Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
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.
Children who experience a family break-up in late childhood and early adolescence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems than those living with both parents, according to a new study.
Children born to immigrant parents tended to trail behind their peers in reading and maths in the 1970s and 1980s, largely due to their social background.
Researchers have failed to find a causal link between children’s development and their relationships with their grandparents.
Up to 1 in 5 children in the poorest fifth of families display symptoms of mental illness, compared to 1 in 20 children from the richest homes. But according to a new study, mothers’ mental health matters even more.
Support for children with emotional and behavioural problems may be more effective if targeted at those with both cognitive difficulties and depressed mothers, new findings suggest.
Mums living with intellectual and developmental disabilities tend to live in poverty, have a chaotic home environment and report poorer mental health during their children’s early years.
Eleven-year-olds who have someone at home making sure they finish their homework before taking part in other activities, such as watching TV, score higher on cognitive assessments than those who do not.
Children who eat breakfast and have a regular bedtime routine are less likely to become overweight or obese during childhood, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Children growing up in households where the mother is a victim of domestic violence may experience more ill health than others, according to new research based on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
More sophisticated data are needed if we are to capture the true impact of help from social workers for UK families, according to a new report.
Almost a half of all boys did not reach the expected literacy standard in their reception year at school, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Obesity rates among children with learning difficulties are higher and rise faster than children without these disabilities, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
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