Monday, 1 December 2014

21st Century Childhood

On Friday the latest report from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) was published. The MCS is a huge, ongoing project which has been tracking the lives of approximately 19,000 children who were born in the UK in 2000-2001, with the aim of producing a detailed report of growing up in modern Britain. The project has provided data for a huge range of publications, and is often used as a basis for policy-making.

This latest report draws on interviews conducted with the participating children as they reached the age of 11, and touches on such subjects as wellbeing and poverty. Follow this link to a page providing access to the full text, as well as links to a number of related publications, and a series of podcasts in which the report's authors discuss their findings. Further summaries of some of the report's main themes are available here (wellbeing) and here (cognitive development).

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