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Generational inequalities in mental health accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic

23 January 2023

Mental health problems like anxiety and depression were more common among younger generations before the COVID-19 outbreak — but the gap between young and old became even wider during the pandemic, according to new research based on five UK longitudinal studies.

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NHS admin data now linked to Millennium Cohort Study

7 December 2022

Researchers tracking the experiences of young people born at the turn of the century can now explore a wider range of research questions related to health care and treatment in hospitals, thanks to a new data linkage between NHS Digital and the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

Call for papers – Children of the noughties: a conference to celebrate 21 years of the Millennium Cohort Study

16 November 2022

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a scientific conference to celebrate 21 years of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). The event will take place on 13 and 14 June 2023 at the Hallam Conference Centre, London. The Call for papers closes on Monday 30 January 2023 at 9am.

Using Linked Administrative Data: Hospital Episode Statistics linked with the CLS cohorts

9 November 2022

Several administrative health datasets have been linked to the CLS cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. In this webinar we focus on Hospital Episode Statistics (HES): what’s included in the linked datasets, how to access them and how to analyse the data.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

9 October 2022

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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Eliminating sexual violence could reduce teenage mental ill health

5 October 2022

The prevalence of serious mental health problems among 17-year-olds could drop by as much as 16.8% for girls and 8.4% for boys if they were not subjected to sexual violence, such as sexual assault and harassment, according to estimates from UCL researchers.

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Investing in breastfeeding support may help reduce social inequalities

1 July 2022

Breastfeeding matters for children’s cognitive development, but disadvantaged mothers who give birth at the weekend are less likely to breastfeed, owing to poorer breastfeeding support in hospitals, finds a new UCL study.

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Inequalities in early child development remained stubbornly high through the 2010s

23 June 2022

Inequalities in the early cognitive, social and emotional development of children in the UK, which are so important in shaping later life outcomes, have changed little between those born in the early 2000s and those born in the early 2010s. Researchers from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) and the Institute for Fiscal Studies […]

Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study

23 May 2022

This short webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with the Millennium Cohort Study an insight into this unique longitudinal cohort dataset born at the turn of the century. This session describes the study aims, content and design as well as offering a helpful look at some of the types of research that can […]

Only children: insights from across generations and countries

16 May 2022

With many couples starting families later and a gradual shift in family size ideals, only child families are becoming or are expected to become more common, but many stereotypes remain around only children. Join us to learn more about whether only children are different or similar from children who grow up with siblings in terms […]

The economic and social value of health from childhood to later life

1 December 2021

This project aims to examine the relationship between people’s physical and mental health and their educational and employment prospects, both across the lifecourse and between generations using data from five longitudinal studies.

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