NCDS 60 years of our lives

8th March 2018 to 9th March 2018

Keynote speakers: Professors Richard Blundell, and Barbara Maughan

About the conference

Location: BMA House, London

The British birth cohort studies are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures. The findings stemming from them have been prolific and far reaching.

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) is turning 60 years old in March 2018. At the Centre for Longitudinal Studies we organised a conference to celebrate this anniversary. 

Conference presentations

Keynote presentations

Lives through time: a celebration of 60 years of the NCDS

Professor Barbara Maughan, King’s College London

Education and earnings: insights from the NCDS

Professor Sir Richard Blundell, University College London

Day one

Introduction from Alissa Goodman

Session 1A- The long term psychological and physiological consequences of childhood adversities

Session 1B- Cross-cohort research: current work and future plans from four early-mid career researchers

Session 1C- Children’s social and emotional skills

Session 2A- Adverse childhood experiences: a focus on maltreatment, disentangling associated developmental trajectories and long-term outcomes

Session 2C- Recent mental health findings from the 1958 cohort

Day two

Session 3A- Life course predictors of wellbeing, health and mortality: evidence from two national studies of adulthood

Session 3B- A data driven approach for predicting non-response in longitudinal surveys: implications for missing data handling and sample representativeness

Session 3C- Inequality and social mobility

Session 4A- Frontiers in biological science

Session 4B- Family and fertility

Session 4C- Lifelong determinants of health and wellbeing

Session 5A- Linguistic fingerprints across the whole of life: analysing the language used in childhood essays and its predictive power for the future

Session 5B- Mental health across the life course and cognitive ageing: new evidence from the British birth cohorts

Session 5C- Health and economic inequalities


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