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National study to track the pandemic’s effect on year 11 students’ life chances

23 April 2021

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is part of the team behind a new cohort study of current Year 11 students, which will investigate the educational and employment inequalities brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – COVID-19 survey

18 March 2021

As the pandemic has unfolded we have surveyed participants of five national longitudinal studies, including the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) to track the effects of COVID-19 over time. Here’s a summary of our researchers’ initial findings.

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Being born small doesn’t tend to disadvantage IVF babies’ cognitive development

10 March 2021

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction who are born small do just as well in cognitive tests during childhood and adolescence as naturally conceived children who are born a normal weight, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 17 Sweep

8 March 2021

Our initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 17 Sweep cover a range of themes, including mental health, obesity, substance use and antisocial behaviours.

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Research round-up – October to December 2020

5 March 2021

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up over 40 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between October and December 2020.

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Age 42 Sweep – Vocabulary task

28 January 2021

During the Age 42 Sweep, study participants were asked to repeat a vocabulary assessment they had previously taken in 1986, at age 16.

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Age 38 Sweep – Lifelong learning

7 January 2021

In the Age 38 Sweep, 2,359 people reported getting a new qualification.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Working mothers

10 December 2020

The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) has been an important resource for research into the potential impacts on children when mothers return to work.

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Research round-up – April to September 2020

25 November 2020

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.

Reading for pleasure and children’s cognitive development

6 November 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.

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CLS researchers shortlisted for ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize awards

29 October 2020

CLS researchers, Professor Alice Sullivan, Professor Emla Fitzsimons and Dr Praveetha Patalay, are finalists for the ESRC’s Celebrating Impact Prize 2020.

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Important discoveries from the 1970 British Cohort Study – Making the case for better support for school leavers

22 October 2020

Celebrating 50 years of the 1970 British Cohort Study – The 1970 British Cohort Study highlighted how periods of being out of education, employment or training after leaving school can impact on young people’s lives

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