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).
Held at the University of Edinburgh, this workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). The slides from this workshop are available to download from this page.
The National Child Development Study (NCDS) is “one of the most influential pools of data that possibly the world has ever seen”, explains the former Labour minister and chair of the Social Mobility Commission, Alan Milburn, in a new short documentary film from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).
Higher education has been less lucrative for women of Generation X than it was for the Baby Boomers, new research reveals.
The latest version of the National Child Development Study: Partnership Histories (1974-2013) has been released at the UK Data Service.
Parents’ home ownership is becoming a more important determinant of their children entering the housing market, according to new research.
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 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).
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).
Generation X suffers poorer mental health in mid-life than the Baby Boomers before them, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).
Making people aware of their weight problems may not help them to improve their health.
Middle-aged men and women who have experienced the upheaval of separation, divorce and remarriage are as healthy as couples in stable marriages, according to a new study.
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