Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Young people of all academic abilities are more likely to fare better in their GCSE exams if they have confidence in their school work, new research shows.
The mental capacity of 11-year-olds helps predict their financial success in later life, according to findings from the 1958 British birth cohort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children who experience physical or sexual abuse have three times the odds of having suicidal thoughts at age 45, new research shows.
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: […]
Children born to older mothers tend to show the most cognitive ability nowadays, when in previous generations they typically showed less promise.
Parents’ home ownership is becoming a more important determinant of their children entering the housing market, according to new research.
Among women with young children, those in low-income households are more likely to exceed recommended levels on alcohol, according to a new study.
Twenty-somethings who pursued vocational training rather than university report being just as satisfied with their lives, according to new research
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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