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One in four girls is depressed at age 14, new study reveals

29 September 2017

New research using the Millennium Cohort Study shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.

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‘Aim higher’ is an effective message from teachers, study finds

5 September 2017

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.

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Vocational GCSEs may be holding girls back, research suggests

22 August 2017

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.

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Poorer students’ subject choices may be putting them at a disadvantage, study finds

13 August 2017

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.

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Exercise can lead to a more satisfied life, new research finds

4 August 2017

People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.

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Baby boomers show deep divisions on the way to retirement

2 August 2017

Substantial numbers of baby boomers, especially lower and middle earners, are expecting to work past state pension age.

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Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health, new study reveals  

5 July 2017

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.

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Twentysomethings think hard work doesn’t pay nowadays, new study finds

30 June 2017

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’.

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One in four millennials show signs of poor mental health, study finds

28 June 2017

Psychological problems are on the rise for young adults, with greater numbers reporting poor mental health in their mid-twenties than during adolescence.

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Getting enough sleep could help prevent you from becoming obese, research finds  

26 June 2017

People who get a good night’s sleep are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new study.

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Next Steps Age 25 data now available

22 June 2017

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.

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Grandparents may have less influence on children’s development than previously thought

31 May 2017

Researchers have failed to find a causal link between children’s development and their relationships with their grandparents.

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