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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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‘Aim higher’ is an effective message from teachers, study finds

5 September 2017

Students encouraged by their teachers to stay on in education are more likely to do A-levels and apply to university, according to findings from Next Steps.

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Vocational GCSEs may be holding girls back, research suggests

22 August 2017

Girls who take ‘applied’ subjects, such as health and social care or home economics, at GCSE may be facing educational disadvantage as a result, a new study has found.

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Exercise can lead to a more satisfied life, new research finds

4 August 2017

People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.

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Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health, new study reveals  

5 July 2017

Young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable jobs.

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Twentysomethings think hard work doesn’t pay nowadays, new study finds

30 June 2017

Sixty-four per cent of 25-year-olds disagreed or strongly disagreed with the statement that ‘Britain is a place where hard work is rewarded’, suggesting that many twentysomethings do not see Britain as a ‘meritocracy’.

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One in four millennials show signs of poor mental health, study finds

28 June 2017

Psychological problems are on the rise for young adults, with greater numbers reporting poor mental health in their mid-twenties than during adolescence.

Webinar: Introduction to Next Steps and the Age 25 Survey

27 June 2017

This webinar introduced Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England) to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused on the newly-available data from the age 25 survey. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

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Getting enough sleep could help prevent you from becoming obese, research finds  

26 June 2017

People who get a good night’s sleep are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new study.

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Next Steps Age 25 data now available

22 June 2017

Now that the participants have turned 25, this new data will allow researchers to explore how their educational choices, family resources and experiences in adolescence have influenced their life chances so far. The data includes extensive information about cohort members’ lives at this pivotal time.

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Academic ability linked to cannabis use in adolescence, study finds

28 April 2017

Children who perform well at school at age 11 are more likely to use cannabis during their late teenage years, compared to those who show less academic promise.

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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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