Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
It was exciting to be invited earlier this week to the launch of Shaping Us, the new Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood campaign to raise awareness of how important the early years are for shaping the adults we become. At the launch, the Princess of Wales showed her obvious passion for and commitment to […]
Pupils taking the ‘EBacc’ curriculum are only slightly more likely than their peers to go to university, according to a new study.
Held at the Cardiff University, 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).
Hosted by the UK Data Service, this event aimed to help introduce researchers to the new sources of data are that are available for social sciences research in the UK.
Students whose parents had only GCSE qualifications were found to be less likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, when compared to students whose parents had a degree.
As part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, this breakfast seminar presented the most recent findings on the state of mental health and wellbeing among two important generations of Britons: those born in 2000-01, and 1989-90.
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.
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.
The Next Steps Age 25 Sweep has provided valuable insights into the lives of young adults today.
People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.
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.
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’.
Psychological problems are on the rise for young adults, with greater numbers reporting poor mental health in their mid-twenties than during adolescence.
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