Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
How has the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) aided government understanding of the social inequalities faced by young people today?
People who experience maltreatment during childhood are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to own their homes by age 50.
More generous benefits for families in Britain may explain better test scores for some children compared to the United States, according to research using the National Child Development Study (NCDS).
Educational achievement may be enough to open the door to high-status occupations, but isn’t sufficient to deliver a top income in early middle age, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).
Pupils who received career advice from external speakers in their mid-teens went on to enjoy slightly higher wages by the time they reached 26, according to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study
Children’s wellbeing is not related to their families’ household incomes – but their perceptions of how much they have relative to their friends can have an unexpected effect. A new study from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education found that 11-year-olds who saw themselves as richer than their peers were […]
The latest version of the National Child Development Study: Activity Histories (1974-2013) has been released at the UK Data Archive.
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 […]
Around 12 per cent of school leavers born in 1990 faced challenges, such as extended periods of unemployment and job instability, compared to only 4 per cent of those born three decades earlier
Children who are born prematurely not only tend to perform worse academically but also appear to accumulate less wealth as adults, according to a new study.
Children from better-off families who show lower ability at age 5 are still more likely to succeed in the labour market than their brighter peers from poorer homes, according to a new report.
Introducing a Singaporean ‘mastery’ teaching approach in English schools leads to a relatively small but welcome improvement in children’s mathematics skills and offers a potential return on investment, after one year.
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