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Wave 3 of COVID-19 survey now underway

2 February 2021

With the whole country in lockdown again, the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is conducting another web survey of thousands of cohort study participants, to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of different generations of people in the UK.

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Up to a fifth of adults have mental health problems in midlife

21 January 2021

Baby Boomers and Generation X are at the greatest risk of mental ill-health in middle age, finds new research by UCL.

An introduction to linked health administrative data in four cohort studies

19 January 2021

Several administrative health records have recently been linked to the CLS cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. In this webinar, researchers found out what’s included in the linked datasets and how to access them.

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CLS opens up access to 1958 birth cohort biomedical data

18 January 2021

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) has redeposited data from the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) 2002-2004 Biomedical Sweep, with most data now available to researchers under the UK Data Service’s standard access arrangements (End User Licence) for the first time.

Social isolation, loneliness and wellbeing across the life course and between five British birth cohorts

14 January 2021

This project aims to develop a conceptual and empirical understanding of social isolation across the life course and generate comparable measures across cohorts.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – The gender wage gap

14 January 2021

Britain’s birth cohort studies have been some of the leading sources of evidence on women’s education, employment and pay, helping us to monitor and understand the possible factors behind the gender wage gap.

Handling missing data in the British cohort studies

13 January 2021

In this online workshop attendees will learn why principled methods of missing data handling are usually required to reduce bias and restore sample representativeness in long-running cohort studies. They will also discover how to undertake such analyses in practice. Analyses will be demonstrated using Stata, with a focus on multiple imputation. The 1958 National Child […]

Handling missing data in the British cohort studies

16 December 2020

In this online workshop attendees learnt why principled methods of missing data handling are usually required to reduce bias and restore sample representativeness in long-running cohort studies. They also discovered how to undertake such analyses in practice. Analyses was demonstrated using Stata, with a focus on multiple imputation. The 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) […]

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Wave 2 of COVID-19 survey data from five national longitudinal cohort studies now available

11 December 2020

Researchers can now access new information about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of almost 26,000 cohort study participants.

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Research round-up – April to September 2020

25 November 2020

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 100 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between April and September 2020.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Social mobility

19 November 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – BCS70 has been one of the leading sources of evidence on social mobility, informing a series of impassioned academic debates on this topic.

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Age 30 Sweep – Cross-cohort comparisons

12 November 2020

The BCS70 Age 30 Sweep was conducted in tandem with the Age 42 Sweep of the 1958 National Child Development Study.

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