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. The CCRP will add to knowledge in two broad research areas: the determinants of healthy behaviours and lifestyles, and the intergenerational transmission of economic status. Both of these are topics are central to government policy and speak to the ESRC’s strategic priorities around influencing individual behaviour, informing interventions and creating a vibrant and fair society. 

The CCRP will use data from the four world-renowned CLS-managed longitudinal cohort studies for comprehensive cross-cohort analysis: the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS), 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) and Next Steps. By bringing together leading academics responsible for these studies, the CCRP will exploit CLS's unique experience in designing longitudinal surveys. It will also capitalise on CLS's in-depth knowledge of each of the data sets, and the Centre's insight into UK public policy issues.

The two research strands:

  1. Healthy lifestyles across the life course (project lead: George Ploubidis)
  2. Social mobility (project lead: Alice Sullivan)

1 July 2015 - 30 June 2018

CCRP Research programme:

  • George Ploubidis (CCRP PI, CLS)
  • Alissa Goodman (Co-I CLS)
  • Alice Sullivan (Co-I CLS)
  • Emla Fitzsimons (Co-I CLS)
  • Ludovica Gambaro (CLS)
  • Morag Henderson (CLS)
  • Praveetha Patalay (CLS)
  • David Bann (CLS)
  • Bilal Nasim (QSS)
  • Vanessa Moulton (CLS)
  • Jake Anders (DLL)
  • Benedetta Pongiglione (CLS)
  • Martina Narayanan (CLS)
  • Wider research team:

  • Lucinda Platt (Co-I, LSE)
  • Jennifer Maggs (Co-I, Penn State)
  • Jeremy Staff (Health strand Co-I Penn State)
  • Chris Bonnell (LSHTM)
  • Mark Hamer (Co-I, Loughborough)
  • Named international collaborators:

  • Jim Smith (RAND)
  • Michael Shields (Monash)
  • David Johnston (Monash)