Welcome to our news and blogs section. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our longitudinal studies.
The trauma associated with care experience casts a long shadow on mothers’ mental health and that of their children, finds new UCL research released today (7 February 2024).
Smoking during pregnancy and being overweight before becoming pregnant account for around 40 per cent of the social divide in childhood obesity rates.
Obese boys from the least advantaged neighbourhoods are significantly less likely to lose weight over the course of primary school than their peers in better-off areas, according to new research.
Participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve primary school children’s academic performance and social skills, new research shows.
Some groups of mixed ethnicity children experience an increase in behaviour problems as they are growing up, according to a new study.
This research project uses evidence from all four of our cohort studies to investigate the short- and long-term health impacts of alcohol.
Children are not active enough in the autumn and winter months, and spend too much time sitting indoors compared to other times of the year. According to researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit and Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge children were most active during weekends […]
Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Economics have found that nearly 14% of 11-year-olds had drunk more than a few sips of alcohol at least once. Children whose mothers drank heavily were 80% more likely to drink than children whose mothers did not drink and boys were more likely to […]
This event aimed to share findings into the benefits of reading for pleasure with a non-academic audience such as schoolteachers, parents and children.
Author and journalist Helen Pearson tells the story of the UK birth cohort studies in her new book, The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of Our Ordinary Lives. The studies, which follow people born in a single point in time throughout their lives, are tracking five generations of Britons, from the post-war baby boomers to […]
Charities involved in the Read On. Get On. campaign have been working with a Belfast primary school to improve pupils’ reading skills.
Researchers from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) are currently working with game developers, Duck Duck Zeus, to create a computer game which explores findings from the UK’s
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is pleased to welcome Dr Henderson to her new role. Professor Heather Joshi, founding Director of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), will provide Dr Henderson with senior support.
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