Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
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.
One in five children born in the UK at the beginning of the new century was obese by the age of 11, a new study shows.
Ten thousand fewer pupils are being bullied every day than 10 years ago, a major new study of secondary school pupils has revealed.
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).
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