CLS working paper series

About the CLS working paper series

The CLS working paper series promotes studies using data from the 1958, 1970 and millennium cohort studies, as well as those seeking to improve the practice of longitudinal research.

The current working paper series began in 2006, but was preceded by four earlier series dating back to 1983.  Over 150 papers have appeared: an exhaustive list of all working papers produced by CLS can be downloaded in pdf format.

If you would like to contribute a paper to the series, please contact the current academic editor, George Ploubidis at g.ploubidis@ioe.ac.uk.

All contributing authors should see our guidelines for authors.

 

Recent working papers

To download a working paper, click on the title in the list below. For 2006-2007 working papers, visit the working paper section of the CLS online library.

2014/9
Cross, V. (2014) A rise in symmetrical families: Fact of fiction? CLS working paper 2014/9. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2014/8
Mostafa, T. (2014) Variation within Households in Consent to Link Survey Data to Administrative Records: Evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. CLS working paper 2014/8. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2014/7
Sullivan, A. and Brown, M. (2014) Vocabulary from adolescence to middle-age. CLS working paper 2014/7. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2014/6
Joshi, H. (2014) Non-cognitive skills: What are they and how can they be measured by the British cohort studies? CLS working paper 2014/6. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2014/5
Parsons, S., Sullivan, A. and Brown, M. (2014). Research on health and behaviours based on the 1970 British Cohort Study. CLS working paper 2014/5. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies. 

2014/4
Sullivan, A., Voas, D. and Brown, M. (2014) The art of asking questions about religion. CLS working paper 2014/4. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies. 

2014/3
Rose, N., Williams, R., Smith, K. and Calderwood, L. (2014) Training and accreditation of interviewers to carry out physical measurements. CLS working paper 2014/03. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2014/2
Mostafa, T. and Wiggins, R. D. (2014) Handling attrition and non-response in the 1970 British Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2014/2. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2014/1
Elliott, J. and Lawrence, J. (2014) Refining childhood social class measures in the 1958 British Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2014/1. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/12
Smith, K. and Platt, L. (2013) How do children answer questions about frequencies and quantities? Evidence from a large-scale field test. CLS Working Paper 2013/12. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/11
Parsons, S. and Platt, L. (2013) Disability among young children: Prevalence, heterogeneity and socio-economic disadvantage. CLS Working Paper 2013/11. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/10
Sullivan, A. and Brown, M. (2013) Social inequalities in cognitive scores at age 16: The role of reading. CLS Working Paper 2013/10. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/9
Brown, M. and Calderwood, L. (2013) Can encouraging respondents to contact interviewers to make appointments boost co-operation rates and save costs? Evidence from a randomised experiment in the UK. CLS Working Paper 2013/9. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/8
Campbell, T. (2013) Stereotyped at seven? Biases in teacher judgements of pupils' ability and attainment. CLS Working Paper 2013/8. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/7
Crusco, M. (2013) Draw-A-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance: An investigation of the sensitivity of this method to internalising and externalising behavioural problems identified by the Rutter Parent Questionnaire at age 7 in the 1958 National Child Development Study. CLS Working Paper 2013/7. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/6
Parry, W. (2013) Experiences of physical activity at age 10 in the 1970 British Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2013/6. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies. 

2013/5
Peruzzi, A. (2013) From childhood deprivation to adult social exclusion: Evidence from the 1970 British Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2013/5. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/4
Jenkins, A. (2013) Learning and the lifecourse: The acquisition of qualifications in adulthood. CLS Working Paper 2013/4. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/3
Calderwood, L. and Rose, N. (2013) Collecting saliva samples for DNA extraction from children and parents: Evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2013/3. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/2
Chatzitheochari, S. (2013) Prevalence and correlates of sleep problems at age 50: Initial results from the National Child Development Study. CLS Working Paper 2013/2. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2013/1
Campbell, T. (2013) In-school ability grouping and the month of birth effect: Preliminary evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2013/1. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2012/6
Elliott, J. (2012) Imagine you are 60: A view of the next decade for 50-year-olds in the 1958 British birth cohort study as they enter the 'third age'. CLS Working Paper 2012/6. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2012/5
Flouri, E. and Panourgia, C. (2012) Do primary school children’s career aspirations matter? The relationship between family poverty, career aspirations, and emotional and behavioural problems. CLS Working Paper 2012/5. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2012/4
Calderwood, L. (2012). Improving between-wave mailings on longitudinal surveys: A randomised experiment on the UK Millennium Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2012/4. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2012/3
Brown, M. (2012). Assessing recall of early life circumstances: Evidence from the National Child Development Study. CLS Working Paper 2012/3. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2012/2
Dickerson, A. and Popli, G. (2012). Persistent poverty and cognitive development: Evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2012/2. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2012/1
Sabates, R. and Dex, S. (2012). Multiple risk factors in young children's development. CLS Working Paper 2012/1. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2011/5
Elliott, J., Gale, C., Kuh, D. and Parsons, S. (2011). The design and content of the HALCyon qualitative study: A qualitative sub-study of the National Study of Health and Development and the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2011/5. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2011/4
Richards, M. (2011). An ethical review of the use of functional MRI. CLS Working Paper 2011/4. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2011/3
Hawkes, D. and Joshi, H. (2011). Unequal entry to motherhood and unequal outcomes for children. CLS Working Paper 2011/3. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2011/2
Neuburger, J., Joshi, H. and Dex, S. (2011). Part-time working and pay amongst Millennium Cohort Study mothers. CLS Working Paper 2011/2. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2011/1
Hansen, K. and Kneale, D. (2011). Does how you measure income make a difference to measuring poverty? CLS Working Paper 2011/1. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/10
Knight, H.M., Brown, M., Dodgeon, B., Maughan, B., Richards, M., Elliott, J., Sahakian, B. J., Robbins, T.W. (2010). Investigating individual differences in memory and cognition in the National Child Development Study cohort members using a life course approach. CLS Working Paper 2010/10. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/9
Calderwood, L, PLewis, I, Ketende S.C and Taylor, R. (2010). Experimental testing of refusal conversion strategies in a large-scale longitudinal study. CLS Working Paper 2010/9. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/8
Brown, M. and Knight, H.M. (2010). Attitudes towards participating in fMRI studies amongst participants in a birth cohort study. CLS Working Paper 2010/8. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/7
Calderwood, L. (2010). Keeping in touch with mobile families in the UK Millennium Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2010/7. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/6
McDonald, J.W. and Ketende, S.C. (2010). Nonresponse Weight Adjustments Using Multiple Imputation for the UK Millennium Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper 2010/6. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/5
Parsons, S. (2010). Understanding Participation: Being part of the 1958 National Child Development Study from birth to age 50. CLS Working Paper 2010/5. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/4
Ketende, S.C., McDonald, J. and Dex, S. (2010). Non-response in the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) from birth to 34 years. CLS Working Paper 2010/4. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/3
Elliott, J., Miles, A., Parsons, S. and Savage, M. (2010). The design and content of the ‘Social participation’ study: A qualitative sub-study conducted as part of the age 50 (2008) sweep of the National Child Development Study. CLS Working Paper 2010/3. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/2
Brown, M. (2010) Attitudes Towards Pensions and Retirement at Age 50: Initial results from the National Child Development Study. CLS Working Paper 2010/2. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2010/1
Brown, M. and Dodgeon, B. (2010)
NCDS Cognitive Assessments at Age 50: Initial Results. CLS Working Paper 2010/1. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2009/4
Bukodi, E (2009) Education, First Occupation and Later Occupational Attainment: Cross-cohort Changes among Men and Women in Britain. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2009/3
Bukodi, E and Goldthorpe, J.H (2009) Class Origins, Education and Occupational Attainment: Cross-cohort Changes among Men in Britain. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2009/2
Neuburger, J, Kuh, D and Joshi, H (2009) Trends in the relative wage opportunities of women and men across three British generations. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2009/1
Joshi, H., Cooksey, E. and Verropoulou, G. (2009) Combining Childrearing with Work: Do Maternal Employment Experiences Compromise Child Development. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2008/13
Crosby, D.A and Hawkes, D.D. (2008) Cross-National Research Using Contemporary Birth Cohort Studies: A Look at Early Maternal Employment in the United Kingdom and United States. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2008/12
Jenkins, A., Joshi, H. and Killingsworth, M. (2008) Educational Attainment, Labour Market Conditions and Unobserved Heterogeneity: The Timing of First and Higher-Order Births in Britain. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2008/11
Dex, S. and Rosenberg, R. (2008) Ethnic minorities and non-response in the Millennium Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2008/10
Hawkes, D.D. and Plewis, I (2008) Missing Income Data in the Millennium Cohort Study: Evidence from the First Two Sweeps. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

2008/9
Kiernan, K.E, and Mensah, F.K. (2008) Poverty, Maternal Depression, Family Status and Children's Cognitive and Behavioural Devlopment in Early Childhood: a longitudinal study. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

This working paper has now been superseded by a refereed journal article: KIERNAN K.E. and MENSAH, F.K. (2009) Poverty, Maternal Depression, Family Status and Children's Cognitive and Behavioural development in Early Childhood: a longitudinal study. Journal of Social Policy, 38(4), 569-588.

2008/8
Verropoulou, G. and Joshi, H. (2008) Does mothers' employment conflict with child development? Multilevel analysis of British mothers born in 1958. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

This working paper has now been superseded by a refereed journal article:
VERROPOULOU, G. and JOSHI, H. (2009) Does mothers' employment conflict with child development? Multilevel analysis of British mothers born in 1958. Journal of Population Economics, 22(3), 665-692

2008/7
Bradshaw, J. and Holmes, J. (2008) Family poverty assessed at three years old. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2008/6
Percy, A. and Iwaniec, D. (2008) Antecedents of hazardous teenage drinking: analysis of the British Birth Cohort Study. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2008/5
Ecob, R. (2008) Optimal modelling of hearing impairment in middle age in relation to hearing in childhood as measured by audiograms. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2008/4
Joshi, H., Dodgeon, B. and Hughes, G. (2008) A profile of population change in Rural England. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2008/3
Sullivan, A., Joshi, H. and Leonard, D. (2008) Single-sex Schooling and Academic Attainment at School and through the Lifecourse. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2008/2
Michael, R. T. (2008) Children’s Reading and Math Skills: The Influence of Family Caring. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.

2008/1
Guinea-Martin, D. and Elliott, J. (2008) Economic position and occupational segregation in the 1990s: A comparison of the ONS Longitudinal Study and the 1958 National Child Development Study. CLS Working Paper, London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.