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NCDS8 - Guide to the Interim Dataset

Author:   Matt Brown, Jane Elliott, Margaret Hancock, Brian Dodgeon, Peter Shepherd

Description:  This guide accompanies the deposit of the NCDS8 interim dataset at the UK Data Archive in March 2009.
The dataset is comprised of a subset of 932 variables from the full list that will be included in the final version of the file which will be deposited with the Data Archive later this year and is based on 2,997 interviews completed between August and December 2008.

Date published:   18/03/2009

Date posted:   18/03/2009

NCDS6/BCS 2000 - Guide to the Combined Dataset

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  This is the Guide which accompanied the original deposit of the combined NCDS/BCS70 1999/2000 dataset at the UK Data Archive in June 2001.

Date published:   01/06/2001

Date posted:   27/05/2005

NCDS user guide: Warnock study of handicapped school leavers (1976)

Author:   PARSONS, S

Description:  

This document provides a guide to the Warnock Study of Handicapped School Leavers and the data from the study that has been deposited by CLS. The Warnock Study was carried out in the summer and autumn of 1976, with selected members of the 1958 National Child Development Study when they were 18 years of age. Information was gathered for some 508 individuals, both ‘handicapped’ and ‘nonhandicapped’. The study was carried out for the Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People (the Warnock Committee) by a team based at the National Children’s Bureau.

Date published:   24/02/2012

Date posted:   24/02/2012

NCDS user guide: Region variables

Author:   Peter Shepherd, Jon Johnson

Description:  

Date published:   01/11/2006

Date posted:   09/06/2009

NCDS user guide: Re-deposited datasets for the first six sweeps (1958-2000)

Author:   Brian Dodgeon, Jane Elliott, Jon Johnson, Peter Shepherd

Description:  

Date published:   01/11/2006

Date posted:   06/02/2007

NCDS user guide: Partnership histories (1974-2008)

Author:   HANCOCK, M

Description:  

This document accompanies the deposit of the derived datasets of partnership histories from the 1991, 2000, 2004 and 2008-09 surveys of the 1958 National Child Development Study. Data on live-in relationships lasting one month or more have been collected in all NCDS sweeps from sweep5 (age 33).The purpose of the NCDS partnership histories is to merge all data on live-in relationships in successive sweeps into one longitudinal dataset.

Date published:   16/02/2012

Date posted:   16/02/2011

NCDS user guide: Measures of ability at ages 7 to 16

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  

This document draws together information available on the key measures of ability that were gathered from members of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) during the three surveys carried out during the school years of the birth cohort. Below, a brief background on NCDS will be followed by an outline of the measurements made. Copies of each ‘test’ administered may be found by following the links given in the appendix.

Date published:   05/12/2012

Date posted:   05/12/2012

NCDS user guide: 'Imagine you are 60' qualitative dataset

Author:   ELLIOTT, J

Description:  

This user guide accompanies the deposit with the ESDS of the ‘Imagine you are 60’ qualitative dataset from the 2008-09 survey of the NCDS. This dataset consists of textual responses to the open-ended question: “Imagine that you are now 60 years old...please write a few lines about the life you are leading.”

Date published:   20/06/2012

Date posted:   20/06/2012

NCDS user guide: Bristol Social Adjustment Guides at 7 and 11 years

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  

This document draws together information available on the Bristol Social Adjustment Guides (BSAG) - key measures of behaviour that were gathered for members of the National Child Development Study (NCDS) during the surveys carried out when they were aged 7 and 11 years. Below, a brief background on NCDS will be followed by an outline of the BSAG. Copies of the BSAG assessments may be found in the appendix.

Date published:   28/01/2013

Date posted:   28/01/2013

NCDS user guide: Area data

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  

This document outlines information available on the characteristics of the areas in which members of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) were living at the time of selected surveys and which might be used for the study of, for example, the links between area social and economic conditions and individual social, economic and health outcomes. Appendices provide more details of the available area information.

Date published:   05/12/2012

Date posted:   05/12/2012