About research at CLS

In addition to our primary focus of managing the 1958, 1970, Next Steps and Millennium cohort studies, CLS staff are also involved in a range of substantive and methodological research projects, mainly involving longitudinal data.

Current research projects are listed below. For information on our past projects, see the CLS research archive.

The CLS Cross-Cohort Research Programme (CCRP)

The CLS Cross-Cohort Research Programme (CCRP) is funded by the ESRC for three years (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018). The intergenerational transmission of advantage and disadvantage is at the heart of academic analysis across a wide range of disciplines and is central to many policy concerns both in the UK and internationally.

  1. Intergenerational influences on physical activity (Project Lead: George Ploubidis)
  2. Parental working hours and the prevalence of obesity (Project Lead: Emla Fitzsimons)
  3. Childhood mental health trajectories (Project Lead: Alissa Goodman)
  4. Alcohol use across the life course and its links with health and wellbeing (Project Lead: Jennifer Maggs)
  5. Parent's wealth in childhood and its relationship with children's development (Project lead: Ludovica Gambaro)
  6. Social mobility mechanisms and consequences (Project lead: Alice Sullivan)
  7. Education and occupational aspirations (Project lead: Lucinda Platt, LSE)

Current research projects:

Find more published research using cohort data

Search for research using cohort data published by CLS and others using the CLS online bibliography.

Tell us about your research

We ask researchers to contact us whenever they publish research using the cohort data. With up-to-date records, we can help other researchers avoid duplication and also demonstrate to funders how useful the data is to the research community.