The age 7 survey of the MCS (2008)


A successful consultative conference was held at the Institute of Education in July 2006 to discuss plans for the MCS4 survey at age 7.

Fieldwork for MCS4 finished in December 2008. Over 13,800 families with over 14,000 cohort children took part in the age of 7 survey. More than 8800 families participated in England, over 2000 in Wales, over 1600 in Scotland and 1300 in Northern Ireland.

Ninety percent of families who took part in all the previous MCS surveys (9 months and ages 3 and 5) also participated at Age 7.

The data have now been deposited at the UK Data Archive.