Interviewing has begun for the age 11 survey of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). Over the course of the year, thousands of children and their families across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be visited for the fifth time.
More than one in four UK youngsters are growing up in families facing multiple challenges such as parental depression and financial hardship that can have a damaging effect on children's development, new research suggests.
Parents' individual choices to send children to single-sex or co-ed schools may lead to undesirable social outcomes, Dr Alice Sullivan has told the BBC.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education