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Dissertations and cohorts talk  for slide casting ver1trial
Dissertations and cohorts talk  for slide casting ver1trial
Dissertations and cohorts talk  for slide casting ver1trial
Dissertations and cohorts talk  for slide casting ver1trial
Dissertations and cohorts talk  for slide casting ver1trial
Dissertations and cohorts talk  for slide casting ver1trial
Dissertations and cohorts talk  for slide casting ver1trial
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  • 1. Narratives and numbers: The British Cohort Studies as a resource for research and student dissertations Jane Elliott Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Sub-brand to go here CLS is an ESRC Resource Centre based at the Institute of Education
  • 2. Objectives
    • Introduction to the content and design of the British Birth Cohort studies at CLS
    • - longitudinal quantitative data
    • - Qualitative resources
    • Examples of recent research
      • The advantages of Secondary analysis of data as the basis for a dissertation
    • How to find out more/access the data
  • 3. British Birth Cohort Studies
    • 1946: MRC National Survey of Health & Development
    • 1958: National Child Development Study
    • 1970: 1970 British Birth Cohort Study
    • MCS: Millennium Cohort Study — first national birth cohort study for 30 years (2000-1)
    • Plans for a new cohort study covering around 100,000 babies
  • 4. 1958 Birth Cohort Study
    • Sample of over 17,000 infants born in 1958 (perinatal mortality study)
    • Sample followed at ages 7, 11, 16, 23, 33, 42, 46, 50 (biomedical at age 44)
    • Multipurpose study: family life; education; employment; skills; housing; health; finances; citizenship
    • Approximately 10,000 individuals are still participating
    • Mainly quantitative – highly structured interviews, but qualitative interviews with a subsample of cohort members at age 50
    • Core funded by ESRC with data collected every four years (five years after age 50)
  • 5.  
  • 6. Hypothetical life history 1991 2000 Age 42 2004 Age 46 Age 16 Age 23 1981 Age 33 Parents’ social class Parental interest in school work Free school meals Mother smoking Parental divorce Maths and reading tests Teachers’ assessment of child’s behaviour x Born 1958 1st Child 1984 2nd Child 1987 Age 7 Age 11 Gets married Exam results Job 1 Job 2 Job 3 Voting behaviour Psychological well being Working hours preferences Savings Domestic division of labour Union membership Training and skills Aspirations
  • 7. Structured interview at age 50
    • Household composition, marital status etc
    • Housing
    • Relationships & domestic division of labour
    • Children and parents
    • Family income
    • Employment and Partner’s employment
    • Pensions & attitudes to retirement
    • Qualifications, training and skills
    • Health (including menopause)
    • Alcohol consumption and smoking behaviour
    • Memory & Concentration
    • Voting behaviour, social participation & social support
    • Well-being
    • Consent to record linkage
  • 8. Website www.cls.ioe.ac.uk Please register for regular updates Follow us on twitter at: www.twitter.com/Clscohorts

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