BCS70 Age 16 survey (1986)


The BCS70 Age 16 survey took place between March 1986 and December 1986 and was conducted by the International Centre for Child Studies (ICCS).

Response:

11,622 cohort members took part in total.

Design:

The age 16 follow-up was comprised of numerous elements including a parental interview, a parental self-completion questionnaire, a medical examination, educational assessments, a pupil self-completion questionnaire, a teacher questionnaire, a head-teacher questionnaire and two diaries covering leisure activitites and diet.

More information about the coverage of each element of the survey and the downloadable questionnaires are provided here. A full description of the design of the Age 16 survey is provided here.

Data:

The data are available from the UK Data Service.  Guidance on how to use the data is provided here.

Funding:

Fieldwork was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

       
Fast facts:

  • Survey age: Age 16
  • Survey year: March 1986 and December 1986
  • Response: 11,622
  • UK Data Service reference code: 6095
  • PI: ICCS
  • Funder: ESRC