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MCS user guide: Guide to the datasets for the first, second third and fourth surveys (5th edition)

Author:   Kirstine Hansen, Ed.

Description:  

This document reviews the background to the data collection for the first four surveys of the Millennium Cohort, from its commissioning by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in early 2000 to the latest deposit in the ESRC Data Archive in March 2010. It covers the development and design of the project, the pilot surveys and the main fieldwork in all four UK countries, the subsequent coding and data preparation, along with an explanation of the datasets.

Date published:   28/03/2010

Date posted:   28/03/2010

MCS user guide: Analysing and weighting MCS data using SPSS

Author:   Elizabeth M. Jones & Sosthenes C. Ketende

Description:  

This document describes how to use the Complex Sample settings in SPSS (aka weights) to analyse data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). It describes how to set up Complex Samples Plan files, analyse data using the CS Plans and perform subgroup analyses using CS Plans. These are shown both through menus and syntax. The document is aimed at those who are already familiar with SPSS, but not with using its Complex Samples module.

Date published:   16/11/2010

Date posted:   16/11/2010

BCS70 user guide: Activity Histories (1986-2008)

Author:   HANCOCK, M

Description:  

This document accompanies the deposit of the derived dataset of partnership histories from the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008/9 surveys of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70). Data on work and non-work activities lasting one month or more have been collected in all BCS70 sweeps from sweep5 (age 26) onwards. The purpose of the BCS70 activity histories dataset is to merge all data on work and non-work activities, in the successive sweeps, into one longitudinal dataset.

Date published:   16/02/2012

Date posted:   16/02/2012

BCS70 user guide: Partnership histories (1986-2008)

Author:   HANCOCK, M

Description:  

This document accompanies the deposit of the derived dataset of partnership histories from the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008/9 surveys of the 1970 British Cohort Study. Data on live-in relationships lasting one month or more have been collected in all BCS70 sweeps from sweep6 (age 30) as well as data on current live-in relationship at sweep5 (age 23). The purpose of the BCS70 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:   16/02/2012

NCDS user guide: Activity histories (1974-2008)

Author:   HANCOCK, M

Description:  

This document accompanIES the deposit of the derived dataset of activity histories from the 19811,1991, 2000, 2004 and 2008-09 surveys of the 1958 National Child Development Study. Data on work and non-work activities lasting one month or more have been collected in all NCDS sweeps from sweep4 (age 23) onwards. The purpose of the NCDS activity histories dataset is to merge all data on work and non-work activities in successive sweeps into one longitudinal dataset.

Date published:   16/02/2012

Date posted:   16/02/2011

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: 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

MCS user guide: MCS data analysis using STATA

Author:   KETENDE, S and JONES, E

Description:  

This document describes how to use STATA to analyse data from the Millennium Cohort Study. It includes sections on the software; preparing and setting data for analysis; generating variables; weighting; and descriptive, multivariate, country-specific and sub-group analyses.

Date published:   12/03/2012

Date posted:   12/03/2012

MCS user guide: Psychological, developmental and health inventories

Author:   JOHNSON, J (Ed.)

Description:  

This guide covers measures relating to child development, psychological assessment of the parent and general health of the parents in the Millennium Cohort Study.

Date published:   15/05/2012

Date posted:   15/05/2012

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