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CLOSER launches series of educational animations

CLOSER has created five bite-size animations to teach non-experts the basics of longitudinal studies. Funded by the ESRC, the animations are designed to raise awareness of the use and value of longitudinal research, and the fundamental elements of study design. Mapped to key sections of CLOSER’s online educational resource, the Learning Hub, the animations aim […]

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CLOSER collaborative conference about the UK’s longitudinal studies: challenges and solutions

On 6 December 2018, CLOSER will host a one-day collaborative conference at the Wellcome Trust with the aim of identifying the best way to tackle the key challenges facing longitudinal population studies.

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April and May research news highlights

Selected highlights of journal papers and other research published in April and May 2018 using data from CLOSER’s eight longitudinal and cohort studies.

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Tackling bullying could help reduce depression in autistic teens

Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism, have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied.

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School life is a positive influence for abused and neglected children

A full and active experience of school has a positive effect on the health and achievements of children who experience abuse or neglect at an early age.

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10 year olds who argue with mum at higher risk of mental health problems

10 year olds who frequently argue with their mother are significantly more likely to develop mental health problems by the time they are 14, a new report from The Children’s Society and Barnardo’s has found.

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Mental health
Poor mental health is more prevalent among teenage girls from poorer backgrounds, new findings show

New findings published by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) during Mental Health Awareness Week have revealed how teenage girls from less well-off families are more likely to experience mental ill-health than their better-off peers.

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Autism is not linked to eating fish in pregnancy

A major study examining the fish-eating habits of pregnant women has found that they are not linked to autism or autistic traits in their children.

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From education to employment: what makes a difference to young people as they look for work

Using five years of longitudinal data from Understanding Society, a new study has considered what affects 16-25 year olds’ chances of finding employment after leaving education.

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UK’s gender pay gap is narrowing, new research finds

The UK’s gender pay gap is gradually narrowing – but women still have some way to go to match the earning level of their male counterparts, according to a new report published by the Department for Education.

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