Here you can search our series of working papers, dating back to 1983. These papers use data from our four cohort studies and cover a wide range of topics, from social inequalities and mobility, to physical health, education and cognitive development. Other papers in the series seek to improve the practice of longitudinal research. At the present time, we are only able to accept papers if at least one author is a member of the CLS research team. Some of the working papers below will subsequently have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
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Using rich and nationally representative longitudinal data from the UK Millennium Cohort Study about young people, their families, and wider social contexts, the current report aims to provide an understanding of the antecedents and development of offending behaviours. The focus is on self-reported offending when cohort members were age 17, with information on influential factors drawn from throughout childhood.
This report sets out the rationale and sampling design options for a new UK birth cohort study, incorporating an accelerated longitudinal design.
This report gives an overview of the most relevant literature and evidence on the use mixed-mode involving web in longitudinal surveys.
This report looks at what major longitudinal studies have already done in terms of collecting data using new technologies and innovative methods, and explores the methodological challenges surrounding innovative data collection.
This paper reviews the literature on the effects of incentives in longitudinal studies.
This paper proposes a measure of ecological disadvantage– the Index of Local Area Relative Disadvantage (ILARD) – for use in comparative cross-country research on neighbourhood effects.
In this paper, the researchers examine the effect of maternal employment during childhood on children’s weight.
In this working paper, the researchers employed a fixed effects method to estimate the effect of paternal departure from the household on children’s socio-emotional outcomes.
In this paper, the researchers examine the educational expectations and occupational aspirations of contemporary teenagers in the UK, using data from the Millennium Cohort Study age 14 survey.
This working paper analyses objective data on BMI and overweight/obesity status among
adolescents aged 14 in 2015.
This paper presents the approach taken to the implementation of activity monitors on the main stage of the Millennium Cohort Study Age 14 Survey, and highlights a number of considerations for the implementation of objective physical activity data collection in large-scale face-to-face surveys.
This paper examines the relationship between parents’ and children’s vocabulary scores for a nationally representative birth cohort born in the UK – the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). We investigate both socio-economic and ethnic differentials in children’s vocabulary scores, and the role of differences in parents’ vocabulary scores in accounting for these.
Linking survey responses with administrative data is a promising practice to increase the range of research questions to be explored, at a limited interview burden, both for respondents and interviewers. This paper describes the protocol for asking consent to data linkage on nine different sources in a large-scale nationally representative survey of young adults in England: the Next Steps Age 25 Survey.