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Only children can manage the emotional and psychological demands of caring just as well as those who share duties with siblings, according to UCL researchers.
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.
Victims of childhood bullying are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults and have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses, according to a new study.
The long-term impact of poor childhood mental health is believed to be costing the UK a total of £550 billion in lost earnings.
Adults who were bullied as children are more likely to experience mental health problems than those who were never bullied, according to new research based on the 1958 National Child Development Study.
Traumatic childhood experiences are linked to an increased risk of early death, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study. Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, in collaboration with the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at University College London, analysed information […]
New research published by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies has tested the effectiveness of the latest tool for interpreting what children’s drawings say about their behaviour and emotional state. Miranda Crusco, from the University of Hertfordshire, used the Draw-A-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED) method to analyse the drawings of more than 170 seven-year-olds […]
Breastfeeding not only boosts children’s chances of climbing the social ladder, but it also reduces the chances of downwards mobility, suggests study based on 1958 and 1970 cohort data. The findings are based on changes in the social class of 17,419 members of the 1958 National Child Development Study and 16,771 members of the 1970 […]
Children with stronger reading and maths skills at age seven are more likely to earn higher wages in later life, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study.
If a boy’s father is absent when he’s a child, he is more likely to become a father himself at a young age, a new study suggests
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