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Social mobility mechanisms and consequences

1 July 2015

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.

Cross Cohort Research Programme

1 July 2015

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.

What works for wellbeing cross-cutting capabilities evidence programme

1 June 2015

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies forms part of the What Works for WellBeing Cross-Cutting Capabilities evidence programme, which is led by Professor Richard Layard (LSE). CLS’s contribution is led by Professor Alissa Goodman.

In-work poverty and retirement attitudes among a cohort born in 1958

1 March 2015

The aim of this research project was to explore retirement-related attitudes, aspirations, expectations, and plans for retirement among adults who are in their mid to late 50s.

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 11 Sweep

20 November 2014

The fifth MCS survey took place during 2012 when participants were aged 11. Our initial findings from the age 11 survey cover a range of themes, from family structure to child cognitive development.

Pathways from environmental risk to children’s psychological maladjustment and resilience

14 November 2014

This research project tested how neighbourhood, family poverty and other adverse circumstances are related to children’s wellbeing, as gauged through emotional and behavioural outcomes.

Life history and healthy ageing

14 November 2014

This research project was part of a collaborative research programme entitled ‘Healthy Ageing across the Life Course’ (HALCyon). This programme was funded under the New Dynamics of Ageing initiative – a cross council multi-disciplinary research.

Parenting and contact before and after separation

30 September 2014

This research project analysed data from the first four surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, at ages 9 months, 3 years, 5 years, 7 years and 11 years. It looked specifically at factors related to parents’ contact with their children after separation, and how separation affects parenting activities and capabilities.

Trajectories and transitions in the cognitive and educational development of disabled children and young people

30 June 2014

The aim of the research project was to enhance our understanding of disabled children’s early cognitive development and their subsequent educational transitions.

Children’s time-use diaries: promoting research, sharing best practice and evaluating innovations in data collection internationally

31 March 2014

This research project aimed to optimise the design and coverage of the MCS age 14 time-use diary so as to maximise benefit to the research community and minimise non-response due to respondent burden.

Schooling and unequal outcomes in youth and adulthood

1 October 2013

The main aims of this research project is to repair and enhance the 1986 wave of data from BCS70 and to use the newly enhanced data to conduct a programme of multidisciplinary research.

Linking cohort study data to administrative records: the challenges of consent and coverage

1 April 2013

Using linked data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), this research project examined patterns of non-consent and non-coverage, and identifies weighting and imputation techniques that can adjust for biases.

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