Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
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 […]
Adults who were bullied as children are more likely to experience mental health problems than those who were never bullied, according to new research based on the 1958 National Child Development Study.
Older people’s quality of life begins to drop rapidly in their seventies – and yet most will say they are satisfied with their lives, according to a new study of ageing. Researchers from the Institute of Education, University of London, and the University of Manchester analysed information on more than 10,000 men and women aged […]
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 a disability are more likely to be born into disadvantaged families than their non-disabled peers, according to new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
More than half of children aged 11 say they are ‘completely happy’ with their lives, according to new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). Researchers analysed information given by more than 13,000 cohort members, who were born across the UK in 2000-2001. In the most recent survey at age 11, the children were asked […]
Children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behaviour problems, according to new research using data from the Millennium Cohort Study.
New research published by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies has tested the effectiveness of the latest tool for interpreting what children’s drawings say about their behaviour and emotional state. Miranda Crusco, from the University of Hertfordshire, used the Draw-A-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED) method to analyse the drawings of more than 170 seven-year-olds […]
Children are at increased risk of behaviour problems if they spend three or more hours a day watching television, an analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study reveals.
Exercising from a young age improves cognitive function in later life, according to a new study from King’s College London.
The challenges facing first-time parents are examined in a new briefing paper from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
More than one in four UK youngsters are growing up in families facing multiple challenges such as parental depression and financial hardship that can have a damaging effect on children’s development, new research suggests.
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