Generation X suffers poorer mental health in mid-life than the Baby Boomers before them, according to new research released on World Mental Health Day (October 10)
In this blog for World Mental Health Day, Dr Praveetha Patalay examines the factors that influence children's mental illness and wellbeing using the Millennium Cohort Study.
Certain groups of children are more likely to gain weight quickly in their first few years of life, putting them at risk of adult obesity and associated health problems, according to new research.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has launched a review of the longitudinal studies it funds, to be carried out from 2016-18. The purpose of the review is to assess the scientific need for longitudinal studies and consider how they can meet the needs of future interdisciplinary research challenges, both individually and collectively.
Forty-two-year-olds whose mothers often felt depressed while they were growing up are at greater risk of obesity than their peers, according to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).
Children growing up in households where the mother is a victim of domestic violence may experience more ill health than others, according to new research based on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Pupils who received career advice from external speakers in their mid-teens went on to enjoy slightly higher wages by the time they reached 26, according to findings from the 1970 British Cohort Study.
More sophisticated data are needed if we are to capture the true impact of help from social workers for UK families, according to a new report.
Almost a half of all boys did not reach the expected literacy standard in their reception year at school, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Evidence from the 1958, 1970 and millennium cohort studies has underpinned the Government’s Child Obesity Strategy, released today.
Mothers are more likely to start breast feeding their babies and keep going if they give birth at home, according to research drawing on the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
How do the characteristics of our local neighbourhoods effect our socioeconomic chances, health and wellbeing over the course of our lives?
Wellbeing research based on longitudinal data is able to provide invaluable insights into how we, as a society, can work together to improve our quality of life.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education