Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Forty-two-year-olds whose mothers often felt depressed while they were growing up are at greater risk of obesity than their peers, according to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).
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 […]
Children whose parents are from poorer backgrounds are more likely to have diagnosable mental health problems, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education and Centre for Mental Health.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to be bullied throughout secondary school and into adulthood, according to new research.
Racism can have such a negative impact on ethnic minority mothers that the mental trauma can affect their child’s emotional wellbeing, according to a new study.
CLS is seeking input into the content of the Age 17 Survey of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), scheduled for 2018. Age 17 marks a major transition in the cohort members’ lives and has the potential to be a particularly important and illuminating stage of the study.
The mental trauma of separation can damage a mother’s belief in her parenting ability, a new study has found.
Many parents worry that the disruption of moving home may be harmful to young children, but a new study suggests that this is not necessarily so.
Conscientious teenagers are less likely to smoke when they become adults, new research has concluded.
The long-term impact of poor childhood mental health is believed to be costing the UK a total of £550 billion in lost earnings.
Children with well-developed social and emotional skills have a better chance of being happy and healthy adults than those who are just bright, a new study reveals today.
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.
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