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Webinar: Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study

12 October 2016

This session introduced the study to both first-time and more experienced data users of the 1970 British Cohort Study. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

Parental working hours and the rising prevalence of obesity over time: a cross-cohort analysis

1 October 2016

This research project aims to investigate how changes in parental employment have affected childhood weight and if/how this effect has been changing over the last 5 decades?

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Careers talks at secondary school linked to higher pay in mid-twenties, study reveals

2 September 2016

Pupils who received career advice from external speakers in their mid-teens went on to enjoy slightly higher wages by the time they reached 26, according to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study

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Money doesn’t buy happiness for the UK’s millennium generation, study finds

11 August 2016

Children’s wellbeing is not related to their families’ household incomes – but their perceptions of how much they have relative to their friends can have an unexpected effect. A new study from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Institute of Education found that 11-year-olds who saw themselves as richer than their peers were […]

NCDS Age 60 Consultation Event

11 July 2016

Delegates from the scientific community, government departments, members of the third sector and other stakeholders were invited to give their ideas and discuss scientific priorities for the data collection instruments for the Age 60 Survey of the National Child Development Study (NCDS).

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Latest edition of NCDS activity histories is now available

22 June 2016

The latest version of the National Child Development Study: Activity Histories (1974-2013) has been released at the UK Data Archive.

Intergenerational influences on physical activity

1 June 2016

This research project investigates the influence of work and family status on exercise and sedentary behaviour in childhood and adult life.

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Fathers working full-time enjoy 21% ‘wage bonus’

16 May 2016

Full-time working fathers earn a fifth more, on average, than men without children, according to a new study published by the Trade Unions Congress (TUC). In contrast, mothers working full-time experienced a ‘pay penalty’, earning 7 per cent less, on average, than their childless colleagues. The researchers from the Institute for Public Policy Research analysed […]

Does the language of 11-year-olds predict their future?

1 February 2016

This research project aimed to apply automatic content analysis tools to transcribed self-reported essays, written by study members at age 11 and age 50 in order to undertake quantitative analysis of the words and concepts expressed by respondents.

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Children born in the early 1990s face greater difficulties entering the job market than older generations, study finds

29 October 2015

Around 12 per cent of school leavers born in 1990 faced challenges, such as extended periods of unemployment and job instability, compared to only 4 per cent of those born three decades earlier

Parental wealth in childhood and its relationship with children’s development and predictors of wealth in adult life

1 October 2015

For the first time in the history of the UK birth cohort studies, a short measure of parents’ financial assets and debts is available in childhood (Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), age 11) alongside measures of income. This research project aims to understand how parents’ long-term financial position shapes their children’s outcomes from an early stage.

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Premature babies ‘more likely’ to earn less as adults

2 September 2015

Children who are born prematurely not only tend to perform worse academically but also appear to accumulate less wealth as adults, according to a new study.

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