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November research highlights

12 December 2017

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in November using CLS study data.

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One in five young people obese at age 14

12 December 2017

One in five young people born in the UK at the turn of the century was obese by the age of 14, and a further 15 per cent were found to be overweight.

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Reading improves teenagers’ vocab, whatever their background, say researchers

22 November 2017

Teenagers who read in their spare time know 26 per cent more words than those who never read, according to researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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CLS October research highlights

10 November 2017

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in October using CLS study data.

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Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood background, new study finds

6 November 2017

Findings from cohort studies show that childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X.

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One in four girls is depressed at age 14, new study reveals

29 September 2017

New research using the Millennium Cohort Study shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.

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Grandparents may have less influence on children’s development than previously thought

31 May 2017

Researchers have failed to find a causal link between children’s development and their relationships with their grandparents.

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Children who try smoking or drinking early are less well-adjusted

17 May 2017

Eleven-year-olds who have tried cigarettes or alcohol show signs of switching off from school and are more likely to get into trouble, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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Mothers’ depression more harmful for children with poor cognitive ability, study finds

9 March 2017

Support for children with emotional and behavioural problems may be more effective if targeted at those with both cognitive difficulties and depressed mothers, new findings suggest.

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Older mothers have positive influence on children’s cognitive development, study finds

24 February 2017

Children born to older mothers tend to show the most cognitive ability nowadays, when in previous generations they typically showed less promise.

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Low birth weight less of a disadvantage for today’s generation, study finds

11 January 2017

The negative effect of low birth weight on cognitive ability has decreased dramatically for children born at the turn of the millennium, compared to the Baby Boomers and Generation X before them.

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Welfare benefits may boost children’s cognitive development

14 December 2016

More generous benefits for families in Britain may explain better test scores for some children compared to the United States, according to research using the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

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