Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Four in five primary caregivers of nine-month-old babies reported cuddling, talking and playing with their little one several times a day, in the first national long-term study of babies in over two decades, led by UCL.
Middle-aged men and women who have experienced the upheaval of separation, divorce and remarriage are as healthy as couples in stable marriages, according to a new study.
A new cross-cohort study has revealed that parents who work to instil self-control in their children will see them reap the benefits throughout their working life.
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.
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