Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
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.
How can more young people be encouraged to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths?
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.
Life has never been particularly easy for middle-aged adults who find themselves caring for aged parents and their own children and grandchildren.
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 […]
Why do some people become involved in local clubs or volunteer to help in their community while others prefer to stay at home?
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 irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behaviour problems, according to new research using data from the Millennium Cohort Study.
Children are more likely to enjoy sport in school if they are active outside of school, according to a new study from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London. The IOE research, based on data from more than 14,000 10-year-olds included in the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), found that children who were active outside […]
People of divorced parents have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study. Researchers at University College London (UCL) found that children who experienced the breakdown in their parents’ relationship before the age of […]
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