Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Substance use and antisocial behaviour are more likely to go hand-in-hand with poor mental health for generation Z teens compared to millennial adolescents growing up a decade earlier, finds a new UCL study.
Private school pupils are more likely than their peers at comprehensives to have a lower body mass index (BMI) by the time they reach their early 40s. They also spend less time watching television and eat fewer take-away meals, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Raising state school children’s aspirations, self-confidence, and improving their access to social networks would do little to counter the huge pay advantages enjoyed by their privately-educated peers, new research shows.
People with good motor coordination at 10 years old tend to spend less time in front of screens – either computer or TV – in adolescence and middle-age. They are also more likely to be physically active in their early 40s.
Hollywood stars and top models may be getting larger, but accepting that beauty comes in varying shapes and sizes might not be good for our health, warns Professor Alice Sullivan of the UCL Institute of Education.
Children of obese parents are up to five times more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach their forties, new research has found
Parents should routinely switch off the TV and take young children out for a walk or some other exercise in order to increase their chances of growing up to be fit, healthy adults, new research suggests.
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.
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