Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Some groups of mixed ethnicity children experience an increase in behaviour problems as they are growing up, according to a new study.
Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Economics have found that nearly 14% of 11-year-olds had drunk more than a few sips of alcohol at least once. Children whose mothers drank heavily were 80% more likely to drink than children whose mothers did not drink and boys were more likely to […]
Author and journalist Helen Pearson tells the story of the UK birth cohort studies in her new book, The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives. The studies, which follow people born in a single point in time throughout their lives, are tracking five generations of Britons, from the post-war baby boomers to […]
Charities involved in the Read On. Get On. campaign have been working with a Belfast primary school to improve pupils’ reading skills.
Children who see their parents divorce before age 7 are more likely than those who experience it at a later age to report health problems in their fifties, according to a new study.
The mental trauma of separation can damage a mother’s belief in her parenting ability, a new study has found.
More than four in five fathers still have contact with their child after they have separated from their partner, according to new research. However, dads who were more involved with parenting before a break-up are more likely to play a bigger role in their child’s future upbringing. The study, conducted by the University of Kent […]
Middle-aged men and women who have experienced the upheaval of separation, divorce and remarriage are as healthy as couples in stable marriages, according to a new study.
A new cross-cohort study has revealed that parents who work to instil self-control in their children will see them reap the benefits throughout their working life.
Children of obese parents are up to five times more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach their forties, new research has found
Parents should routinely switch off the TV and take young children out for a walk or some other exercise in order to increase their chances of growing up to be fit, healthy adults, new research suggests.
The findings of a remarkable UCL Institute of Education research study are being used to promote reading for pleasure and to help protect school and public library services around the English-speaking world.
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