How does the upheaval of moving home affect young children’s development? A special issue of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies explores this question in the US and UK.
The latest version of the National Child Development Study: Activity Histories (1974-2013) has been released at the UK Data Archive.
It is not moving home, but broader family circumstances that impact the wellbeing of children when they are in their early years, new research shows.
Smoking during pregnancy and being overweight before becoming pregnant account for around 40 per cent of the social divide in childhood obesity rates.
Full-time working fathers earn a fifth more, on average, than men without children, according to a new study published by the Trade Unions Congress (TUC).
Private school pupils are more likely than their peers at comprehensives to have a lower body mass index (BMI) by the time they reach their early 40s. They also spend less time watching television and eat fewer take-away meals, according to new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Obese boys from the least advantaged neighbourhoods are significantly less likely to lose weight over the course of primary school than their peers in better-off areas, according to new research.
Participating in organised sports and joining after school clubs can help to improve primary school children’s academic performance and social skills, new research shows.
The British Psychological Society’s Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions Award for 2016 has been awarded to Dr Praveetha Patalay.
Some groups of mixed ethnicity children experience an increase in behaviour problems as they are growing up, according to a new study.
The expansion of educational opportunities has not translated into better social mobility chances for those from less well-off families, according to findings from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohort studies and Understanding Society.
What halted lifelong learning’s progress? Where does it go next? Prof John Bynner delivers the British Academy's 2016 Sir John Cass Foundation Lecture.
This is a British Academy event.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education