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The trauma associated with care experience casts a long shadow on mothers’ mental health and that of their children, finds new UCL research released today (7 February 2024).
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.
The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been an important source of evidence on midlife mental health, helping to improve our understanding about why middle age is such a vulnerable period for adults.
Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – as we conclude our exploration of BCS70 in the 2000s, we take you on an animated tour from the start of the new millennium.
Baby Boomers and Generation X are at the greatest risk of mental ill-health in middle age, finds new research by UCL.
The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been an important resource for research into the potential impacts on children when mothers return to work.
In the BCS70 Age 34 Sweep, half of cohort members with children aged 16 and under were randomly chosen to take part in a special study.
Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – BCS70 has been one of the leading sources of evidence on social mobility, informing a series of impassioned academic debates on this topic.
In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 British Cohort Study, this scientific conference will showcase the latest cutting-edge research using CLS cohort data.
Over the years, men who waited until their mid-20s to have their first child tended to report the best health in middle age, compared to those who started a family earlier. But, more recently, those who delayed fatherhood until their mid-30s appeared to be the healthiest in midlife.
Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are not born predisposed to smoking through absorbing nicotine in the womb, a study has found.
Among the Baby Boomers and Generation X, people who had higher levels of emotional wellbeing during childhood and adolescence were more likely to report being satisfied with life when they reached adulthood.
At this event, organised by CLOSER, we will present results on the measurement properties of mental health measures, before and after harmonising these so that they can be compared across time and study.
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