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COVID-19 data from five national longitudinal cohort studies now available

17 July 2020

Researchers now have access to data about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 18,000 participants of five nationally representative longitudinal cohort studies based at UCL. The new data will help researchers understand the economic, health and social consequences of the coronavirus outbreak and track the lasting impact on people’s lives.

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Five decades of British science and social history charted in new podcast series

25 June 2020

A new podcast series celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) begins today (Thursday 25 June). Over the next six weeks, ‘50 Years of Life in Britain’ will explore the contribution the BCS70 study members have made to improving British science and society.

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The 1970s – an animated tour

18 June 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – So, that was the 1970s. And what a decade it was for Britain’s birth cohort studies. Here’s a whistle stop animated tour of the first 10 years of BCS70.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Age 5 Sweep

11 June 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Thanks to findings from the Age 5 Sweep we have increased our understanding of the benefits of breastfeeding, the links between TV viewing and adult obesity, and the influence of parenting practices on children’s later attitudes.

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1970 British Cohort Study Age 5 Survey – Understanding mothers

4 June 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – During the Age 5 Sweep, mothers were asked a series of questions about their opinions, maternal depression and their child’s behaviour.

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1970 British Cohort Study – Life stories – Jo

28 May 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – With five decades of invaluable service to British science and society, what has it been like for our 1970 British Cohort Study members to take part in the study? Over the year we’ll be speaking to our cohort members about their lives and what the study means to them. This week we speak to Jo.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Childhood educational inequalities

21 May 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Few pieces of longitudinal research have had such an impact on government policy as Leon Feinstein’s analysis of BCS70, which examined the links between family background and children’s cognitive development.

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1970 British Cohort Study 22 months and 42 months sub-studies

13 May 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Almost 5,000 children and mothers took part in the 22 months and 42 months sweeps, which explored the impact of foetal nutrition on early development.

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1970 British Cohort Study – Life stories – Mike

6 May 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – With five decades of invaluable service to British science and society, what has it been like for our 1970 British Cohort Study members to take part in the study? Over the year we’ll be speaking to our cohort members about their lives and what the study means to them. This month we speak to Mike.

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UCL’s longitudinal studies to survey thousands about impact of COVID-19

5 May 2020

The UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) has launched a nationwide survey of the participants of five national longitudinal cohort studies, to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research round-up – January to March 2020

1 May 2020

How much does one’s family background influence their midlife wellbeing? And, what effect does technology engagement have on teenage sleep? What is the psychological impact of having to work part-time when full-time jobs are not available? And, how important is cognitive ability in helping people climb the social ladder?

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – the Birth Survey

29 April 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Thanks to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) birth survey we have increased our understanding of the risks posed by smoking in pregnancy, helping to improve health advice provided to mothers ever since.

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