UK Data Service data catalogue record for:
|Title:||National Child Development Study: Sweep 8, 2008-2009|
|Alternative title:||NCDS8; NCDS|
|Series:||National Child Development Study [National Child Development Study, 1958-]|
|Depositor:||University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies|
University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
National Centre for Social Research
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) would like to thank all the cohort members who generously gave their time to participate in this project and without whom this survey would not have been possible.|
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|The National Child Development Study (NCDS) is a continuing longitudinal study that seeks to follow the lives of all those living in Great Britain who were born in one particular week in 1958. The aim of the study is to improve understanding of the factors affecting human development over the whole lifespan.
The NCDS has its origins in the Perinatal Mortality Survey (PMS) (the original PMS study is held at the UK Data Archive under SN 2137). This study was sponsored by the National Birthday Trust Fund and designed to examine the social and obstetric factors associated with stillbirth and death in early infancy among the 17,000 children born in England, Scotland and Wales in that one week. Selected data from the PMS form NCDS sweep 0, held alongside NCDS sweeps 1-3, under SN 5565.
To date there have been seven attempts to trace all members of the birth cohort in order to monitor their physical, educational and social development. The first three sweeps were carried out by the National Children's Bureau, in 1965, when respondents were aged 7, in 1969, aged 11, in 1974, aged 16 (these sweeps form NCDS1-3, held together with NCDS0 under SN 5565). The fourth sweep, NCDS4, was conducted in 1981, when respondents were aged 23 (held under SN 5566). In 1985 the NCDS moved to the Social Statistics Research Unit (SSRU) - now known as the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) - and the fifth sweep was carried out in 1991, when respondents were aged 33, (NCDS5, held under SN 5567). For the sixth wave, conducted in 1999-2000, when respondents were aged 41-42 (NCDS6, held under SN 5578), fieldwork was combined with the 1999-2000 wave of the 1970 Birth Cohort Study (BCS70), which is also conducted by CLS (and held at the Archive under GN 33229).
Response and Deaths Dataset:
A separate dataset covering responses and to NCDS and deaths of cohort members over all eight waves is available under SN 5560, National Child Development Study Response and Deaths Dataset, 1958-2009. Users are advised to order this study alongside the other waves of NCDS.
In addition to the main NCDS sweeps, some further studies have also been conducted. In 1978, a postal survey was conducted of the schools attended by members of the birth cohort at the time of the third follow-up of 1974, in order to obtain details of public examination entry and performance. Similar details were also sought from sixth-form and further education colleges etc., where these were identified by schools. Also, a 37-year sample survey of the NCDS cohort, focusing on basic skills, is held under SN 4992.
The Archive also holds a number of NCDS-related files (for example, of data collected in the course of a special study of handicapped school-leavers, at age 18 (held under SN 2024) and the data from a 5 percent feasibility study, conducted at age 20 (held under SN 2025), which preceded NCDS4. A parent migration dataset, based on NCDS5, is held under SN 4324, a study detailing partnership histories, compiled from NCDS sweeps 5 to 8, is held under SN 6940, and an employment histories dataset, compiled from NCDS sweeps 4 to 8, is held under SN 6942.
Further information about the NCDS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.
The eighth sweep of NCDS was conducted in 2008-2009, when respondents were aged 50 years. The core aims of the NCDS8 were to update the life history information collected in previous studies and to collect new information to help understand the ageing process. Many of the questions in the NCDS8 follow-up had been asked in earlier waves of the NCDS and the BCS, which will allow for the making of comparisons both across the sweeps of NCDS and with the BCS cohort.
The 2008-2009 survey is comprised of the following elements:
The NCDS8 has been deposited at the UK Data Archive in stages. For the first Archive edition (March 2009) an interim data file was deposited, based on 2,997 interviews completed between August and December 2008. This file comprised a subset of the full list of variables.
The second Archive edition (the first full sample edition) was released in February 2010. This deposit included responses to the bulk of the questions fielded to cohort members in 2008-2009. The variables that were not included in this file were essentially those that required the most complex post-fieldwork editing in order to make them usable, mostly those that related to the four 'history' modules; housing history, relationship history, fertility history and economic activity history. In addition, variables relating to absent children, older children and specific details of recently-achieved qualifications were not included (although a series of derived summary variables relating to highest qualification were).
For the third Archive edition (October 2012), the final version of NCDS8 was deposited. Two files, 'ncds_2008_followup.sav' and 'ncds8_unfolding_brackets.sav' replaced the previous single data file, a new User Guide replaced the previous version, and the Technical Report and Appendices were added to the documentation. For further details, see the User Guide.
The CAPI interview collected updated information about household composition, housing, relationships, births and other pregnancies, periods of lone parenthood, adopted children, absent and older children, parents, family income, economic activity, education and qualifications, work-related training, use of computers, health, smoking, drinking, exercise, height, weight, social participation and social support.
The CASI interview collected information on voting behaviour and party support, experience of symptoms of the menopause, problematic drinking behaviour, well-being, relationship satisfaction, domestic division of labour, job commitment, attitudes towards pensions and retirement, childhood, efficacy and life satisfaction.
The interview included several established scales: Kanungo's Job Involvement Scale; the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) and the Malaise
The cognitive assessment module is comprised of four tasks: Word list recall test; Animal naming task; Letter cancellation task; Delayed word list recall test.
|Dates of fieldwork:||August 2008 - May 2009|
Government Office Regions
Standard Statistical Regions
Adults in Great Britain born in one particular week in 1958 (NCDS respondents were aged 50 at the time of NCDS8).
No sampling (total universe)
|Number of units:||9,790 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||No weighting used.|
|ADOPTED CHILDREN||ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS|
|AGE||ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION||ALCOHOLIC DRINKS|
|ATTITUDES||BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES||BUILDING MAINTENANCE|
|BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COUNCIL AWARDS||BUSINESSES||CANCER|
|CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES||CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CAREGIVERS|
|CARERS' BENEFITS||CARS||CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|CHILD BENEFITS||CHILDREN||CHRONIC ILLNESS|
|CINEMA ATTENDANCE||CITIZENSHIP SKILLS||CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON INSTITUTE AWARDS|
|COMMUNICATION SKILLS||COMMUTING||COMPUTER LITERACY|
|DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS||DEGREES||DEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)|
|DEPRESSION||DIABETES||DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS|
|DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||EAR DISEASES||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES||EDUCATIONAL STATUS|
|EMOTIONAL STATES||EMPLOYEES||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|ETHNIC GROUPS||EXERCISE||FAMILY BENEFITS|
|FAMILY ENVIRONMENT||FAMILY INCOME||FAMILY LIFE|
|FAMILY MEMBERS||FAMILY ROLES||FATHERS|
|FATIGUE (PHYSIOLOGY)||FEAR||FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES|
|FINANCIAL RESOURCES||FINANCIAL SUPPORT||FOSTER CARE|
|FRINGE BENEFITS||FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT||FURTHER EDUCATION|
|GENDER||GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION||GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|GENERAL NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION||GREAT BRITAIN||GYNAECOLOGICAL SURGERY|
|HEALTH||HEARING IMPAIRMENTS||HEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)|
|HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA||HOME OWNERSHIP||HOSPITALIZATION|
|HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLDERS||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSING BENEFITS||HOUSING TENURE||HOUSING|
|ILL HEALTH||INCOME||INCOME-RELATED BENEFITS|
|INTERNET USE||INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS||JOB HUNTING|
|JOB SATISFACTION||JOB SECURITY||JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCE|
|LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES||LIFE SATISFACTION||MARITAL STATUS|
|MARRIAGE||MATERNITY BENEFITS||MEDICAL INSURANCE|
|MENSTRUATION||MENTAL DISORDERS||MENTAL HEALTH|
|MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES||NATIONAL IDENTITY||NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION|
|NATIONALITY||NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEMES||NEUROTIC DISORDERS|
|OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS||OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING||OCCUPATIONS|
|OLD PEOPLE'S CLUBS||ORDINARY NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA||ORGANIZATIONS|
|OVERTIME||PARENTAL ROLE||PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS|
|PARTNERSHIPS (PERSONAL)||PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PENSIONS|
|PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT||PERSONAL IDENTITY||PETITIONING|
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES||PHYSICAL FITNESS||PHYSICAL MOBILITY|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE||POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL ATTITUDES|
|POLITICAL INTEREST||POLITICAL PARTIES||PREGNANCY|
|PRIVATE PENSIONS||PRIVATE SECTOR||PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS|
|PUBLIC HOUSES||PUBLIC SECTOR||QUALIFICATIONS|
|QUALITY OF LIFE||RECREATIONAL EDUCATION||RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION|
|RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE||RELIGIOUS GROUPS||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY||RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES||RESTAURANTS|
|SAVINGS ACCOUNTS AND PRODUCTS||SAVINGS||SCOTTISH CERTIFICATE OF SIXTH YEAR STUDIES|
|SICK PAY||SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS||SKIN DISEASES|
|SOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)||SOCIAL ATTITUDES||SOCIAL CAPITAL|
|SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL INTERACTION||SOCIAL PARTICIPATION|
|SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL SKILLS||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||SPINAL DISORDERS||SPORT SPECTATORSHIP|
|SPORTS CLUBS||SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||SPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENT|
|SPOUSE'S SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||SPOUSES||SQUATS|
|STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT||STOMACH DISORDERS|
|STRESS (PSYCHOLOGICAL)||SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT||SUPERVISORY STATUS|
|SYMPTOMS||TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS||TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT|
|THEATRE ATTENDANCE||TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP||TRAINING|
|UNEARNED INCOME||UNEMPLOYMENT||UROGENITAL DISORDERS|
|VASCULAR DISEASES||VISION IMPAIRMENTS||VISITS (PERSONAL)|
|VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES||VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS||VOLUNTARY WORK|
|VOTING BEHAVIOUR||WAGES||WEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)|
|WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS||WORK-LIFE BALANCE|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||17 March 2009|
|Latest edition:||16 October 2012 (3rd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Copyright Centre for Longitudinal Studies|
The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
|Contact:||Get in touch|
|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|CLS Confidentiality and Security Review||cls_confidentiality_and_data_security_review.pdf||49|
|NCDS8 Mainstage Questionnaire||ncds8_final_mainstage_documentation.pdf||2514|
|NCDS8 Self-Completion Questionnaire||ncds_2008-9_self_completion_questionnaire.pdf||761|
|NCDS8 Technical Report||ncds_2008_technical_report.pdf||1104|
|NCDS8 Technical Report Appendices||ncds_2008_technical_report_appendices.pdf||9747|
|NCDS8 User Guide to the Dataset||ncds_2008_user_guide_to_the_dataset.pdf||876|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6137_Information.htm||28|
By principal investigator(s):
A searchable bibliography may be found on the Publications page of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.
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Steele, F. et al. (2005) 'Changes in the relationship between the outcomes of cohabiting partnerships and fertility among young British women: evidence from the 1958 and 1970 Birth Cohort Studies', paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Philadelphia, 2005.
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