Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
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.
New findings from the Millennium Cohort Study have questioned why poorer children are at higher risk of obesity compared to their better-off peers.
Children whose parents are from poorer backgrounds are more likely to have diagnosable mental health problems, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education and Centre for Mental Health.
For the first time in the history of the UK birth cohort studies, a short measure of parents’ financial assets and debts is available in childhood (Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), age 11) alongside measures of income. This research project aims to understand how parents’ long-term financial position shapes their children’s outcomes from an early stage.
Girls from well-off families are just as likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects as boys – but gender divides persist for less affluent young people.
An investigation into the effect of growing up in social housing on child development reveals significant changes since the 1970s.
Incorporating seven projects, this programme explored two key themes which are both central to government policy: healthy lifestyles and the transmission of advantage and disadvantage from one generation to the next.
Children from lower income families are less likely to be judged ‘above average’ by their teachers, even when they perform as well as other pupils on independent cognitive assessments, according to a new study.
New research has found that children from less well-off families in the UK are more likely to experiment with alcohol while still in primary school than youngsters from more advantaged backgrounds.
The aim of this research project was to explore retirement-related attitudes, aspirations, expectations, and plans for retirement among adults who are in their mid to late 50s.
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.
The practice of “streaming” children by ability in the early years of primary school is widening the achievement gap between children from better-off homes and those facing disadvantage, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. One in six children in English schools is placed in ability streams – whereby pupils are taught in the […]
There is no evidence that government investment in particular school structures or types – for example, academies, free schools or faith schools – has been effective in improving the performance of pupils from poor backgrounds, according to a review published today by the Institute of Education (IOE).
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