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Initial findings from the age 14 sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study: mental health, obesity, risky behaviours and cognition.

Wed, 25 October 2017, 12:00 to 14:00

Oak Seminar Room, Wilson C Block

Lunch provided 12pm

12.30 - 2pm - Discussion and presentation

Abstract: This presentation uses data from the most recent sweep of the UK Millennium Cohort Study, a longitudinal study following around 19,000 individuals from birth throughout their lives. It looks at the prevalence of mental health amongst this generation of youngsters, how physical development - particularly rates of excess weight - has been changing over time, participation in risky activities such as substance use and anti-social behaviour, and the intergenerational transmission of skills, with a focus on vocabulary.

Bio: Emla Fitzsimons is Professor of Economics and Principal Investigator of the Millennium Cohort Study, a longitudinal study following children born in the early noughties, with interviews taking place every 2-4 years.  Her research is focused on human capital investment from early childhood through adolescence, and spans both developed and developing countries. She has studied the influence of breastfeeding on development through childhood, using a unique source of variation in the Millennium Cohort Study. Her work in adolescence has considered how factors such as divorce in childhood, family size and composition, poverty and mental health, and policies relating to school subsidies and university grants, affect skill formation in this critical period. Prior to joining the UCL Institute of Education, Emla worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where she remains affiliated as a Research Fellow.

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