Millennium Cohort Study Introductory Webinar

25th November 2014 10:00 to 12:00

Webinar video

Webinar overview

This webinar took place on 25 November 2014.
It introduced the MCS to both first-time and more experienced data users, and looked at the most recent data from the age 11 survey.

It covered:
Overview of MCS and What's New at MCS5
Emla Fitzsimons, Professor of Economics and Principal Investigator of the MCS, Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), Institute of Education
MCS Data, Sample Design and Attrition
Tarek Mostafa, Research Officer, CLS, Institute of Education

Accessing the Millennium Cohort Study from the UK Data Service
Beate Lichtwardt, Senior Training and Support Officer, UK Data Service

About the Millennium Cohort Study

The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) is a multi-disciplinary research project following the lives of around 19,000 children born in the UK in 2000-01. It is the most recent of Britain’s world-renowned national longitudinal birth cohort studies. The study has been tracking the Millennium children through their early childhood years and plans to follow them into adulthood. It collects information on the children’s siblings and parents. MCS’s field of enquiry covers such diverse topics as parenting; childcare; school choice; child behaviour and cognitive development; child and parental health; parents’ employment and education; income and poverty; housing, neighbourhood and residential mobility; and social capital and ethnicity.

Accessing the webinar

The webinar was accessed through Blackboard Collaborate software.


If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Andrea Fisher at