Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
It was exciting to be invited earlier this week to the launch of Shaping Us, the new Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood campaign to raise awareness of how important the early years are for shaping the adults we become. At the launch, the Princess of Wales showed her obvious passion for and commitment to […]
Children of obese parents are up to five times more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach their forties, new research has found
Parents should routinely switch off the TV and take young children out for a walk or some other exercise in order to increase their chances of growing up to be fit, healthy adults, new research suggests.
The findings of a remarkable UCL Institute of Education research study are being used to promote reading for pleasure and to help protect school and public library services around the English-speaking world.
How can more young people be encouraged to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths?
Do children born in the UK at the beginning of the new millennium have some reasons to be cheerful? Yes, it appears that they do.
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.
This research project tested how neighbourhood, family poverty and other adverse circumstances are related to children’s wellbeing, as gauged through emotional and behavioural outcomes.
Life has never been particularly easy for middle-aged adults who find themselves caring for aged parents and their own children and grandchildren.
This research project analysed data from the first four surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study, at ages 9 months, 3 years, 5 years, 7 years and 11 years. It looked specifically at factors related to parents’ contact with their children after separation, and how separation affects parenting activities and capabilities.
The aim of the research project was to enhance our understanding of disabled children’s early cognitive development and their subsequent educational transitions.
Living in a good neighbourhood, having lots of friends and getting on well with brothers and sisters are more important to children’s happiness than growing up in a two-parent home, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. Researchers at NatCen Social Research analysed information on more than 10,000 seven-year-olds born across the UK in […]
Why do some people become involved in local clubs or volunteer to help in their community while others prefer to stay at home?
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