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Research round-up – October to December 2019

10 February 2020

Are boys more sensitive to the state of the local job market when choosing their GCSE subjects? And why are migrant and ethnic minority mothers at increased risk of mental ill health? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

Cancelled: Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study: a longitudinal studies conference

11 November 2019

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1970 British Cohort Study, this scientific conference will showcase the latest cutting-edge research using CLS cohort data. Registration is currently paused while we assess new dates.

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The UK’s unique scientific versions of the 7-Up series

6 June 2019

With the 7-Up children returning to our TV screens this week at age 63 (4 June), Professor Alissa Goodman reflects on the importance of the show and the longitudinal studies she manages at CLS.

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Research round-up – January to March 2019

12 April 2019

Is screen time really behind the rise in teenage mental health problems? How is the ‘sandwich generation’ faring as they care for their ageing parents and their children and grandchildren? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

UCL Festival of Culture: Can the language of 11 year olds predict their future?

15 June 2018

As part of the 2018 Festival of Culture, Professor Alissa Goodman presented a session exploring the extent to which the language of 11-year-olds can foretell their future. The slides from this seminar are available on the event page.

Inequalities: Evidence from longitudinal studies

1 November 2017

CLOSER’S 2017 conference on inequalities was an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad.

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Being social can help to keep your mind sharp as you age, study finds

20 December 2016

People who take part in community activities are more likely to have better memory and problem-solving skills in later middle age, according to new findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

In-work poverty and retirement attitudes among a cohort born in 1958

1 March 2015

The aim of this research project was to explore retirement-related attitudes, aspirations, expectations, and plans for retirement among adults who are in their mid to late 50s.

Life history and healthy ageing

14 November 2014

This research project was part of a collaborative research programme entitled ‘Healthy Ageing across the Life Course’ (HALCyon). This programme was funded under the New Dynamics of Ageing initiative – a cross council multi-disciplinary research.

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Older people’s quality of life plummets in their final years, but many are still happy, study finds

19 March 2014

Older people’s quality of life begins to drop rapidly in their seventies – and yet most will say they are satisfied with their lives, according to a new study of ageing. Researchers from the Institute of Education, University of London, and the University of Manchester analysed information on more than 10,000 men and women aged […]

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National Child Development Study (NCDS) members help researchers to gain deeper insights into community participation and volunteering

18 March 2014

Why do some people become involved in local clubs or volunteer to help in their community while others prefer to stay at home?

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