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The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is one of five centres that comprise the Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies CLS is an ESRC Resource Centre and is devoted to the collection, management and analysis of large-scale longitudinal data. The Centre houses three internationally renowned birth cohort studies: the 1958 National Child(More)
verse family living situations and child development : a multilevel analysis comparing longitudinal evidence from Britain and the United States », Education, family and population dynamics, sous la direction de M.Diverse Family Living Situations and Child Development: a multi-level analysis comparing longitudinal evidence from Britain and the United(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe levels of physical activity, sedentary time and adherence to Chief Medical Officers (CMO) physical activity guidelines among primary school-aged children across the UK using objective accelerometer-based measurements. DESIGN Nationally representative prospective cohort study. SETTING Children born across the UK, between 2000 and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between the level of social deprivation in electoral wards and various life events. Life events include mortality, self reported long term illness, and for women: still-birth, underweight birth, birth while a teenager, and sole registered birth. Associations with area deprivation are tested before and after(More)
In this article, we describe a general framework for the analysis of correlated event histories, with an application to a study of partnership transitions and fertility among a cohort of British women. Using a multilevel, multistate competing-risks model, we examine the relationship between prior fertility outcomes (the presence and characteristics of(More)
This paper investigates the impact of family income, material deprivation, maternal socioeconomic status and child-rearing behaviour on an indicator of cognitive functioning, using data for children aged 6 to 17 years from the British National Child Development Study. There are large differences in cognitive functioning by income, before differences in(More)
A version of this paper will appear in Population Studies. Abstract We investigate the role of parenthood on the outcomes of nonmarital unions for two cohorts of British women between the ages of 16 and 29. We compare the effect of conceptions leading to births and the presence and characteristics of children on the odds that a cohabitation is dissolved, or(More)
This paper investigates the association between family poverty, the level of deprivation in electoral wards and children's cognitive test scores using data from the second generation in the 1991 sweep of the British National Child Development Study (1958 birth cohort). Family poverty has a significant association with lower test scores in children of all(More)
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is one of five centres that comprise the Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies (www.ioe.ac.uk/bedfordgroup). CLS is devoted to the collection, management and analysis of large-scale longitudinal data. It has responsibility for Britain's internationally renowned birth cohort studies, the National Child(More)
Socio-economic disadvantage is strongly associated with children's emotional (internalising) and behavioural (externalising) problems. Self-regulation and verbal cognitive ability have been related to children's emotional and behavioural resilience to socio-economic disadvantage. Despite being inter-related, self-regulation and verbal cognitive ability have(More)