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Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds

13 December 2017

Teenagers’ own career aspirations could be perpetuating the gender pay gap, researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) suggest.

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November research highlights

12 December 2017

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in November using CLS study data.

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One in five young people obese at age 14

12 December 2017

One in five young people born in the UK at the turn of the century was obese by the age of 14, and a further 15 per cent were found to be overweight.

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Latest partnership histories dataset now available

30 November 2017

The latest version of the National Child Development Study: Partnership Histories (1974-2013) has been released at the UK Data Service.

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Reading improves teenagers’ vocab, whatever their background, say researchers

22 November 2017

Teenagers who read in their spare time know 26 per cent more words than those who never read, according to researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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CLS October research highlights

10 November 2017

A round-up of selected journal papers and other research published in October using CLS study data.

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Less advantaged students not as likely to choose subjects they enjoy, new study finds

10 November 2017

Students whose parents had only GCSE qualifications were found to be less likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, when compared to students whose parents had a degree.

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Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood background, new study finds

6 November 2017

Findings from cohort studies show that childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X.

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One in four girls is depressed at age 14, new study reveals

29 September 2017

New research using the Millennium Cohort Study shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14.

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‘Aim higher’ is an effective message from teachers, study finds

5 September 2017

Students encouraged by their teachers to stay on in education are more likely to do A-levels and apply to university, according to findings from Next Steps.

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Vocational GCSEs may be holding girls back, research suggests

22 August 2017

Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found.

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Poorer students’ subject choices may be putting them at a disadvantage, study finds

13 August 2017

Students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds may be held back by their A-level subject choices when applying for prestigious courses such as law at leading universities, new findings suggest.

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