Series

UK Data Service series record for:

Longitudinal Study of Young People in England

Series abstract

The Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), also known as Next Steps, commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), is a major panel study of young people. The study began in 2004, when its sample of young people were aged between 13 and 14. The LSYPE is one of the main information sources for the formation and appraisal of policies relating to young people and will continue to be so for at least the next 10 years. The baseline data will be used to monitor the progress of the cohort group, evaluate the success of policies aimed at this group and provide an evidence base for further policy development.

Data access

GN 33369  |  Longitudinal Study of Young People in England

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5545 Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Waves One to Seven, 2004-2010
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GN 33453  |  Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Waves One to Seven, 2004-: Secure Data Service Access

SNStudy DescriptionExplore OnlineDownload / Order  
7104 Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Waves One to Seven, 2004-2010: Secure Access -
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FAQ

What is the main objective of the LSYPE?

The main role of the study is to identify, and enable analysis and understanding of, the key factors affecting young people's progress in transition from the later years of compulsory education, through any subsequent education or training, to entry into the labour market or other outcomes. Data from the study will be used, among other things, to monitor the progress of the cohort group, evaluate the success or otherwise of policy aimed at this group and provide an evidence base for further policy development.

How often are people interviewed for the survey and who is interviewed?

Interviewees are young people in Year 9 (or equivalent) in schools in England in February 2004 (born between 1 September 1989 and 31 August 1990) and their parents or carers. Interviews are conducted annually.

What formats are the data available in?

The data are available in SPSS, Stata, and ASCII tab-delimited formats and can also be requested in other formats, such as SAS.

What is the most detailed regional level I can analyse the data at?

For information on the availability of geographical variables for each of the major ESDS Longitudinal studies, see Geography variables.

Before I order, how do I find out what questions/variables are included?

Variable lists and PDF user guides (including questionnaires) are freely available via Longitudinal Study of Young People in England dataset.

When are future waves/sweeps likely to be made available?

Data are expected to be deposited on an annual basis, within 12 months of the end of the fieldwork for each wave.

Related studies:

Longitudinal Study of Young People in England; Wave 1, 2004: Teaching Dataset (SN 5677)
Statistical Regression Methods in Education Teaching Datasets: Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, 2004-2006 (SN 6660)

Related case studies:

Can conscientiousness predict drinking and smoking behaviours?
When is a school considered educationally disadvantaged?
Children with psychological distress are more likely to become unemployed
Using data in practice and in theory

Related support guides:

Alcohol Use in Youth (Survey Question Bank Topic Overview 3)
Search for variables and questions from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England.

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