Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
More than one in four UK youngsters are growing up in families facing multiple challenges such as parental depression and financial hardship that can have a damaging effect on children’s development, new research suggests.
The children of high earners start school five months ahead of pupils from low and middle-income homes, according to new research based on the Millennium Cohort Study.
Mothers who drink one or two units of alcohol a week during pregnancy do not increase the risks that their child will go on to experience developmental problems, research based on the Millennium Cohort Study has concluded.
A ‘tough love’ parenting style is the most effective approach to preventing teenagers from binge drinking, a new study claims
Pre-school education has a positive long-term impact on children’s educational achievement but is not helping pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to catch up with their middle-class peers, a new study has concluded.
If a boy’s father is absent when he’s a child, he is more likely to become a father himself at a young age, a new study suggests
A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggests parents’ marital status has ‘little or no additional impact on the child’s development’.
A new analysis of how people secure professional and managerial careers shows that family background remains just as important as it was three decades ago, relative to educational qualifications.
Parents, the family home, and children’s own attitudes and behaviours could all contribute towards reducing educational inequalities, a recent study shows.
The British cohort studies managed by CLS have attracted a huge amount of attention from the world press over the past week. Research from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been covered by media from as far afield as America, Australia and Pakistan.
Nick Clegg today launched a report The Home Front, produced by the think tank Demos, which explores the influences and pressures on today’s families and the interdependent relationships within them, drawing on research based on the Millennium Cohort Study and British Cohort Study 1970.
Research based on the Millennium Cohort Study looks at how much a child’s physical activity can be predicted by parental income and education, health behaviours and parents playing with them.
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