Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Children growing up in families with expensive homes have fewer emotional and behavioural problems, finds new research led by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) based at the UCL Social Research Institute.
Are boys more sensitive to the state of the local job market when choosing their GCSE subjects? And why are migrant and ethnic minority mothers at increased risk of mental ill health? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.
The nine-item Malaise Inventory used in British cohort studies has been found to provide accurate and consistent measures of psychological distress both within and between generations, suggesting that participants’ understanding of mental health questions does not change over time.
Researchers can now access enhanced linked educational records for Next Steps, including GCSE and A-level exam results, and vocational education records.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are five times more likely to be depressed, and almost six times more likely to have self-harmed in the past year, compared to their heterosexual peers.
Pupils in private school sixth forms tend to get better A level results than similar pupils in state schools, according to a new study.
Professor Francis Green, of the UCL Institute of Education, uses Next Steps data to examine the financial rewards of a private school education and asks whether these schools provide a ‘public benefit’.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Well, CLS researcher, Dr Sam Parsons was asked to think back to her childhood aspirations when she appeared on a children’s social science radio programme this weekend (2 November).
Harmonised data from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts on childhood environment and experiences are now available to the global research community via the UK Data Service.
Gaining a degree gives a smaller boost to Millennials’ salaries than it did for members of Generation X 20 years ago, according to a new study.
Adolescents who use social media for at least five hours a day are more likely than their peers to go to sleep late and have trouble waking during the school week.
CLS associate professor Gabriella Conti has been named one of the winners of the 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prizes. The Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.
CLS is seeking input on the scientific content of the Age 31 Sweep of Next Steps, a longitudinal cohort study following 16,000 people born in England in 1989-1990.
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