Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
More than one third of UK teenagers are starting adult life with excess weight (either overweight or obese), and rates are even higher among the poorest, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.
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.
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.
The Next Steps Age 25 Sweep has provided valuable insights into the lives of young adults today.
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.
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?
This research project investigates the influence of work and family status on exercise and sedentary behaviour in childhood and adult life.
This research project uses evidence from all four of our cohort studies to investigate the short- and long-term health impacts of alcohol.
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.
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.
For the first time in the history of the UK birth cohort studies, a short measure of parents’ financial assets and debts is available in childhood (Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), age 11) alongside measures of income. This research project aims to understand how parents’ long-term financial position shapes their children’s outcomes from an early stage.
This research project provides empirical evidence on curricula delivery variation in the UK and institutional differences through analysis of Next Steps and linked National Pupil Database data.
Incorporating seven projects, this programme explored two key themes which are both central to government policy: healthy lifestyles and the transmission of advantage and disadvantage from one generation to the next.
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