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  • Fieldwork for MCS3 (Age 5) in England and Wales finished at the end of October 2006. Almost 12,000 families took part about 9,800 in England and about 2,100 in Wales. Interviewing in Scotland and Northern Ireland is continuing until the end of the year but we hope that in total over 15,000...

  • The Economic and Social Research Council has commissioned a scoping study to explore the potential use of the recorded resources from the BBC Child of Our Time project to social science researchers in conjunction with the ESRCs investment in quantitative research resources, the Millennium Cohort...

  • Between 12th and 14th September 2006, over 200 individuals involved in large-scale birth cohort studies following children born around the turn of the new millennium attended the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies at St Catherine's College, Oxford.

  • Following the success of the International Conference on Child Cohort Studies earlier this month, CLS have launched an International Zone on their website.

  • CLS is currently hosting a visitor from Australia. Carol Soloff is the Project Manager for Growing Up in Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), a study very similar to CLS's Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

  • A study of people now in their 40s has revealed that those who went to single-sex schools were more likely to study subjects not traditionally associated with their gender than those who went to co-educational schools.

  • CLS has set up a new working group to discuss measures of cognition and personality in the next round of NCDS and BCS70 fieldwork.

  • A successful consultative conference was heldon 24July 2006 to discuss plans for the MCS4 survey, when the cohort memberswill be7 years old.

  • Towards the beginning of2008, CLS will begin fieldwork on the age 7 survey of members of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). We are inviting you join us at a consultative conference in Londonon Monday 24 July - we want to hear your thoughts on survey content and design!

  • On Monday 26 June over 50 researchers from both academia and government departments attended the NCDS and BCS70 Consultative Conference to discuss the design and content of the next round of fieldwork, which will take place in 2008.