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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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Millennials who chose an apprenticeship over university are just as happy with their lives, study finds

26 January 2017

Twenty-somethings who pursued vocational training rather than university report being just as satisfied with their lives, according to new research

Longitudinal data across life: an introduction to cohort data, and its uses in social and health research

26 January 2017

Held at the University of Manchester, this workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Educational and occupational aspirations of young people: influences and outcomes

1 January 2017

Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and Next Steps, this research project investigates the role of aspirations on social reproduction and social mobility across the divides of gender, ethnicity, disability and social class.

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Subject choices at GCSE may exacerbate social inequalities, study finds

9 December 2016

Young people from less advantaged homes may limit their options for further education unnecessarily when choosing their GCSE subjects.

Wellbeing over the life course: Learning from the British cohort studies

25 November 2016

In partnership with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) hosted a one-day workshop exploring the ways in which data sourced from longitudinal birth cohort studies can be used to inform wellbeing research.

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ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review

4 October 2016

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has launched a review of the longitudinal studies it funds, to be carried out from 2016-18.

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Give it time

3 October 2016

What makes cohort studies so important? CLS Director, Professor Alissa Goodman and Principal Investigator of the 1970 British Cohort Study, Professor Alice Sullivan explain in an IOE London blogpost.

Alcohol use across the life course: links with health and wellbeing

1 April 2016

This research project uses evidence from all four of our cohort studies to investigate the short- and long-term health impacts of alcohol.

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Longitudinal studies computer game to be launched later this year

22 January 2016

Researchers from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) are currently working with game developers, Duck Duck Zeus, to create a computer game which explores findings from the UK’s

Childhood mental health trajectories and lifetime consequences: a cross-cohort programme of work

1 January 2016

This project examines young people’s mental health trajectories today in the context of previous generations, using data from all four of our cohort studies.

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Bullying does not stop in the playground for lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, study finds

9 November 2015

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to be bullied throughout secondary school and into adulthood, according to new research.

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