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.
Hollywood stars and top models may be getting larger, but accepting that beauty comes in varying shapes and sizes might not be good for our health, warns Professor Alice Sullivan of the UCL Institute of Education.
Children born since 1990 are up to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by age 10, according to a new study
New research from the University of Bristol suggests that Muslim women are more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women, even when they have the same qualifications and language abilities.
The aim of this research project was to explore retirement-related attitudes, aspirations, expectations, and plans for retirement among adults who are in their mid to late 50s.
Next week another significant step on the road to gender equality will be taken with the consecration of the Rev. Libby Lane as the Bishop of Stockport – the first female bishop to be appointed by the Church of England. But a less talked-about gender divide in religion, which arguably supports the case for more […]
The fifth MCS survey took place during 2012 when participants were aged 11. Our initial findings from the age 11 survey cover a range of themes, from family structure to child cognitive development.
More people may believe in an afterlife than believe in God, according to a nation-wide survey of Britons born in 1970.
Does it matter whether a seven-year-old wants to be a doctor, a road-sweeper or a fire-eater in a travelling circus?
Parents, the family home, and children’s own attitudes and behaviours could all contribute towards reducing educational inequalities, a recent study shows.
Almost one in four boys in the UK is already “anti-school” by the age of seven, a major survey has revealed.
Childhood may not offer the freedom that it once did but most seven-year-olds in Northern Ireland are enjoying their lives. Their parents are generally content too, a major study suggests.
Almost 90 per cent of people in their early 50s are considering working beyond the state pension age in order to have a higher standard of living, a study has found.
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