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  • CLS Director Professor Heather Joshi presented a paper on this question, at the International Population Conference in Morocco,1 October. It related the cognitive and behavioural development of school-age children to mothers’ employment in babies’ first year. Evidence came from the British Cohort...

  • Children whose mothers work are less likely to lead healthy lives than those with "stay at home" mothers, a report study based on the Millennium Cohort Study says.The Institute of Child Health research on more than 12,500 five-year-olds found those with working mothers less active and more likely...

  • 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...