Girls from well-off families are just as likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects as boys - but gender divides persist for less affluent young people.
Almost 60 per cent of participants taking part in a pilot phase of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) opted to complete daily activity diaries using a smartphone app.
New research has found that young children with no access to a garden are far more likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach seven.
The announcement comes after research using British longitudinal studies showed that summer-born children face disadvantage throughout their schooling.
Children who are born prematurely not only tend to perform worse academically but also appear to accumulate less wealth as adults, according to a new study.
Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education