News and opinion

Welcome to our news and blogs.  Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.

Filter by

Choose a filter from each dropdown to narrow your search:

Initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep

11 July 2018

Our initial findings from the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Sweep cover a range of themes, from mental health to levels of obesity and risky behaviours.

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.

News

Teenagers shun homework for social media and video games, new survey finds

11 May 2018

Teenagers are far more likely to spend their time on social media and gaming after school than they are to be doing homework, according to new data gathered from around 3,500 teenagers in the UK.

News

Did the Baby Boomers fulfil their childhood dreams?

30 April 2018

In 1969, more than 10,000 11-year-olds, taking part in the National Child Development Study (NCDS), were asked to write an essay imagining what their lives would be like at 25. Fast forward 50 years, and we contacted a number of study members to share their essay with them and see how their lives had unfolded. 

News

More than one in ten 14-year-olds admit to binge drinking

29 January 2018

Just under half of young people in the UK had tried alcohol by the time they were 14, with more than one in ten confessing to binge drinking, new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study have revealed.

News

One in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at age 14

19 December 2017

Seventeen per cent of UK parents have let their children drink alcohol by the age of 14, according to new findings from the Millennium Cohort Study.

News

Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds

13 December 2017

Teenagers’ own career aspirations could be perpetuating the gender pay gap, researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) suggest.

News

Less advantaged students not as likely to choose subjects they enjoy, new study finds

10 November 2017

Students whose parents had only GCSE qualifications were found to be less likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, when compared to students whose parents had a degree.

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.

News

‘Aim higher’ is an effective message from teachers, study finds

5 September 2017

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.

News

Twentysomethings think hard work doesn’t pay nowadays, new study finds

30 June 2017

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’.

Contact our communications team

Media enquiries

Ryan Bradshaw
Senior Communications Officer

Phone: 020 7612 6516
Email: r.bradshaw@ucl.ac.uk

Contact us

Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Social Research Institute

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk