Publications and resources

  • There are thousands of published works based on the British birth cohort studies. There are also a number of resources that CLS has produced to help researchers use the data.

    This section of our website is designed to help you find the resources and research you are looking for, whether published by CLS or others.



    The online bibliography is a searchable citations database of 3,500 publications based on 1958, 1970 and millennium cohort data. The bibliography is searchable by year, author, cohort study, journal name, title and abstract.


    CLS library

    The CLS library contains resources produced by CLS. It includes all types of survey documentation and resources, books, briefings, reports and working papers.


    You can browse the library by publication type, or search for specific resources using the main website search box in the top right hand side or your screen.


    CLS working paper series

    The CLS working paper series features analysis of the 1958, 1970 and millennium cohort data on a variety of topics, as well as explorations of key methodological challenges in longitudinal research.


    If you would like to submit a piece of research for possible publication as a CLS working paper, consult the guidelines.



    You can view our latest video interviews, webinar recordings and podcasts on the multimedia page.


    Videos and webinars are hosted on our CLScohorts YouTube channel, while our podcasts are located on our Soundcloud page.


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