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Children’s radio show interviews CLS researcher about childhood aspirations study

5 November 2019

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Well, CLS researcher, Dr Sam Parsons was asked to think back to her childhood aspirations when she appeared on a children’s social science radio programme this weekend (2 November).

Socioeconomic inequalities in health

29 October 2019

This project uses multiple birth cohort studies to better understand socioeconomic inequalities in health, how these have changed across time, and how they may be reduced.

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Heavy social media users tend to be poor sleepers, new research shows

25 October 2019

Adolescents who use social media for at least five hours a day are more likely than their peers to go to sleep late and have trouble waking during the school week.

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Research round-up – July to September 2019

10 October 2019

Are boys more sensitive to the state of the local job market when choosing their GCSE subjects? And why are migrant and ethnic minority mothers at increased risk of mental ill health? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

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Richer doesn’t tend to mean thinner for ethnic minority children, new study finds

5 September 2019

New research suggests that privilege doesn’t protect ethnic minority children from gaining weight in the same way as it does their White peers.

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Millennium Cohort Study informs report showing children’s happiness at its lowest in a decade

30 August 2019

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.

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Children with autism more likely to be bullied at home and at school, new study finds

12 August 2019

Children with autism are at greater risk of being bullied by both their siblings and their peers, compared to those without autism.

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Research round-up – April to June 2019

2 August 2019

Are boys more sensitive to the state of the local job market when choosing their GCSE subjects? And why are migrant and ethnic minority mothers at increased risk of mental ill health? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

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Growing up across the globe – CLS hosts event to share learning from international cohort studies on surveying children

1 August 2019

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies last week (July 24-25) hosted a meeting of leading international cohort study teams to share their experiences of surveying children and young people.

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Linked education data opens up new research opportunities

18 July 2019

New datasets have just been released linking education data, including GCSE exam results, to the records of Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) participants based in England.

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CLS to present latest survey methods research at international conference

15 July 2019

CLS will present its latest research on survey methods at the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) conference this week (15-19 July 2019).

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The UK’s unique scientific versions of the 7-Up series

6 June 2019

With the 7-Up children returning to our TV screens this week at age 63 (4 June), Professor Alissa Goodman reflects on the importance of the show and the longitudinal studies she manages at CLS.

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