Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
16% of teenagers report high levels of psychological distress at age 17, finds a new study led by UCL researchers based on data collected in 2018-19. The findings also show 24% of young people report self-harming and 7% report self-harming with suicidal intent by age 17.
Children with well-developed social and emotional skills have a better chance of being happy and healthy adults than those who are just bright, a new study reveals today.
Individuals who experience stressful events as children show more signs of physical ‘wear and tear’ by midlife, according to a new study of people born in 1958.
Next week another significant step on the road to gender equality will be taken with the consecration of the Rev. Libby Lane as the Bishop of Stockport – the first female bishop to be appointed by the Church of England. But a less talked-about gender divide in religion, which arguably supports the case for more […]
It is only natural for parents to want to help their sons and daughters find a good, well-paid job. However, many people now accept that this human instinct can have some negative consequences and make it harder to create a more meritocratic society. Unpaid internships that often lead to lucrative, high-status jobs are a prime, […]
How can more young people be encouraged to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths?
Reading for pleasure during childhood has a substantial influence on a person’s vocabulary 30 years later.
Data from the age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) is now available to download from the UK Data Service.
Men are significantly more likely than women to be overweight or obese in middle age, according to new research from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.
Members of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), who turned 42 this year, have now completed their ninth survey since they were born. More than 9,800 cohort members were interviewed between May 2012 to April 2013, which is a larger response than either the age 38 or age 34 surveys. Each cohort member completed a […]
The Age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study has now begun. Over the course of the year we hope to speak to more than 9,000 study members for the 9th time.
In preparation for the ninth wave of the British Cohort Study 1970, which is scheduled to take place in 2012 when the cohort members will be aged 42, there is an open call for experts in relevant fields to advise the CLS team on the content of the 2012 survey.
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