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Children of the noughties

13 June 2023–14 June 2023, 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Young people in conversation looking at laptops

Join this conference to celebrate 21 years of the Millennium Cohort study (MCS).

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies


Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street

Registrations are not yet open, however, call for papers close Monday 30 January.

The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), is following the lives of around 19,000 people born across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000-02.

The cohort has been reaching the milestone age of 21 at a particularly turbulent time in British history. The early 20s are an exceptionally dynamic period of life, traditionally characterised by five transitions – in employment, education, partnerships, fertility and residence. This generation, however, is facing unprecedented times as it navigates these major life transitions, with the cost-of-living crisis following on from extensive educational and employment disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, alongside growing societal concern over both climate change and political polarisation.

This conference will be an opportunity to explore some of the wide-ranging and policy-relevant longitudinal research that has been generated using MCS data over the past 21 years, to hear about new research findings, and to learn about the upcoming Millennium Cohort Study Age 22 Sweep.

Call for papers

We welcome submissions from researchers across all sectors and career stages. Your work should use Millennium Cohort Study data and/or data from other longitudinal studies that originated around the new millennium.

For more information on submissions and how to apply, please visit the Centre for Longitundinal Studies.


  • Deadline for submission: 9am on Monday 30 January 2023
  • Successful submissions announced on Friday 10 February 2023


  • Early career researchers (including PhD students): Free
  • All other registrations: £25 VAT

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