Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Baby Boomers and Generation X are at the greatest risk of mental ill-health in middle age, finds new research by UCL.
The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been an important resource for research into the potential impacts on children when mothers return to work.
In the BCS70 Age 34 Sweep, half of cohort members with children aged 16 and under were randomly chosen to take part in a special study.
Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 100 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between April and September 2020.
Research using data from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has revealed how reading for pleasure can help children excel in English and maths. It has also shown that good reading habits in childhood have a significant longer term impact on people’s vocabulary, with the benefits being evident even 30 years later.
Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Thanks to findings from the Age 5 Sweep we have increased our understanding of the benefits of breastfeeding, the links between TV viewing and adult obesity, and the influence of parenting practices on children’s later attitudes.
Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – During the Age 5 Sweep, mothers were asked a series of questions about their opinions, maternal depression and their child’s behaviour.
Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Almost 5,000 children and mothers took part in the 22 months and 42 months sweeps, which explored the impact of foetal nutrition on early development.
How much does one’s family background influence their midlife wellbeing? And, what effect does technology engagement have on teenage sleep? What is the psychological impact of having to work part-time when full-time jobs are not available? And, how important is cognitive ability in helping people climb the social ladder?
Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – Thanks to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) birth survey we have increased our understanding of the risks posed by smoking in pregnancy, helping to improve health advice provided to mothers ever since.
The gap between children with the highest and lowest socio-emotional skills has increased over the past three decades, and the socio-economic status of mothers is a significant contributing factor, according to a new UCL study.
This project aims to advance our understanding of whether Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) affects the wellbeing of families, and if so why. Using datasets from the Millenium Cohort Study, we analyse MAR’s effects on a large range of adults/child outcomes through innovative research designs.
This research project aims to investigates the consequences of growing up without siblings, particularly longer-term wellbeing and life chances.
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