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 […]
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.
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 […]
Millennium Cohort Study findings have provided evidence for The Children’s Society’s eighth annual Good Childhood Report, which examines the state of children’s wellbeing across the UK.
Being born early is no barrier to children and adolescents participating in organised sports and playing with friends, according to new research.
At this event, organised by CLOSER, we will present results on the measurement properties of mental health measures, before and after harmonising these so that they can be compared across time and study.
CLS are pleased to be presenting at this CLOSER workshop aimed at lecturers. This free one-day workshop will give an overview of longitudinal data available to lecturers who teach and supervise students in quantitative social science subjects.
Held at the University of Edinburgh, 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). The slides from this workshop are available to download from this page.
Among women with young children, those in low-income households are more likely to exceed recommended levels on alcohol, according to a new study.
The negative effect of low birth weight on cognitive ability has decreased dramatically for children born at the turn of the millennium, compared to the Baby Boomers and Generation X before them.
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.
Married couples benefit slightly from the occasional ‘date night’, but overall going out as a couple has little effect on the likelihood of the relationship breaking down.
It is not moving home, but broader family circumstances that impact the wellbeing of children when they are in their early years, new research shows.
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