IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Introduction to the Millennium Cohort Study

18 May 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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Join this event to gain insight into the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a unique longitudinal cohort dataset born at the turn of the century.

This event is free.

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Richard Steele

This session gives an overview of the study aims, content and design as well as examples of recent research using the MCS.

The MCS follows the lives of around 19,000 young people born across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000-02. The data includes multiple measures of the cohort members’ physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and behavioural development over time, as well as detailed information on their daily life, behaviour and experiences.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions to an expert panel.

This event will be particularly useful for researchers and data users.

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About the Speakers

Dr Vanessa Moulton

Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Dr Nicolas Libuy Rios

Research Fellow at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Dr Morag Henderson

Associate Professor in Sociology at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies

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Professor Emla Fitzsimons (Panel)

Professor of Economics at the UCL Social Research Institute

She was the MCS Principal Investigator.

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