Welcome to our news and blogs section. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our longitudinal studies.
The trauma associated with care experience casts a long shadow on mothers’ mental health and that of their children, finds new UCL research released today (7 February 2024).
Disadvantaged children born at the start of the 21st century weighed up to 5kg more in their childhood and early teenage years than those from more privileged backgrounds, a new study has found.
To coincide with the release of the National Child Development Study’s Age 11 essays, CLS hosted a special tutorial on automated content analysis to help enable researchers to make the most of this new data. The session covered the fundamentals of using the Differential Language Analysis Toolkit (DLATK) and was led by H. Andrew Schwartz (Stony Brook University).
The mental capacity of 11-year-olds helps predict their financial success in later life, according to findings from the 1958 British birth cohort.
Children born to older mothers tend to show the most cognitive ability nowadays, when in previous generations they typically showed less promise.
Women who have never given birth or been pregnant have double the odds of reaching the menopause before the age of 40, compared to those who have been pregnant.
People who experience maltreatment during childhood are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to own their homes by age 50.
The negative effect of low birth weight on cognitive ability has decreased dramatically for children born at the turn of the millennium, compared to the Baby Boomers and Generation X before them.
People who take part in community activities are more likely to have better memory and problem-solving skills in later middle age, according to new findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).
More generous benefits for families in Britain may explain better test scores for some children compared to the United States, according to research using the National Child Development Study (NCDS).
Children who are hyperactive are more likely to report poor mental health when they are adults, according to findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).
Child victims of bullying become greater users of mental health services in later life, according to findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).
Children who see their parents divorce before age 7 are more likely than those who experience it at a later age to report health problems in their fifties, according to a new study.
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