Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
The UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) has launched a nationwide survey of the participants of five national longitudinal cohort studies, to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Children who play and listen to music, draw and paint, and read for pleasure tend to have higher levels of self-esteem, new research shows.
Being born early is no barrier to children and adolescents participating in organised sports and playing with friends, according to new research.
Young people of all academic abilities are more likely to fare better in their GCSE exams if they have confidence in their school work, new research shows.
Is screen time really behind the rise in teenage mental health problems? How is the ‘sandwich generation’ faring as they care for their ageing parents and their children and grandchildren? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.
Children who get on with their peers are more able to cope with stressful events in mid-life, new findings show.
Rates of psychological distress increased between mid-adolescence and early adulthood for members of Generation X, according to a new study.
The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese.
High BMI and mental ill-health go increasingly hand-in-hand to present a combined health risk for children from mid-childhood, according to a new study.
People who experienced physical abuse and neglect in childhood are at higher risk of poor health in middle age, new research shows.
Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.
These FAQs provide additional information on the research covered in our news story ‘Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds’
The National Child Development Study (NCDS) is “one of the most influential pools of data that possibly the world has ever seen”, explains the former Labour minister and chair of the Social Mobility Commission, Alan Milburn, in a new short documentary film from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).
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