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Childhood IQ predicts how much people earn in their fifties, study finds

4 May 2017

The mental capacity of 11-year-olds helps predict their financial success in later life, according to findings from the 1958 British birth cohort.

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Academic ability linked to cannabis use in adolescence, study finds

28 April 2017

Children who perform well at school at age 11 are more likely to use cannabis during their late teenage years, compared to those who show less academic promise.

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Mothers’ depression more harmful than poverty for children’s mental health, study finds

13 March 2017

Up to 1 in 5 children in the poorest fifth of families display symptoms of mental illness, compared to 1 in 20 children from the richest homes. But according to a new study, mothers’ mental health matters even more.

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Mothers’ depression more harmful for children with poor cognitive ability, study finds

9 March 2017

Support for children with emotional and behavioural problems may be more effective if targeted at those with both cognitive difficulties and depressed mothers, new findings suggest.

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International Women’s Day – we cannot take progress for granted

8 March 2017

What can cohort studies show us about gender equality? Founding Director of MCS and Emeritus Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography, Heather Joshi explains in an IOE London blogpost.

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Risk of suicidal feelings increases three-fold for victims of childhood abuse, study finds

28 February 2017

Children who experience physical or sexual abuse have three times the odds of having suicidal thoughts at age 45, new research shows.

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Please respond: ESRC Data Impact Review

24 February 2017

Users of Centre for Longitudinal Studies data are asked to respond to an online survey by 17 March as part of an ESRC review into the impact of its data infrastructure investments. Click here to access the online survey. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The review includes CLS and the cohorts it manages: […]

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Older mothers have positive influence on children’s cognitive development, study finds

24 February 2017

Children born to older mothers tend to show the most cognitive ability nowadays, when in previous generations they typically showed less promise.

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Climbing the housing ladder is getting harder for those whose parents are not owners

23 February 2017

Parents’ home ownership is becoming a more important determinant of their children entering the housing market, according to new research.

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Lower income women more likely to drink in excess of official guidelines

22 February 2017

Among women with young children, those in low-income households are more likely to exceed recommended levels on alcohol, according to a new study.

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Millennials who chose an apprenticeship over university are just as happy with their lives, study finds

26 January 2017

Twenty-somethings who pursued vocational training rather than university report being just as satisfied with their lives, according to new research

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Road to heavy drinking depends on social background, study shows

26 January 2017

Young adults from working class homes are more likely to drink heavily if they smoked during their teenage years, whereas their middle class peers start drinking excessively if they go on to higher education.

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