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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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December/January research highlights

12 February 2018

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

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School subject choice at age 14 has minimal bearing on chances of university attendance, study shows

7 February 2018

Pupils taking the ‘EBacc’ curriculum are only slightly more likely than their peers to go to university, according to a new study.

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More than one in ten 14-year-olds admit to binge drinking

29 January 2018

Just under half of young people in the UK had tried alcohol by the time they were 14, with more than one in ten confessing to binge drinking, new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study have revealed.

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One in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at age 14

19 December 2017

Seventeen per cent of UK parents have let their children drink alcohol by the age of 14, according to new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.

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Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds

13 December 2017

Teenagers’ own career aspirations could be perpetuating the gender pay gap, researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) suggest.

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