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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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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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CLS responds to ESRC Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review

8 May 2018

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) today published its Longitudinal Studies Strategic Review, a report by an international panel, which was commissioned by the ESRC to review its investment in longitudinal studies.

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Did the Baby Boomers fulfil their childhood dreams?

30 April 2018

In 1969, more than 10,000 11-year-olds, taking part in the National Child Development Study (NCDS), were asked to write an essay imagining what their lives would be like at 25. Fast forward 50 years, and we contacted a number of study members to share their essay with them and see how their lives had unfolded. 

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March research highlights

19 April 2018

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

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Children from lower social classes up to 5kg heavier than their more advantaged peers

21 March 2018

Disadvantaged children born at the start of the 21st century weighed up to 5kg more in their childhood and early teenage years than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new study has found.

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February research highlights

15 March 2018

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

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