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.
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.
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.
A new study by Oxford researcher Mark Taylor suggests a strong relationship between reading in your teens and being in a professional or managerial job in your thirties.
Research based on the National Child Development Study has found that psychological problems during childhood are associated by age 50 with significantly lower income, being less conscientious, having a lower likelihood of being married and having less-stable personal relationships.
A CLS Working Paper published today investigates new evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study on the ’part-time penalty:’ the lower rates of hourly pay offered in part-time jobs rather than full-time jobs to equivalently qualified and experienced women.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who last year chaired the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities, which drew on evidence from all three birth cohort studies, has published indicators at local authority level showing marked differences in children’s development between rich and poor areas of England.
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.
A new CLS Working Paper examines the implications different methods of collecting and reporting income may have for measuring poverty, by reference to the Millennium Cohort Study income data.
Children’s different rates of progress in their first two years at school are still largely driven by their parents’ social class, a UK-wide study has concluded
Almost 90 per cent of people in their early 50s are considering working beyond the state pension age in order to have a higher standard of living, a study has found.
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