Children with stronger reading and maths skills at age seven are more likely to earn higher wages in later life, according to new research using data from the 1958 National Child Development Study.
Parents' qualifications, social class and wellbeing have a bigger effect on their children's development than poor parenting, according to researchers from the Institute of Education, University of London.
August-born pupils achieve worse exam results, on average, than children born in September, simply because they are 11 months younger when they sit national achievement tests, a new study finds.
Members of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), who turned 42 this year, have now completed their ninth survey since they were born.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education