Webinar: Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study and the Age 14 Survey
This webinar introduced the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused on the newly-available data from the age 14 survey.
Now that the study participants are entering young adulthood much of what happens to them at this age will influence the paths they take later in life. The age 14 data includes extensive responses and valuable insights into the cohort members’ lives at this pivotal time.
The webinar was organised into four separate sessions which covered the following topics:
Session 1 - Vanessa Moulton, Research Officer at CLS led this session which gives a detailed overview of the background MCS as well as information on how users can access the data.
Session 2 - Kate Smith, Survey Manager for MCS at CLS led this session which detailed new features of the Age 14 Survey.
Session 3 - Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou, Data Manager at CLS led this session which detailed issues relating to the MCS and Age 14 data, including:
- Age 14 survey data and documentation deposit
- Age 14 survey data format
- Merging MCS data
- Linked administrative data (what is available now and in the future)
Session 4 - Tarek Mostafa, Research Officer at CLS led this session which detailed survey response rates, handling missing data and weighting.