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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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Introduction to CLOSER Discovery and its latest features

17 November 2017

CLOSER Discovery is a search engine that allows researchers to explore the content of nine leading UK longitudinal studies. This webinar introduced users to the website and explored the latest content and features. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

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Mental wellbeing of Generation X directly linked to childhood background, new study finds

6 November 2017

Findings from cohort studies show that childhood disadvantage is strongly associated with poorer adult mental wellbeing for Generation X.

Inequalities: Evidence from longitudinal studies

1 November 2017

CLOSER’S 2017 conference on inequalities was an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad.

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Baby boomers show deep divisions on the way to retirement

2 August 2017

Substantial numbers of baby boomers, especially lower and middle earners, are expecting to work past state pension age.

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Health ‘benefits’ of moderate drinking may be overstated, study finds

22 May 2017

Researchers have called into question the apparent benefits of light alcohol consumption – as well as the supposed ‘risks’ of not drinking – after examining the drinking habits of middle-aged Britons.

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Childhood IQ predicts how much people earn in their fifties, study finds

4 May 2017

The mental capacity of 11-year-olds helps predict their financial success in later life, according to findings from the 1958 British birth cohort.

Webinar: Introduction to CLOSER Discovery

16 March 2017

CLOSER Discovery is a search engine that allows researchers to explore the content of eight leading UK longitudinal studies. This webinar gave users a full demonstration of the website. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

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International Women’s Day – we cannot take progress for granted

8 March 2017

What can cohort studies show us about gender equality? Founding Director of MCS and Emeritus Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography, Heather Joshi explains in an IOE London blogpost.

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Risk of suicidal feelings increases three-fold for victims of childhood abuse, study finds

28 February 2017

Children who experience physical or sexual abuse have three times the odds of having suicidal thoughts at age 45, new research shows.

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Please respond: ESRC Data Impact Review

24 February 2017

Users of Centre for Longitudinal Studies data are asked to respond to an online survey by 17 March as part of an ESRC review into the impact of its data infrastructure investments. Click here to access the online survey. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The review includes CLS and the cohorts it manages: […]

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Older mothers have positive influence on children’s cognitive development, study finds

24 February 2017

Children born to older mothers tend to show the most cognitive ability nowadays, when in previous generations they typically showed less promise.

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Climbing the housing ladder is getting harder for those whose parents are not owners

23 February 2017

Parents’ home ownership is becoming a more important determinant of their children entering the housing market, according to new research.

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