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The Age 55 Survey
Some key publications based on NCDS data are listed below.
Comparing data from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 cohort studies
Ferri, E., Bynner, J. and Wadsworth, M. (eds) (2003) Changing Britain, changing lives, London: Institute of Education.
Gregg, P., Harkness S. and Machin, S. (1999) Child development and family income, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Hobcraft, J. and Kiernan, K.E. (2001) ‘Childhood poverty, early motherhood and adult social exclusion’, British Journal of Sociology, 52 (3): 495-517.
Pilling, D. (1990) Escape from disadvantage, London: Falmer Press.
Barker, M. and Power, C. (1993) ‘Disability in young adults: the role of injuries’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 47: 349-354.
Butler, N. R. and Pringle, M. K. (1966) ‘Prevention of handicaps in children’, Maternal and Child Care, 2 (17): 237-242.
Emond, A, Golding J. and Peckham, C.S. (1989) ‘Cerebral palsy in two national cohort studies’, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 64: 848-852.
Walker, A. (1982) Unqualified and underemployed: handicapped young people and the labour market, London: Macmillan.
Divorce, single parents and stepfamilies
Buchanan, A. and Flouri, E. (2001) ‘Parental family structure and adult expectations of familial support in times of emotional need’, British Journal of Social Work, 31: 133-139.
Cherlin, A., Kiernan, K.E. and Chase-Lansdale, P.L. (1995) ‘Parental divorce in childhood and demographic outcomes in young adulthood’, Demography, 32 (3): 299-318.
Ely, M., Richards, M.P.M., Wadsworth, M.E.J. and Elliott, B.J. (1999) ‘Secular changes in the association of parental divorce and children’s educational attainment - evidence from three British birth cohorts’, Journal of Social Policy, 28 (3): 437-455.
Ferri, E. (1976) Growing up in a one-parent family, Windsor: NFER Publishing Company.
Furstenburg, F.F. and Kiernan, K.E. (2001) ‘Delayed parental divorce: how much do children benefit?’, Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63 (2): 446-457.
Hope, S., Power, C. and Rodgers, B. (1998) ‘The relationship between parental separation in childhood and problem drinking in adulthood’, Addiction, 93 (4): 505-514.
Smoking during pregnancy
Butler, N.R., Goldstein, H. and Ross E.M. (1971) ‘Cigarette smoking in pregnancy: influence on birth and perinatal mortality’, British Medical Journal, 1: 127-130.
Fogelman, K. (1980) ‘Smoking in pregnancy and subsequent development of the child’, Child Care, Health and Development, 6 (4): 233-251.
Crime and anti-social behaviour
Bynner, J. and Parsons, S. (2003) ‘Social participation, values and crime’. In E. Ferri, J. Bynner and M. Wadsworth (eds) Changing Britain, changing lives, London: Institute of Education.
Flouri, E. and Buchanan, A. (2002) ‘Fathers’ involvement in childhood and trouble with the police in adolescence: findings from the 1958 British cohort’, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17: 689-701.
Parsons, S. (2002) Basic skills and crime, London: The Basic Skills Agency.
Blundell, R., Dearden, L., Goodman, A. and Reed, H. (2000) ‘The returns to higher education in Britain: evidence from a British cohort’, Economic Journal, 110: F82-F89.
Dearden, L., McIntosh, S., Myck, M. and Vignoles, A. (2002) ‘The returns to academic and vocational qualifications in Britain’, Bulletin of Economic Research, 54 (3): 249-274.
Elliott, J., Dale, A. and Egerton, M. (2001) ‘The influence of qualifications on women’s work histories, employment status and earnings at age 33’, European Sociological Review, 17 (2): 145-168.
Access and barriers to education
Blanden, J. and Gregg, P. (2004) Family income and educational attainment: a review of approaches and evidence for Britain, Centre for the Economics of Education Working Paper, London: LSE.
Bynner, J. and Joshi, H. (2002) ‘Equality and opportunity in education: evidence from the 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies’, Oxford Review of Education, 28 (4): 405-425.
Bynner, J. and Parsons, S. (2002) ‘Social exclusion and the transition from school to work: the case of young people not in education, employment or training’, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 60: 289-309.
Dearden, L., McGranahan, L. and Sianesi, B. (2004) The role of credit constraints in educational choices: evidence from NCDS and BCS70, Centre for the Economics of Education Working Paper, London: LSE.
Women and employment
Dex, S., Joshi, H. and Macran, S. (1996) ‘A widening gulf among Britain’s mothers’, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 12 (1): 65-75.
Dex, S., Joshi, H., McCulloch, A. and Macran, S. (1998) ‘Women’s employment transitions around childbearing’, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 60 (1): 97-115.
Joshi, H. and Paci, P. (1998) Unequal pay for women and men: evidence from the British birth cohort studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
Joshi, H. and Verropoulou, G. (2000) Maternal employment and child outcomes, Occasional Paper, London: The Smith Institute.
Waldfogel, J. (1995) ‘The price of motherhood - family status and women’s pay in a young British cohort’, Oxford Economic Papers - New Series, 47 (4): 584-610.
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