The 2008 follow-up took the form of a 25-minute telephone survey.
Fieldwork was conducted by the National Centre for Social Research and ran from October 2008 to May 2009.
The key purpose of the short telephone survey that year was to update the key events and circumstance changes which had happened to cohort members in the time that has elapsed since they were last interviewed.
A brief summary of the content of the 2008 follow up interview is provided below.
More details about the specific questions asked in the 2008 follow-up can be found on the Questionnaire page.
The first edition of the dataset was deposited at the UK Data Archive on 27th August 2010, and was superseded by the second edition on 6th October 2010.
Children and wider family
Parents and wider family
Family Income and Wealth
Sources of income
Economic activity history
Health and health behaviour
Current health conditions