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Here are the full references for research featured in the NCDS book, The story of your lives. Where the research is published online, we’ve included links. The page numbers refer to where the research appears in the book.

Pages 10-11
Risk factors in pregnancy:
Butler, N.R and Bonham, D.G. (1963) Perinatal Mortality:
The First Report of the British Perinatal Mortality Survey.
E & S Livingstone Ltd

Hidden disabilities:
Alberman, E and Goldstein, H. (1970) The ‘at risk’ register:
a statistical evaluation. British Journal of Social and
Preventative Medicine
, 24(3), 129-135

Birth weight and cognitive ability:
Goisis, A, Özcan, B and Myrskylä M. (2017) Decline in
the negative association between low birth weight and
cognitive ability. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences of the United States of America
, 114(1), 84-88

Smoking in pregnancy:
Butler, N.R, Goldstein, H and Ross, E.M. (1972) Cigarette
smoking in pregnancy: its influence on birth and perinatal
mortality. British Medical Journal, 2, 127-130

Butler, N.R and Goldstein, H. (1973) Smoking in pregnancy
and subsequent child development. British Medical
, 4(5892), 573-575

Power, C, Atherton, K and Thomas, C. (2010) Maternal
smoking in pregnancy, adult adiposity and other risk
factors for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, 211(2),

Pages 18-19
Education matters:
Pringle, M.K, Butler, N.R and Davie, R. (1966) 11,000 Seven year-
olds: First Report of the National Child Development
Study (1958 Cohort). Longmans

Hay fever and family:
Strachan, D. P. (1989) Hay fever, hygiene and household
size. British Medical Journal, 299, 1259-1260

Scars of bullying:
Takizawa, R, Maughan, B and Arseneault, L. (2014) Adult
Health Outcomes of Childhood Bullying Victimization:
Evidence From a Five-Decade Longitudinal British Birth
Cohort. American Journal of Psychiatry, 171(7), 777-784

Childhood inequalities:
Wedge, P and Prosser, H. (1973) Born to Fail? The National
Children’s Bureau reports on striking differences in the
lives of British children

Pages 26-27
Teenage dreams:
Schoon, I and Parsons, S. (2002) Teenage aspirations for
future careers and occupational outcomes. Journal of
Vocational Behavior
, 60(2), 262-268

Divorce costs:
Cherlin, A.J, Chase-Lansdale, P.L and McRae, C. (1998)
Effects of parental divorce on mental health throughout the
life course. American Sociological Review, 63(2), 239-249

Problem behaviour:
Collishaw, S, Maughan, B, Goodman, R and Pickles, A.
(2004) Time trends in Adolescent Mental Health. Journal
of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
, 45(8), 1350-1362

Moving on up?:
Dearden, L, Machin, S and Reed, H. (1997) Intergenerational
mobility in Britain. Economic Journal, 107(440), 47-66

Pages 34-35
Education benefits:
Blundell, R, Dearden, L, Goodman, A and Reed, H. (2000)
The returns to higher education in Britain: evidence from
a British cohort. The Economic Journal, 110(461), 82-99

Lifelong impact of childhood disadvantage:
Power, C and Matthews, S. (1997) Origins of health
inequalities in a national population sample. Lancet,
350(9091), 1584-1589

Adult basic skills:
Bynner, J and Parsons, S. (1997) Does numeracy matter?
Evidence from the National Child Development Study
on the impact of poor numeracy on adult life. London:
The Basic Skills Agency

Pages 44-45
Maths and reading matters:
Ritchie, S.J and Bates, T.C. (2013) Enduring Links From
Childhood Mathematics and Reading Achievement to Adult
Socioeconomic Status. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1301-1308

Vitamin D:
Hyppönen, E and Power, C. (2007) Hypovitaminosis D
in British adults at age 45 y: nationwide cohort study
of dietary and lifestyle predictors. American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition
, 85(3), 860-868

The shadow of childhood mental health:
Goodman, A, Joyce, R and Smith, J.P. (2011) The long
shadow cast by childhood physical and mental problems
on adult life. Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences of the United States of America
, 108(15),

Happy retirement?:
Carpentieri, J.D, Goodman, A, Parsons, S, Patalay, P
and Swain, J. (2017) Lifetime poverty and attitudes to
retirement among a cohort born in 1958. Joseph Rowntree
Foundation Report, London: Centre for Longitudinal