Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Families across England are set to make history from next week as they join the first new national birth cohort study of babies to be launched in more than two decades, at a time of huge significance for the country as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
People who get a good night’s sleep are less likely to be overweight or obese, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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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