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Children from lower social classes up to 5kg heavier than their more advantaged peers

21 March 2018

Disadvantaged children born at the start of the 21st century weighed up to 5kg more in their childhood and early teenage years than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new study has found.

Longitudinal data across the life course: an introduction to using cohort data

22 January 2018

Held at the Cardiff University, this workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Introduction to the 1958 and 1970 British Cohort Study

12 January 2018

This webinar introduced the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused particularly on wellbeing measures available in each study. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

New sources of data for social science research

19 December 2017

Hosted by the UK Data Service, this event aimed to help introduce researchers to the new sources of data are that are available for social sciences research in the UK.

Introduction to CLOSER Discovery and its latest features

17 November 2017

CLOSER Discovery is a search engine that allows researchers to explore the content of nine leading UK longitudinal studies. This webinar introduced users to the website and explored the latest content and features. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

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Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood background, new study finds

6 November 2017

Findings from cohort studies show that childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X.

Inequalities: Evidence from longitudinal studies

1 November 2017

CLOSER’S 2017 conference on inequalities was an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad.

UCL Festival of Culture – Reading for Pleasure

5 June 2017

As part of the UCL Festival of Culture, Professor Alice Sullivan drew on evidence from BCS70 to explore the positive influence of reading for pleasure on learning during the teenage years and into mid-life.

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The latest version of the 1970 British Cohort Study Activity Histories is now available

25 May 2017

The latest version of the 1970 British Cohort Study: Activity Histories (1986-2013) has now been released at the UK Data Archive.

Webinar: Introduction to CLOSER Discovery

16 March 2017

CLOSER Discovery is a search engine that allows researchers to explore the content of eight leading UK longitudinal studies. This webinar gave users a full demonstration of the website. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

Blog

International Women’s Day – we cannot take progress for granted

8 March 2017

What can cohort studies show us about gender equality? Founding Director of MCS and Emeritus Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography, Heather Joshi explains in an IOE London blogpost.

News

Please respond: ESRC Data Impact Review

24 February 2017

Users of Centre for Longitudinal Studies data are asked to respond to an online survey by 17 March as part of an ESRC review into the impact of its data infrastructure investments. Click here to access the online survey. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The review includes CLS and the cohorts it manages: […]

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