Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
It was exciting to be invited earlier this week to the launch of Shaping Us, the new Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood campaign to raise awareness of how important the early years are for shaping the adults we become. At the launch, the Princess of Wales showed her obvious passion for and commitment to […]
The corrosive effect of persistent poverty on children’s cognitive development is revealed in a new study published by the Institute of Education, University of London.
IoE researchers find children from homes that experience persistent poverty are more likely to have their cognitive development affected than their peers in better off homes. However family instability is found to make no additional difference.
Fourteen Briefings, which distil the key findings of the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, as collected in Children of the 21st century (Volume2): The first five years are now available:
A new study, published this week by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, concludes that young children’s cognitive or social and emotional development does not appear to be significantly affected by the formal marital status of their parents.
Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years, edited by Kirstine Hansen, Heather Joshi and Shirley Dex, was published on Wednesday 17 February by The Policy Press.
Black children in the UK are far more likely to be overweight than youngsters from other ethnic groups when they enter primary school, a newly published study suggests.
Fieldwork for MCS3 (Age 5) in England and Wales finished at the end of October 2006. Almost 12,000 families took part – about 9,800 in England and about 2,100 in Wales. Interviewing in Scotland and Northern Ireland is continuing until the end of the year but we hope that in total over 15,000 families will take part.
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