What have we learned?

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) is one of the most important sources of information anywhere in the world on what factors can influence our chances in life.

Government, doctors, teachers, charities and others have used the findings from NCDS to develop services and policies that help improve people’s education, development and wellbeing. These pages describe just a few of the things we’ve learned and how you’ve helped make a difference.

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