Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge today visited CLS to learn about the new Children of the 2020s study, and the invaluable contribution the centre’s existing birth cohort studies have made to our understanding of early child development.
Lisa Calderwood’s new CLS Working Paper looks at how successful we’ve been in locating families who move between successive MCS surveys.
The Millennium Cohort Study, Fourth Survey: A User’s Guide to Initial Findings has now been published (15 October 2010).
Ipsos MORI’s Social Research Institute has been chosen as the fieldwork contractor for the fifth sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study.
Fieldwork for MCS3 (Age 5) in England and Wales finished at the end of October 2006. Almost 12,000 families took part – about 9,800 in England and about 2,100 in Wales. Interviewing in Scotland and Northern Ireland is continuing until the end of the year but we hope that in total over 15,000 families will take part.
CLS has set up a new working group to discuss measures of cognition and personality in the next round of NCDS and BCS70 fieldwork
A successful consultative conference was held on 24 July 2006 to discuss plans for the MCS4 survey, when the cohort members will be 7 years old.
Towards the beginning of 2008, CLS will begin fieldwork on the age 7 survey of members of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). We are inviting you join us at a consultative conference in London on Monday 24 July – we want to hear your thoughts on survey content and design!
A questionnaire sent out to Head Teachers in 1986, when BCS70 cohort members were aged 16, has recently been keyed, cleaned, and linked to 4,592 individual cohort members. Now fully documented, the dataset was deposited by CLS at the UK Data Archive, and is now available for download (study number 5225).
CLS is organising an international conference in St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, from 12 to 14 September 2006. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 14th October 2005.
From October 2004 the new ESRC Resource Centre, based at the Institution of Education, has been able to provide a secure home for three of the British Birth Cohorts.
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