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Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds

11 March 2019

Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.

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FAQs: About CLS research on children’s BMI and parents’ work

11 March 2019

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’

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Depression is on the rise among young people, but antisocial behaviour is down, new research shows

28 February 2019

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.

Investigating obesity in the UK – what data can I use?

6 February 2019

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.

Longitudinal data for ethnicity & migration research in the UK: Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study

6 February 2019

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.

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Millennium Cohort Study director on BBC Radio 4 to discuss UK and US research on families and children

5 February 2019

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.

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Obese children not at increased risk of hospital admissions, new study reveals

1 February 2019

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.

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Timing of parents’ split matters for children’s mental health, new research reveals

17 January 2019

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.

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Heavy social media use linked to depression in young teens, new study shows

4 January 2019

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.

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Education equality matters for the whole of society, CLS Director explains at UNICEF event

27 November 2018

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.

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Keeping active could help improve wellbeing for overweight children, research finds

31 October 2018

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.

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Cognitive achievement of second generation immigrants less likely to be restricted by social disadvantage nowadays, study finds

18 October 2018

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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