Young adults from working class homes are more likely to drink heavily if they smoked during their teenage years, whereas their middle class peers start drinking excessively if they go on to higher education.
Twenty-somethings who pursued vocational training rather than university report being just as satisfied with their lives, according to new research.
Women who have never given birth or been pregnant have double the odds of reaching the menopause before the age of 40, compared to those who have been pregnant.
The negative effect of low birth weight on cognitive ability has decreased dramatically for children born at the turn of the millennium, compared to the Baby Boomers and Generation X before them.
People who experience maltreatment during childhood are more likely to be unemployed and less likely to own their homes by age 50.
How has the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) aided government understanding of the social inequalities faced by young people today?
Three generations of children from less privileged homes have reached middle age at greater risk of being overweight or obese than their better-off peers, according to findings published in PLOS Medicine.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education