BCS70 Age 26 survey (1996)

The BCS70 Age 26 survey took place between April and September 1996 and was conducted by the Social Science Research Unit at City University.


9,003 cohort members took part in total.


A 16-page postal questionnaire was used. 

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 26 survey is provided here.


The data are available from the UK Data Service.  Details on the data notes are provided here.


Fieldwork was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Royal Free Hospital and International Centre for Child Studies.

Fast facts:

  • Survey age: Age 26
  • Survey year: 1996
  • Response: 9,003
  • UK Data Service reference code: 3833
  • PI: John Bynner, SSRU
  • Fieldwork agency: Mori
  • Funder: ESRC