Millennium Cohort Study

A consortium headed by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies carried out the first three surveys of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and a consortium of Government Departments.

The survey for the first sweep took place between June 2001 and January 2003, gathering information from the parents of 18,818 babies born in the UK over a 12-month period and living in selected UK wards at age 9 months.

The second sweep took place between September 2003 and April 2005 with the children at around 3 years of age.

The third sweep took place between early 2006 and early 2007, when the children were starting primary school.

Fieldwork for the fourth sweep will be taking place during 2008.

Three sub-studies have also been undertaken, with two reports produced so far: the Health Visitor Survey Report, and the Fertility Survey Report.