middle age, according to new findings from the UCL Institute of Education.

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June research highlights

1 August 2018

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in June using CLS study data.

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April/May research highlights

24 July 2018

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in April and May using CLS study data.

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Research on inequality: the long roots of childhood, informing policies, and generational change

20 June 2018

In this lecture Professor Alissa Goodman spoke about her research on inequalities, showing how both cross-sectional and longitudinal data are being used to illuminate and address some of the major social and policy questions of our time.

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Why education research needs working papers

29 May 2018

This is a repost of a blog written by Professor Alice Sullivan, Principal Investigator of the 1970 British Cohort Study, which originally appeared on the IOE London blog.

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Poor mental health is more prevalent among teenage girls from poorer backgrounds, new findings show

19 May 2018

New findings published by CLS during Mental Health Awareness Week have revealed how teenage girls from less well-off families are more likely to experience mental ill-health than their better-off peers.

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Our longitudinal future – providing robust evidence for policy across the life course, from newborns right through to older age

18 May 2018

In this blog, Alissa Goodman, Director of CLS, responds to the ESRC’s Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review.

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A misspent youth? How new technology is shedding light on what teenagers do all day

18 May 2018

To coincide with the Millennium Cohort Study time use diary and accelerometer data release, CLS Survey Manager, Dr Emily Gilbert, discusses how the use of new technology has enabled us to gain new insights into the lives of the millennial generation.

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Teenagers shun homework for social media and video games, new survey finds

11 May 2018

Teenagers are far more likely to spend their time on social media and gaming after school than they are to be doing homework, according to new data gathered from around 3,500 teenagers in the UK.

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