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  • A paper co-written by CLS researcher Dr Alice Sullivan, which found that women are less likely to gain a place at Oxford University than men even when they have better grades and are from similar backgrounds, has attracted strong media interest from the Guardian and the BBC.

  • The 2009/10series of Research Methods courses, run in partnership with Government Social Research Unit as part of the MSc in Policy Analysis and Evaluation, can also be taken as stand-alone courses as part of the continuing professional development.

  • CLS staff and colleagues from UK Longitudinal Studies Centre at University of Essex have produced an interim report about the potential for improving the efficiency and quality of data collection, management and dissemination for complex longitudinal surveys in the UK.

  • A major report, published by the Tenant Services Authority with support from Joseph Rowntree, is one of the first pieces of large-scale research to use all four of Britain’s cohort studies, three of which are managed by CLS. Its findings challenge current government policy on social housing.

  • Places are still available on some of the Institute of Education courses run in partnership with the Government Social Research Unit.

  • The Survey Resources Network, a new service funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), will be officiallylaunched on Thursday, April 23, 2009.

  • Three members of CLS visitedAmerica in early April as part of an international scoping study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council under the Survey Resources Network.

  • The next seminar in theCLS/UK Longitudinal Studies Centre Joint Methods Seminar Series is on Wednesday, April 29, at 1pm at the University of Essex. It will feature two short talks on ethnic minorities and non-response by by Professor Shirley Dex of CLS and Dr Jon Burton of the Institute of Social...

  • Neal Halfon, Professor of Pediatrics at the Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles, delivered the inaugural Neville Butler Memorial Lecture at Imperial College, London, on April 3.

  • Provisional figures show that 13,854 families containing 14,051 children took part in the Age 7 Survey of the Millennium Cohort Study.