Resources

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Update 2020

This booklet was sent to you in March 2020. It covers key findings from the study, including the benefits of a happy childhood, caring responsibilities, the influence of secondary school sports facilities on later activity, and the link between moving to the South East and career progression.

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Survey Guide: Life in your early 60s

This booklet provides you with information about the survey and what it will involve.

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The story of your lives – Celebrating the first 60 years of the National Child Development Study

This book tells the story of one of the longest running and most important studies of its kind in the world. It’s also the story of an incredible group of people who share the same birthday week but have lived such diverse lives.

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The story of your lives – Celebrating the first 60 years of the National Child Development Study (black and white version)

This book tells the story of one of the longest running and most important studies of its kind in the world. It’s also the story of an incredible group of people who share the same birthday week but have lived such diverse lives.

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Update 2017

This booklet was sent to you in March 2017. It covers key findings from the study, including the benefits of being a scout on mental health, entering the job market, and preparing for retirement.

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Update 2016: A focus on health

This booklet was sent to you in March 2016. It covers key findings from the study about health, including how your adult health is related to your relationships, childhood mental health, where you live, and your genes.

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Update 2015

This booklet was sent to you in March 2015. It covers initial findings from the Age 55 Survey, including about your caring responsibilities at this age. It also highlights research on the long-term effects of childhood bullying.

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Update 2014

This booklet was sent to you in March 2014. It covers findings from the study about the benefits to the brain of lifelong exercise, how your grandparents influence your social standing, and how child poverty has changed since you were growing up.

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Update 2013

This booklet was sent to you in March 2013. It covers findings from the study about sleep problems, friendships and mental wellbeing, and the effects of childhood adversity on adult lung function.

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Update 2012

This booklet was sent to you in March 2012. It covers findings from the study about cognitive function at age 50, the long-term effects of poor childhood mental health, and the link between grammar schools and social mobility.