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Part-time jobs have a negative effect on girls’ GCSE grades

31 March 2015

Girls who take on part-time work whilst studying could potentially be damaging their chances of GCSE success.

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Counting the true cost of childhood psychological problems in adult life

16 March 2015

The long-term impact of poor childhood mental health is believed to be costing the UK a total of £550 billion in lost earnings.

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Childhood adversity affects physical health in later life, study finds

5 February 2015

Individuals who experience stressful events as children show more signs of physical ‘wear and tear’ by midlife, according to a new study of people born in 1958.

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Internships and other jobs help – what are they worth in the long term?

22 December 2014

It is only natural for parents to want to help their sons and daughters find a good, well-paid job. However, many people now accept that this human instinct can have some negative consequences and make it harder to create a more meritocratic society. Unpaid internships that often lead to lucrative, high-status jobs are a prime, […]

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Grammar schools ‘made it no easier’ to gain elite university degrees, study finds

21 November 2014

Grammar schools have been no more successful than comprehensives at helping to ensure their pupils gain a university degree or graduate from an elite higher education institution, new research suggests

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Why Britain’s sandwich generation feel very tightly squeezed

3 November 2014

Life has never been particularly easy for middle-aged adults who find themselves caring for aged parents and their own children and grandchildren.

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Basic skills vital for the home and community as well as the workplace, researchers say

18 June 2014

Current coalition government policies that are designed to improve adults’ literacy and numeracy skills are overly focused on the world of work, according to two leading researchers in this field

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Disabled children are more likely to be born into disadvantage, new research suggests

20 November 2013

Children with a disability are more likely to be born into disadvantaged families than their non-disabled peers, according to new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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CLS to manage national study of young people’s transitions from school to adult life

18 October 2013

A new home has been found for a major longitudinal research project that is following more than 15,700 young people born in 1989-90.

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Age 55 survey of the 1958 National Child Development Study launches

12 September 2013

The age 55 survey of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) has now begun. Approximately 11,500 cohort members will be invited to take part.

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Poorer children are still ‘born to fail’, new report suggests

30 August 2013

The number of children growing up in relative poverty in this country has almost doubled in the last five decades, according to a new report using data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS). The National Children’s Bureau report, Greater Expectations: Raising expectations for our children, compares data on different aspects of children’s lives in the […]

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Children who grow up in poverty are more likely to be socially excluded as adults, new research confirms

17 July 2013

Children from economically-deprived families are more likely to be socially excluded as adults, according to new research published by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

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