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Welcome to our news and blogs section. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our longitudinal studies.

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Generational health drift: perspectives, evidence, and consequences from the British birth cohorts

5 June 2024

Less than a week after the general election we will be hosting an event presenting the evidence on generational health drift. We will focus on data from the CLS cohorts, which provide a powerful tool to understand generational changes in health as well as inequalities in health.

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Does where you live matter when it comes to applying for university?

23 May 2024

For most young people in England, growing up in the north or south, by the coast or in the city, is less important to their educational progress than their socioeconomic background and whether they come from a deprived neighbourhood.

Introduction to geo-linking cohort and admin data to social and physical environmental data

16 May 2024

This online workshop will introduce participants to linking small-area level data on the local physical (air quality, greenspace etc) and social (access to services, deprivation) environment to cohort and administrative data.

New data: Next Steps Age 32

21 March 2024

Next Steps Age 32 Sweep data will be made available for research in mid 2024. This webinar, which will be timed with the data release, introduces what is available to data users including special features that were collected during the Age 32 Sweep.

Cross-cohort comparative analysis in the British cohort studies: opportunities and challenges

21 March 2024

Comparative research initiatives are increasingly prominent components of health and social sciences, yet they require more specialised methods. This webinar will discuss the challenges of cross-study comparative research and possible solutions.

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Blog: future graduates will pay more in student loan repayments – and the poorest will be worst affected

6 March 2024

Graduates who will be drawn into making repayments under new student loans reforms are more likely to be from marginalised groups or in precarious work, writes Dr Charlotte Booth.

Genetics and epigenetics data in the British cohort studies

23 December 2023

This webinar will highlight the genetic and epigenetic data available in our studies, and how to access them.

Examining ageing in the British cohort studies: measurement, research and access

21 December 2023

This webinar describes data on ageing and key life-course transitions using CLS cohort studies, and highlights future research opportunities.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

11 October 2023

This 90-minute session gives first-time users an overview of the 1958, 1970, Next Steps and millennium cohort studies – unique data resources available for researchers across the biomedical and social sciences.

Introduction to longitudinal data: structure and visualisation

9 October 2023

An overview of the tools and strategies available to manage and visualise longitudinal cohort studies.

Care in the Cohorts: measurement, research and access

22 August 2023

This webinar gives an overview of the data available on care and research opportunities in the four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Introduction to Next Steps: a longitudinal study in England

16 March 2023

This training webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with Next Steps an insight into this unique cohort of ‘millennials’ in England.

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