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Parents’ split linked to weight gain in children, new research finds

12 June 2019

Children who experience a family break-up are more likely to become overweight or obese than those living with both parents, according to a new study.

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Children born premature just as physically active as their peers, new study finds

23 May 2019

Being born early is no barrier to children and adolescents participating in organised sports and playing with friends, according to new research.

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Research round-up – January to March 2019

12 April 2019

Is screen time really behind the rise in teenage mental health problems? How is the ‘sandwich generation’ faring as they care for their ageing parents and their children and grandchildren? Researchers have been using CLS study data to tackle these and other key questions.

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Sociable children tend to have greater emotional resilience in middle age, new study finds

11 April 2019

Children who get on with their peers are more able to cope with stressful events in mid-life, new findings show.

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Mothers are not to blame for our childhood obesity crisis

25 March 2019

The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese.

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Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds

11 March 2019

Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.

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FAQs: About CLS research on children’s BMI and parents’ work

11 March 2019

These FAQs provide additional information on the research covered in our news story ‘Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds’

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Millennium Cohort Study director on BBC Radio 4 to discuss UK and US research on families and children

5 February 2019

Professor Emla Fitzsimons appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme last night (4 February) to highlight Millennium Cohort Study research looking at the impact of family structure on children’s prospects.

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Timing of parents’ split matters for children’s mental health, new research reveals

17 January 2019

Children who experience a family break-up in late childhood and early adolescence are more likely to have emotional and behavioural problems than those living with both parents, according to a new study.

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Cognitive achievement of second generation immigrants less likely to be restricted by social disadvantage nowadays, study finds

18 October 2018

Children born to immigrant parents tended to trail behind their peers in reading and maths in the 1970s and 1980s, largely due to their social background.

New data from the Millennium Cohort Study: Time use diaries and accelerometry at Age 14

16 July 2018

This webinar introduced users to the new MCS6 (Age 14) time use diary and accelerometry data deposit. A recording of the webinar is available to view on the event page.

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.

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