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Welcome to our news and blogs.  Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.

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Only children: insights from across generations and countries

16 May 2022

With many couples starting families later and a gradual shift in family size ideals, only child families are becoming or are expected to become more common, but many stereotypes remain around only children. Join us to learn more about whether only children are different or similar from children who grow up with siblings in terms […]

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Newly available data on childhood mental health of 1958 cohort opens up research opportunities

5 May 2022

Researchers investigating the links between childhood mental health and people’s later outcomes can now access a wealth of new cohort study data, originally collected more than 50 years ago.

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Women who experience early menopause spend 4 months fewer in work during their early 50s

24 January 2022

The onset of menopause before age 45 reduces months spent in work by 9% – around 4 months’ employment – for women during their early 50s, finds new research by the UCL Social Research Institute.

The economic and social value of health from childhood to later life

1 December 2021

This project aims to examine the relationship between people’s physical and mental health and their educational and employment prospects, both across the lifecourse and between generations using data from five longitudinal studies.

Discussion event – Widening participation in higher education: longitudinal research on the ‘first in family’ student experience and labour market outcomes

15 November 2021

What can we learn from a quantitative analysis on ‘first in family’ university graduates in the UK in relation to labour market outcomes and widening participation in higher education? On 15 December we were joined by an audience of 100 for  a discussion and presentation of findings from a research programme funded by the Nuffield […]

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Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

26 October 2021

This free webinar on 24 November will give first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). If you are a Masters or PhD student, or a researcher in academia or the third sector new to the birth cohorts, this event will give you an overview of what’s available and how to get started.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

25 October 2021

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). If you are a Masters or PhD student, or a researcher in academia or the third sector new to the birth cohorts, this event provides an overview of what’s available and how to get started.

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People with prior mental ill health hit harder by pandemic disruption

30 September 2021

A new study, based on longitudinal data, has found that people who had higher pre-pandemic levels of depression or anxiety have been more severely affected by disruption to jobs and healthcare during the pandemic.

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Research round-up – April to June 2021

24 August 2021

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up of nearly 100 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between April and June 2021.

The economic and social value of health from childhood to later life

9 August 2021

An in-person event / live broadcasted event  to learn about the findings of an innovative cross-generation research project led by Professor Alice Sullivan and UCL colleagues. A recording will be available in early October. The project is funded by The Health Foundation.

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COVID-19 antibody test data from CLS studies now available

26 July 2021

Researchers can now access new information on the presence of COVID-19 antibodies among more than 10,000 study members taking part in the four cohort studies run by the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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Professor Alissa Goodman awarded CBE in Queen’s birthday honours

12 June 2021

Professor Alissa Goodman, Director of the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), has been awarded a CBE for her services to social science in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.

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