Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Breastfeeding matters for children’s cognitive development, but disadvantaged mothers who give birth at the weekend are less likely to breastfeed, owing to poorer breastfeeding support in hospitals, finds a new UCL study.
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.
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.
Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.
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’
Young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour and substance use – often thought to go hand-in-hand with mental ill-health – are on the decline.
Overweight and obese children who are physically inactive are more likely to have poor wellbeing than their more active peers who are a similar weight, according to a new study.
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.
To coincide with the Millennium Cohort Study time use diary and accelerometer data release, CLS Survey Manager, Dr Emily Gilbert, discusses how the use of new technology has enabled us to gain new insights into the lives of the millennial generation.
CLOSER’S 2017 conference on inequalities was an opportunity to share ideas and innovations with longitudinal researchers from across disciplines and sectors, both from the UK and abroad.
The Next Steps Age 25 Sweep has provided valuable insights into the lives of young adults today.
People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.
Eleven-year-olds who have tried cigarettes or alcohol show signs of switching off from school and are more likely to get into trouble, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
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