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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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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

10 October 2023

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

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Being an only child doesn’t affect children’s development

15 September 2023

Being an only child doesn’t affect your development – family background matters more.

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.

Handling missing data in the British cohort studies

8 February 2023

View this webinar to learn why principled methods of missing data handling are usually required to obtain unbiased estimates in long-running cohort studies, learn how to undertake such analyses, and observe a demonstration of how to do so in practice using Stata, with a focus on multiple imputation.

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Generational inequalities in mental health accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic

23 January 2023

Mental health problems like anxiety and depression were more common among younger generations before the COVID-19 outbreak — but the gap between young and old became even wider during the pandemic, according to new research based on five UK longitudinal studies.

Using Linked Administrative Data: Hospital Episode Statistics linked with the CLS cohorts

9 November 2022

Several administrative health datasets have been linked to the CLS cohort studies survey data, opening up new possibilities for health researchers. In this webinar we focus on Hospital Episode Statistics (HES): what’s included in the linked datasets, how to access them and how to analyse the data.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

9 October 2022

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

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State school pupils just as happy with their lives as private school counterparts

7 April 2022

Private school pupils in England do not tend to report better mental health or greater life satisfaction in early adulthood than their state-educated peers.

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