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Welcome to our news and blogs.  Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.

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Newly available data on childhood mental health of 1958 cohort opens up research opportunities

5 May 2022

Researchers investigating the links between childhood mental health and people’s later outcomes can now access a wealth of new cohort study data, originally collected more than 50 years ago.

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State school pupils just as happy with their lives as private school counterparts

7 April 2022

Private school pupils in England do not tend to report better mental health or greater life satisfaction in early adulthood than their state-educated peers.

Introduction to Next Steps: a longitudinal study in England

28 February 2022

This training webinar gives first-time users and researchers less familiar with Next Steps an insight into this unique cohort of ‘millennials’ in England. It includes an introduction to the study aims, content and design as well as a helpful look at some of the types of research that can be conducted using the study

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Women who experience early menopause spend 4 months fewer in work during their early 50s

24 January 2022

The onset of menopause before age 45 reduces months spent in work by 9% – around 4 months’ employment – for women during their early 50s, finds new research by the UCL Social Research Institute.

The economic and social value of health from childhood to later life

1 December 2021

This project aims to examine the relationship between people’s physical and mental health and their educational and employment prospects, both across the lifecourse and between generations using data from five longitudinal studies.

Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

25 October 2021

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). If you are a Masters or PhD student, or a researcher in academia or the third sector new to the birth cohorts, this event provides an overview of what’s available and how to get started.

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People with prior mental ill health hit harder by pandemic disruption

30 September 2021

A new study, based on longitudinal data, has found that people who had higher pre-pandemic levels of depression or anxiety have been more severely affected by disruption to jobs and healthcare during the pandemic.

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National primary school tests have little effect on children’s happiness and wellbeing

24 September 2021

National Curriculum Key Stage 2 tests taken by 10- and 11-year-old children in England to assess progress in English and mathematics do not seem to affect children’s wellbeing, according to new research based on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

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New longitudinal study into the effects of COVID-19 on young people begins

23 September 2021

Tens of thousands of secondary school pupils across England will be invited to take part this week in COSMO – the largest study of its kind into the effects of COVID-19 on a generation of young people.

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Research round-up – April to June 2021

24 August 2021

Researchers from around the world have been using CLS study data to tackle important questions. Here is a round-up of nearly 100 new pieces of research that we’ve added to the CLS bibliography between April and June 2021.

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Over a third of adults have multiple health problems in midlife

28 July 2021

More than one in three British adults are suffering from two or more chronic health conditions in middle age, such as recurrent back problems, mental ill-health, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high-risk drinking, according to UCL researchers.

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