Prospective associations between childhood environment and adult mental wellbeing

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About the research

This project explored associations between childhood social environment and adult mental wellbeing to examine whether the relationship between the two has changed across different generations. To do this it harmonised measures of socio-economic position in childhood, and mental wellbeing in middle age, across four CLOSER studies.

A new harmonised dataset is being produced to help researchers explore how childhood socio-economic status is linked to adult wellbeing. The project also produced guidance describing the available data on childhood adversity in four CLOSER studies.

Research lead

Mai Stafford (MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, UCL)

Studies used

Research outputs

  • Harmonised dataset containing childhood material and psychosocial adversity variables. Not yet available – sign up to CLOSER’s email newsletters to find out when it is published.
  • Guidance on available data on childhood adversity in four cohort studies. Not yet available – sign up to CLOSER’s email newsletters to find out when it is published..

Press releases and blogs

Paper

Wood N, Bann D, Hardy R, et al. Childhood socioeconomic position and adult mental wellbeing: Evidence from four British birth cohort studies. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0185798. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185798

CLOSER seminar

CLOSER seminar – Dr Natasha Wood and Dr Noriko Cable

 

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