Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour and substance use – often thought to go hand-in-hand with mental ill-health – are on the decline.
New research using the Millennium Cohort Study shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.
Students encouraged by their teachers to stay on in education are more likely to do A-levels and apply to university, according to findings from Next Steps.
Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found.
Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds may be held back by their A-level subject choices when applying for prestigious courses such as law at leading universities, new findings suggest.
People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.
Substantial numbers of baby boomers, especially lower and middle earners, are expecting to work past state pension age.
Young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable jobs.
Sixty-four per cent of 25-year-olds disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement that ‘Britain is a place where hard work is rewarded’, suggesting that many twentysomethings do not see Britain as a ‘meritocracy’.
Psychological problems are on the rise for young adults, with greater numbers reporting poor mental health in their mid-twenties than during adolescence.
People who get a good night’s sleep are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new study.
Now that the participants have turned 25, this new data will allow researchers to explore how their educational choices, family resources and experiences in adolescence have influenced their life chances so far. The data includes extensive information about cohort members’ lives at this pivotal time.
Researchers have failed to find a causal link between children’s development and their relationships with their grandparents.
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