Introduction to the 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts

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Webinar

Hosted by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, this webinar will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study to both first-time and more experienced users.

About the webinar

This webinar will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study to both first-time and more experienced users. It will focus particularly on wellbeing measures available in each study.

Split into four main sessions, the webinar will cover:

14:00 – 14:20 Introductions to NCDS and BCS70

  • Study design, sweeps and sample
  • Accessing the data
  • Documentation
  • Missing data

14:20 – 14:40 What’s new in BCS70 and NCDS?

14:40 – 15:20 Wellbeing measures in BCS70 and NCDS

  • Overview of wellbeing measures in the CLS cohort studies
  • Examples of how the wellbeing measures have been used in previous research

15:20 – 15:00 General Q&A with the CLS cohort team

Time will also be given for guests to ask questions at the end of each session.

About the studies

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) follows the lives of over 17,000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958. Also known as the 1958 Birth Cohort Study, it collects information on physical and educational development, economic circumstances, employment, family life, health behaviour, wellbeing, social participation and attitudes.

The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) follows the lives of more than 17,000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1970. Over the course of cohort members lives, the BCS70 has collected information on health, physical, educational and social development, and economic circumstances among other factors.

Accessing the webinar

Registered delegates will receive detailed joining instructions closer to the date on how to join the webinar session.

You can find out more about how to use webinar software on the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra website.

Contact

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Jennie Blows (j.blows@ucl.ac.uk).