News from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)

14 June 2006

A preliminary version of the main and partner data from Sweep 2 is available from the UK Data Archive.

A preliminary version of the main and partner data from Sweep 2 is available from the UK Data Archive. Users are however warned that creating longitudinal variables on household composition proved quite a challenge and contained some errors. A corrected version of the household grid and the data on child outcomes are now being tested. We expect them to be available from the Archive towards the end of July. Watch this space for further news.

The good news is that the third survey, now in the field, has a much more robust way of identifying continuity in household membership and is also making contact with substantial numbers of families who were missed at Sweep 2.