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  • Vacancy – CLOSER Programmer image

    13 December 2017

    Vacancy – CLOSER Programmer

    News

    CLOSER is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic programmer to join our team. The deadline for applications is 8 January 2018.
  • Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds image

    13 December 2017

    Teenage girls set their sights on lower paying jobs than boys, new research finds

    News: Attitudes & beliefs, Education & skills, Employment & pensions

    Teenagers’ own career aspirations could be perpetuating the gender pay gap, researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) suggest. New research, published today (13 December 2017) reveals that, while teenage...
  • 12 December 2017

    CLOSER November news round-up

    News: Ageing, Family & social networks, Health, Housing & environment

    A round up of journal papers and other research published in November using data from CLOSER’s eight longitudinal studies.
  • One in five young people obese at age 14 image

    7 December 2017

    One in five young people obese at age 14

    News: Physical health

    One in five young people born in the UK at the turn of the century was obese by the age of 14, and a further 15 per cent were found...
  • Giving children regular bedtimes stops them getting ‘jet lag’ image

    4 December 2017

    Giving children regular bedtimes stops them getting ‘jet lag’

    Opinion: Family & social networks, Health & lifestyle

    Professor Yvonne Kelly argues that a regular bedtime affects how children get on at home and at school, throughout their first decade.
  • 30 November 2017

    CLOSER to fund eight new work packages

    News: Health, Physical health, Mental health

    CLOSER has announced it is funding a series of new projects that will highlight the value of longitudinal data and enable better use of the data.
  • Reading improves teenagers’ vocab, whatever their background, say researchers image

    22 November 2017

    Reading improves teenagers’ vocab, whatever their background, say researchers

    News: Education & skills

    Teenagers who read in their spare time know 26 per cent more words than those who never read, according to researchers at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). The research team,...
  • New findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study published image

    17 November 2017

    New findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study published

    News: Employment & pensions, Mental health

    Understanding Society has published its sixth Insights report, shedding light on low pay and work, adult mental health and work/life balance.
  • Vacancy: Research Associate image

    16 November 2017

    Vacancy: Research Associate

    News

    The MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic researcher to contribute to a CLOSER work package on socioeconomic differentials in physical activity...
  • 14 November 2017

    CLOSER October news round-up

    News: Ageing, Education & skills, Health, Mental health

    A round up of journal papers and other research published in October using data from CLOSER’s eight longitudinal studies.