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Generational inequalities in mental health accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic

23 January 2023

Mental health problems like anxiety and depression were more common among younger generations before the COVID-19 outbreak — but the gap between young and old became even wider during the pandemic, according to new research based on five UK longitudinal studies.

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Poor mental health doubled likelihood of experiencing financial hardship during pandemic

19 January 2023

Up to one in five adults with a history of poor mental health reported they were ‘much worse off’ financially a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to one in ten of those who had never had psychological problems in adulthood.

Using Linked Administrative Data: Hospital Episode Statistics linked with the CLS cohorts

9 November 2022

Several administrative health datasets have been linked to the CLS cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. In this webinar we focus on Hospital Episode Statistics (HES): what’s included in the linked datasets, how to access them and how to analyse the data.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

9 October 2022

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study

31 August 2022

This short webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) an insight into this invaluable longitudinal cohort dataset.

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Inequalities in early child development remained stubbornly high through the 2010s

23 June 2022

Inequalities in the early cognitive, social and emotional development of children in the UK, which are so important in shaping later life outcomes, have changed little between those born in the early 2000s and those born in the early 2010s. Researchers from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies […]

Only children: insights from across generations and countries

16 May 2022

With many couples starting families later and a gradual shift in family size ideals, only child families are becoming or are expected to become more common, but many stereotypes remain around only children. Join us to learn more about whether only children are different or similar from children who grow up with siblings in terms […]

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Only children more likely to care for ageing parents, but don’t suffer worse mental health

6 April 2022

Only children can manage the emotional and psychological demands of caring just as well as those who share duties with siblings, according to UCL researchers.

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.

Discussion event – Widening participation in higher education: longitudinal research on the ‘first in family’ student experience and labour market outcomes

15 November 2021

What can we learn from a quantitative analysis on ‘first in family’ university graduates in the UK in relation to labour market outcomes and widening participation in higher education? On 15 December we were joined by an audience of 100 for  a discussion and presentation of findings from a research programme funded by the Nuffield […]

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Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

26 October 2021

This free webinar on 24 November will give first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). If you are a Masters or PhD student, or a researcher in academia or the third sector new to the birth cohorts, this event will give you an overview of what’s available and how to get started.

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