The National Child Development Study is following the lives of more than 17,000 people born across England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958. Over the course of your lives, we have collected information on your health, development, education, employment, and home lives.
NCDS is one of the most important sources of information anywhere in the world on what factors can influence our chances in life. Find out more about what we've learned about key areas of life including pregnancy, education, health and employment.
We come to visit you at important ages to see how your lives have changed - and how they've stayed the same. Since your parents were first interviewed when you were born, there have been ten further surveys of NCDS study members. Find out more about each survey in the surveys section.
Have you moved home? Changed your name? Stay a part of the study by making sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.
Have you got questions about the study? Check out the FAQs. If you still can't find what you're looking for, please get in contact with us. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.