Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
A fifth of pupils who do well in school at age 11 do not go on to university, suggests new research from the Institute of Education, University of London.
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.
Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education.
Seven-year-olds in England are better at reading than their counterparts in Wales, according to new research using data from the Millennium Cohort Study.
Evidence from the 1958, 1970 and millennium cohort studies has been cited extensively by the Welsh Government in its first Early Years and Childcare Plan.
Children with stronger reading and maths skills at age seven are more likely to earn higher wages in later life, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study.
August-born pupils achieve worse exam results, on average, than children born in September, simply because they are 11 months younger when they sit national achievement tests, a new study finds. Researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study, the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, the Labour […]
Ability grouping may be intensifying the disadvantages experienced by summer-born children, new research suggests.
Over two thirds of people gain qualifications in adult life – often to enhance their career prospects, new evidence suggests. The study from the Institute of Education, University of London, shows that 71 per cent of people in England, Scotland and Wales achieved at least one qualification between the ages of 23 and 50, and […]
The latest issue of the National Institute Economic Review takes an in-depth look at evidence from the British birth cohort studies, with a special focus on how economic circumstances are transmitted from one generation to the next.
White children are losing their early lead over ethnic minority youngsters in English language during the first two years of primary school, a UK-wide study has found. By age 7, ethnic minority children read English at least as well as white pupils, say researchers at the Institute of Education, University of London. The best readers, […]
Secondary school pupils’ maths performance could be substantially improved if children gained a better understanding of fractions and long division in primary school, an important international research study that involved the Institute of Education has concluded.
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