Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Middle-aged men and women who have experienced the upheaval of separation, divorce and remarriage are as healthy as couples in stable marriages, according to a new study.
A new cross-cohort study has revealed that parents who work to instil self-control in their children will see them reap the benefits throughout their working life.
Children of obese parents are up to five times more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach their forties, new research has found
Parents should routinely switch off the TV and take young children out for a walk or some other exercise in order to increase their chances of growing up to be fit, healthy adults, new research suggests.
The findings of a remarkable UCL Institute of Education research study are being used to promote reading for pleasure and to help protect school and public library services around the English-speaking world.
How can more young people be encouraged to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths?
Do children born in the UK at the beginning of the new millennium have some reasons to be cheerful? Yes, it appears that they do.
Life has never been particularly easy for middle-aged adults who find themselves caring for aged parents and their own children and grandchildren.
Living in a good neighbourhood, having lots of friends and getting on well with brothers and sisters are more important to children’s happiness than growing up in a two-parent home, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. Researchers at NatCen Social Research analysed information on more than 10,000 seven-year-olds born across the UK in […]
Why do some people become involved in local clubs or volunteer to help in their community while others prefer to stay at home?
People with a strong sense of neighbourhood belonging have better mental wellbeing, according to new research based on the 1946, 1958 and Hertfordshire cohort studies.
Children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behaviour problems, according to new research using data from the Millennium Cohort Study.
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