Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Up to one in five adults with a history of poor mental health reported they were ‘much worse off’ financially a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to one in ten of those who had never had psychological problems in adulthood.
Researchers have called into question the apparent benefits of light alcohol consumption – as well as the supposed ‘risks’ of not drinking – after examining the drinking habits of middle-aged Britons.
The mental capacity of 11-year-olds helps predict their financial success in later life, according to findings from the 1958 British birth cohort.
What can cohort studies show us about gender equality? Founding Director of MCS and Emeritus Professor of Economic and Developmental Demography, Heather Joshi explains in an IOE London blogpost.
Using data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and Next Steps, this research project investigates the role of aspirations on social reproduction and social mobility across the divides of gender, ethnicity, disability and social class.
Children who experience the departure of a parent from the family home before the age of 7 are more likely to have tried cigarettes or alcohol by age 11, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
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.
An open consultative conference was held at the UCL Institute Of Education. It was open to all interested parties, including representatives of the MCS funders.
Raising state school children’s aspirations, self-confidence, and improving their access to social networks would do little to counter the huge pay advantages enjoyed by their privately-educated peers, new research shows.
Racism can have such a negative impact on ethnic minority mothers that the mental trauma can affect their child’s emotional wellbeing, according to a new study.
People who are neurotic and those who are open to new experiences may share a significant portion of their genetic makeup, new research suggests.
Making people aware of their weight problems may not help them to improve their health.
The educational expectations of Indian pupils in England are considerably greater than those of white pupils at age 16, according to new research.
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