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New CLOSER reports on strategies for improving the collection of biological samples

A series of reports outlining methods for making future sample collection more consistent have been published by CLOSER.

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Latest videos – CLOSER Seminars: Whitehall II study

This CLOSER Seminar featured two presentations introducing Whitehall II, an interdisciplinary study of ageing.

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CLOSER takes data discoverability worldwide in new international project

CLOSER has been awarded a new grant to bring to light opportunities for longitudinal research in the developing world.

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Prof Alison Park
Prof Alison Park appointed ESRC Director of Research

CLOSER’s Director, Prof Alison Park, will be taking on a new role as Director of Research at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Women's careers
Degrees still boost household income for women, although returns to education are diminishing

Higher education has been less lucrative for women of Generation X than it was for the Baby Boomers, new research reveals.

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Children born premature can ‘catch-up’ at school

Children who are born premature may ‘catch up’ educationally despite lower test scores in their early education (key stage 1).

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Second generation immigrants today less likely to be held back at school by social disadvantage, study finds

Children born to immigrant parents tended to trail behind their peers in reading and maths in the 1970s and 1980s, largely due to their social background. But since the turn of the century, social circumstances have played less of a role in the educational attainment of second generation immigrants.

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Millennium Cohort Study a vital resource for children’s advocates, explains the Children’s Society in new film

Childhood and adolescent mental health are the focus of a new short film from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), launched today, World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018).

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Ethnic minority children tend to set their sights highest when planning future careers, research finds

Children from some ethnic minority groups are most likely to aspire to university and aim for well-paid jobs, a new study has found.

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Isolated older people should be able to benefit from friends and family for health advice, study says

Older adults with small social networks of family and friends are less likely to attend recommended health screenings and checkups than peers who have more relationships, new research shows.

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