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The economic and social value of health from childhood to later life

1 December 2021

This project aims to examine the relationship between people’s physical and mental health and their educational and employment prospects, both across the lifecourse and between generations using data from five longitudinal studies.

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 17 Sweep

8 March 2021

Our initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 17 Sweep cover a range of themes, including mental health, obesity, substance use and antisocial behaviours.

Socioeconomic inequalities in health

29 October 2019

This project uses multiple birth cohort studies to better understand socioeconomic inequalities in health, how these have changed across time, and how they may be reduced.

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep

11 July 2018

Our initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep cover a range of themes, from mental health to levels of obesity and risky behaviours.

Educational and occupational aspirations of young people: influences and outcomes

1 January 2017

Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and Next Steps, this research project investigates the role of aspirations on social reproduction and social mobility across the divides of gender, ethnicity, disability and social class.

Parental working hours and the rising prevalence of obesity over time: a cross-cohort analysis

1 October 2016

This research project aims to investigate how changes in parental employment have affected childhood weight and if/how this effect has been changing over the last 5 decades?

Intergenerational influences on physical activity

1 June 2016

This research project investigates the influence of work and family status on exercise and sedentary behaviour in childhood and adult life.

Alcohol use across the life course: links with health and wellbeing

1 April 2016

This research project uses evidence from all four of our cohort studies to investigate the short- and long-term health impacts of alcohol.

Does the language of 11-year-olds predict their future?

1 February 2016

This research project aimed to apply automatic content analysis tools to transcribed self-reported essays, written by study members at age 11 and age 50 in order to undertake quantitative analysis of the words and concepts expressed by respondents.

Childhood mental health trajectories and lifetime consequences: a cross-cohort programme of work

1 January 2016

This project examines young people’s mental health trajectories today in the context of previous generations, using data from all four of our cohort studies.

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