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COVID-19 Survey in Five National Longitudinal Studies, waves 1-3 – webinar

10 May 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve run a series of surveys to find out about the experiences of the participants in five national longitudinal cohort studies. This webinar gives an overview of the three waves of the survey, focusing on content, dealing with non-response and findings. Resources from this webinar are available here.

Consultation on the content and design of an Early Life Cohort Feasibility study for the UK

6 May 2021

This is a consultation organised by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. We are seeking your input into the scientific direction and design of a new study, testing the feasibility of a new birth cohort study for the UK.

Millennium Cohort Study Age 22 Sweep: Consultative Workshop

26 April 2021

Over 50 stakeholders joined us for an interactive half-day event to help shape the content of the Millennium Cohort Study Age 22 Sweep. Participants attended themed discussion sessions to explore the key topics and questions to include in the next survey.

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Substance use and depression more closely linked for generation Z teens

23 April 2021

Substance use and antisocial behaviour are more likely to go hand-in-hand with poor mental health for generation Z teens compared to millennial adolescents growing up a decade earlier, finds a new UCL study.

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Being born small doesn’t tend to disadvantage IVF babies’ cognitive development

10 March 2021

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction who are born small do just as well in cognitive tests during childhood and adolescence as naturally conceived children who are born a normal weight, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 17 Sweep

8 March 2021

Our initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 17 Sweep cover a range of themes, including mental health, obesity, substance use and antisocial behaviours.

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Research round-up – October to December 2020

5 March 2021

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 40 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between October and December 2020.

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CLS studies part of £18.5m research project to investigate long COVID

18 February 2021

Data collected from CLS’s four cohort studies will be used to help improve the understanding of the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of the long term effects of COVID-19, in a major new research project announced today.

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10% of teenagers have tried hard drugs by age 17

10 February 2021

Almost a third of 17-year-olds have tried cannabis and one in 10 have tried harder drugs, such as cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, with similar rates of experimentation regardless of parents’ education level, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

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Wave 3 of COVID-19 survey now underway

2 February 2021

With the whole country in lockdown again, the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is conducting another web survey of thousands of cohort study participants, to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of different generations of people in the UK.

An introduction to linked health administrative data in four cohort studies

19 January 2021

Several administrative health records have recently been linked to the CLS cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. In this webinar, researchers found out what’s included in the linked datasets and how to access them.

Social isolation, loneliness and wellbeing across the life course and between five British birth cohorts

14 January 2021

This project aims to develop a conceptual and empirical understanding of social isolation across the life course and generate comparable measures across cohorts.

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