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Up to one in five adults with a history of poor mental health reported they were ‘much worse off’ financially a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to one in ten of those who had never had psychological problems in adulthood.
Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.
These FAQs provide additional information on the research covered in our news story ‘Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds’
Young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour and substance use – often thought to go hand-in-hand with mental ill-health – are on the decline.
This webinar is jointly organised by CLOSER and the UK Data Service as part of the ESRC-funded data resource’s collaborative webinar series, ESRC data resources: discovering data and how to use it.
This session was jointly organised by Understanding Society and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies as part of the ESRC funded data resource’s collaborative webinar series, ESRC data resources: discovering data and how to use it.
Professor Emla Fitzsimons appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme last night (4 February) to highlight Millennium Cohort Study research looking at the impact of family structure on children’s prospects.
Obese and overweight children are no more likely than their peers to be admitted to hospital for health problems and injuries during childhood and early adolescence.
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.
Adolescents using social media for three hours or more a day are more likely to show signs of depression at age 14, compared to their peers who use it less often.
Equal access to quality education is not only important for children’s individual life chances, it’s vital for their future participation in society, Professor Alissa Goodman told delegates at a UNICEF event in Florence, Italy in October.
Overweight and obese children who are physically inactive are more likely to have poor wellbeing than their more active peers who are a similar weight, 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.
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