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Author:   Samantha Parsons

Description:  Report for the Basic Skills Agency, March 2002.
This report appears by kind permission of NIACE, the organisation which superseded the Basic Skills Agency, and which owns the copyright to the material (*Note large filesize)

Date published:   01/03/2002

Date posted:   10/06/2010

NCDS BCS70 'Forward Plan', Feb 2002

Author:   John Bynner

Description:  The aim of the Forward Plan was to integrate the timing, design and analysis of future surveys of NCDS and BCS70 – taking account of the sequencing of Britain’s third birth cohort study, the 1946 cohort (National Survey of Health and Development), housed at University College London. It was envisaged that such a programme would significantly enhance the research potential of the studies, enabling comparisons to be made between cohorts born at different times, or between different age groups at the same point in time.

Date published:   04/02/2002

Date posted:   14/02/2007

Gaining Basic Skills in the Early Years: The dynamics of development from birth to 10

Author:   Muriel Egerton and John Bynner

Description:  BCS70 collected data on cognitive development at 22 months and 42 months in sub-samples of the cohort. Analysis of the data has shown striking social class gradients, which widen over time. However, despite the handicap of restricted cognitive development earlier on, many children are able to over-ride their difficulties and experience normal educational development, including proficiency in the basic skills. The aim of the analyses reported here is to trace the performance over time of children who were low achievers at ages 22 months, 42 months and 5 years. The analyses identify factors in the child's lives which were 'protective' working against the consequences of 'risk' factors located in family backgrounds. Protective factors are identified by comparison with the performance of children where the predictability of risk was borne out in poor basic skills at age 10.

Date published:   01/01/2002

Date posted:   27/04/2010

NCDS - The Wider Benefits of Higher Education

Author:   John Bynner and Muriel Egerton

Description:  

This report was sponsored by HEFCE  and the Smith Institute and is available from the HEFCE website.
The research used NCDS data to assess the effects of higher education on a number of non-economic adult outcomes, with controls in place to take into account earlier family circumstances and earlier educational attainment. Outcomes were mainly assessed at age 33. Control variables spanned the period from 33 back to birth.

Date published:   01/07/2001

Date posted:   08/03/2010

NCDS BCS - Childhood Risks and Outcomes of Social Exclusion: Insights from longitudinal data

Author:   John Bynner

Description:  This report was the second of two produced for the OECD (see Bynner 1996).  The first part is devoted to the concept of social exclusion and how it relates to ideas of risk and protection. The second part focuses on the idea of childhood risk and protection. The next two sections examine in more detail findings from longitudinal research, first on risk and protective factors and second on life course patterns leading to social exclusion in adulthood. The final section draws some general conclusions about the social exclusion process and considers some implications for policy.

Date published:   01/06/2000

Date posted:   03/04/2007

Literacy, Leaving School and Jobs

Author:   Samantha Parsons and John Bynner

Description:  Report for the Basic Skills Agency, March 1999.
This report appears by kind permission of NIACE, the organisation which superseded the Basic Skills Agency, and which owns the copyright to the material (*Note large filesize)

Date published:   01/03/1999

Date posted:   10/06/2010

NCDS - What are the causes of social exclusion affecting young children?

Author:   John Bynner

Description:  Invited paper presented to the ministerial briefing organised by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, for HM Treasury cross-departmental review of provision for young children, March 11th 1998.

Date published:   11/03/1998

Date posted:   15/03/2007

Influences on Adult Basic Skills

Author:   Samantha Parsons and John Bynner

Description:  Report for the Basic Skills Agency, March 1998.
This report appears by kind permission of NIACE, the organisation which superseded the Basic Skills Agency, and which owns the copyright to the material (*Note large filesize)

Date published:   01/03/1998

Date posted:   10/06/2010

Use It or Lose It? The impact of time out of work on literacy and numeracy skills

Author:   John Bynner and Samantha Parsons

Description:  Report for the Basic Skills Agency, March 1998.
This report appears by kind permission of NIACE, the organisation which superseded the Basic Skills Agency, and which owns the copyright to the material (*Note large filesize)

Date published:   01/03/1998

Date posted:   10/06/2010

NCDS - Origins of social exclusion: risk factors affecting young children

Author:   John Bynner

Description:  Which children are most at risk of becoming socially excluded? Invited paper presented to the HM Treasury inter-governmental seminar, cross-departmental review of provision for young children, January 21st 1998

Date published:   21/01/1998

Date posted:   15/03/2007