Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Children who experience the departure of a parent from the family home before the age of 7 are more likely to have tried cigarettes or alcohol by age 11, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Children growing up in households where the mother is a victim of domestic violence may experience more ill health than others, according to new research based on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
It is not moving home, but broader family circumstances that impact the wellbeing of children when they are in their early years, new research shows.
Full-time working fathers earn a fifth more, on average, than men without children, according to a new study published by the Trade Unions Congress (TUC). In contrast, mothers working full-time experienced a ‘pay penalty’, earning 7 per cent less, on average, than their childless colleagues. The researchers from the Institute for Public Policy Research analysed […]
Participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve primary school children’s academic performance and social skills, new research shows.
Some groups of mixed ethnicity children experience an increase in behaviour problems as they are growing up, according to a new study.
Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Economics have found that nearly 14% of 11-year-olds had drunk more than a few sips of alcohol at least once. Children whose mothers drank heavily were 80% more likely to drink than children whose mothers did not drink and boys were more likely to […]
Author and journalist Helen Pearson tells the story of the UK birth cohort studies in her new book, The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives. The studies, which follow people born in a single point in time throughout their lives, are tracking five generations of Britons, from the post-war baby boomers to […]
Charities involved in the Read On. Get On. campaign have been working with a Belfast primary school to improve pupils’ reading skills.
Children who see their parents divorce before age 7 are more likely than those who experience it at a later age to report health problems in their fifties, according to a new study.
The mental trauma of separation can damage a mother’s belief in her parenting ability, a new study has found.
More than four in five fathers still have contact with their child after they have separated from their partner, according to new research. However, dads who were more involved with parenting before a break-up are more likely to play a bigger role in their child’s future upbringing. The study, conducted by the University of Kent […]
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