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|Title:||Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016: Secure Access|
|Alternative title:||First Longitudinal Study of Young People in England; LSYPE1|
|Series:||Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE1)) [Next Steps, 2004- : Secure Access]|
|Depositor:||University College London. UCL Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies|
University College London. UCL Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
NatCen Social Research
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||Prior to 2013, the study was sponsored by the Department for Education, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for Work and Pensions. The Principal Investigators of the study before 2013 were the Department for Education and NatCen Social Research, with fieldwork conducted by BMRB Social Research, GfK NOP and Ipsos MORI. From 2013 onwards, Next Steps has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is responsible for the study and data collection at sweep 8 is conducted by NatCen Social Research.|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.Next Steps, previously known as the 'Longitudinal Study of Young People in England' (LSYPE1), follows the lives of around 16,000 people born in 1989-90 in England. There have been eight sweeps of the study so far, between 2004 and 2016.
The study began in 2004 and included young people in Year 9 who attended state and independent schools in England. Following the initial survey at age 13-14, the cohort members were interviewed every year until 2010, when they were aged 19-20, to map their journeys from compulsory schooling to university, training and, ultimately, entry into the labour market. The survey over the past seven sweeps (2004-2010) has thus mainly focused on the educational and early labour market experiences of young people, but also included diverse information on aspects of their lives including social participation and attitudes, risky-, crime- and anti-social behaviours, health and wellbeing, family formation, and aspirations for the future. The survey data has also been linked to the National Pupil Database (NPD) records, including cohort members' individual scores at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4.
Interviews for the first four sweeps were conducted face-to-face, and young people were interviewed along with their parents. At Sweeps 5 to 7, a mixed mode approach was introduced and respondents – the young person only - could complete the interview online, over the telephone, or face-to-face.
The first seven sweeps of the study (2004-2010) were funded and managed by the Department for Education (DfE). In 2013 the management of Next Steps was transferred to the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the UCL Institute of Education. Further information for the first seven sweeps may be found on the DfE iLSYPE webpage and in the documentation accompanying the data deposit.
In 2015 Next Steps was restarted, under the management of CLS, to find out how the lives of the cohort members have turned out at age 25. The eighth sweep of the study took place between August 2015 and September 2016 with the fieldwork carried out by NatCen Social Research. The Next Steps age 25 survey was aimed at increasing the understanding of the lives of the young adults growing up today, and in particular the transitions out of education and into early adult life. It maintained the strong focus on education, but the content was broadened to become a more multi-disciplinary research resource. Data was collected about cohort members' education and job training, employment and economic circumstances, housing and family life, physical and emotional health, and identity and participation. A wide range of administrative data linkage consents were collected covering health, education, economics and criminal behaviour. The collection of the data involved a sequential mixed-mode design. Participants were first invited to participate online, non-responders were then contacted by telephone and face-to-face interview afterwards.
The age 25 survey sample design comprised contacting all cohort members who had ever taken part in any of the previous sweeps of the study (except those who had given a clear refusal or are ineligible). Further information for Sweep 8 of Next Steps may be found on the CLS website.
Secure Access datasets:
Secure Access versions of Next Steps have more restrictive access conditions than versions available under the standard End User Licence (see 'Access' section below).
Secure Access versions of the Next Steps include:
All serial numbers used to uniquely identify individuals, attached to data from the Next Steps cohort study, have been changed (third edition, June 2017). This change of serial numbers applies to all datasets from this cohort study (sweeps 1-8) that are deposited at the UK Data Archive. It also applies to the linked NPD data and all other Next Steps data available under Secure Access. The change has been made to improve the security of the data and increase safeguards on the confidentiality of cohort members; see the study document 'Notification of Change of Serial Numbers'.
The Secure Access version of the study includes sensitive variables covering the following topics:
The majority of pupils sampled from maintained schools have been linked to their National Pupil Database (NPD) records. The NPD data under Secure Access includes:
The School Level Data file contains information about the school each cohort member attended at the sampling stage and where linked to the NPD, information about the primary school attended at Key Stage 2:
|Dates of fieldwork:||2004 - 2016|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
The study population consists of young people who were in Year 9 in English state and independent schools and pupil referral units in February 2004. Cohort members were born between 1st September 1989 and 31st August 1990.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for further details.
|Number of units:||15,770 households were included at Sweep 1. At Sweep 4, 352 ethnic boost interviews were added, taking the total number of cohort members who had taken part to 16,122. Interviews were achieved with 7,707 cohort members at Sweep 8. See documentation for further details.|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Telephone interview; Self-completion
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT||ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT||ACCOUNTING|
|ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS|
|ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||AGE||AGE|
|ATTENDANCE||ATTENDANCE||BIRTH CONTROL METHODS|
|BIRTH WEIGHT||BONUS PAYMENTS||BULLYING|
|BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COUNCIL AWARDS||CAREERS GUIDANCE||CARERS' BENEFITS|
|CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION||CERTIFICATE OF SIXTH YEAR STUDIES||CHILD BEHAVIOUR|
|CHILD CARE||CHILD DAY CARE||CHILDBIRTH|
|CHILDREN IN CARE||CHILDREN||CHILDREN|
|CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON INSTITUTE AWARDS||CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS||COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS|
|COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS||COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION||COOKING SKILLS|
|DISABILITIES||DRIVING LICENCES||DRUG ABUSE|
|ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL ADMISSION||EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE||EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES||EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES|
|EDUCATIONAL COURSES||EDUCATIONAL COURSES||EDUCATIONAL FEES|
|EDUCATIONAL FEES||EDUCATIONAL GRANTS||EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS|
|EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS||EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES||EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES|
|EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS||EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS||EDUCATIONAL STATUS|
|EDUCATIONAL STATUS||EDUCATIONAL TESTS||EDUCATIONAL TESTS|
|ENGLAND||ENGLISH (LANGUAGE)||ENGLISH (LANGUAGE)|
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION||ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION||ETHNIC GROUPS|
|FAMILY BENEFITS||FIELDS OF STUDY||FURTHER EDUCATION|
|FURTHER EDUCATION||GAP YEAR||GENDER|
|GENDER||GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION||GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|GENERAL NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION||GENERAL NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION||HAIRDRESSING AND BEAUTY SERVICES EDUCATION|
|HEALTH EDUCATION||HIGHER EDUCATION||HIGHER EDUCATION|
|HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA||HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA||HOURS OF WORK|
|HOUSEHOLDS||HOUSING BENEFITS||HOUSING TENURE|
|JOB HUNTING||JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCE||KEY SKILLS|
|LANGUAGES USED AT HOME||LITERACY AND NUMERACY EDUCATION||LOCAL TAX BENEFITS|
|MANAGEMENT TRAINING||MARITAL STATUS||MATERNITY BENEFITS|
|MATERNITY PAY||MATHEMATICS EDUCATION||MATHEMATICS EDUCATION|
|MEDICAL CARE||MENTAL DISORDERS||MISCARRIAGE|
|NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION||NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION||NURSING EDUCATION|
|OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS||OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS||OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING|
|OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING||OCCUPATIONS||OLD AGE BENEFITS|
|ORDINARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||ORDINARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||ORDINARY NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA|
|PENSIONS||PLACE OF BIRTH||PLACE OF BIRTH|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE||PREGNANCY||PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION|
|PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION||PRIVATE EDUCATION||PRIVATE EDUCATION|
|PRIVATE SCHOOLS||PRIVATE SCHOOLS||QUALIFICATIONS|
|QUALIFICATIONS||READING (ACTIVITY)||READING (ACTIVITY)|
|RENTED ACCOMMODATION||RENTS||SCHOOL DISCIPLINE|
|SCHOOL DISCIPLINE||SCHOOL-LEAVING GUIDANCE||SCHOOL-LEAVING GUIDANCE|
|SCHOOLTEACHERS||SCIENCE EDUCATION||SCIENCE EDUCATION|
|SCOTTISH CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION||SECONDARY EDUCATION||SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVING||SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVING||SELECTIVE SCHOOLS|
|SELECTIVE SCHOOLS||SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR||SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES|
|SICK PAY||SICKNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL FUND|
|SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION||SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION|
|SPORTS FACILITIES||SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS|
|STATE SCHOOLS||STATE SCHOOLS||STUDENT LOANS|
|TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS||TERTIARY EDUCATION (SECOND STAGE)||TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO WORK|
|TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO WORK||UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS||UNEMPLOYMENT|
|UNIVERSITY COURSES||UNIVERSITY COURSES||UPPER SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|UPPER SECONDARY EDUCATION||VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES||VOCATIONAL EDUCATION|
|VOCATIONAL EDUCATION||WAGES||YOUTH TRAINING CERTIFICATE|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||26 October 2012|
|Latest edition:||28 June 2017 (3rd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Copyright Centre for Longitudinal Studies|
Registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor will be informed about usage. Controlled data requirements and conditions also apply. Further information is available from Access to the Secure Lab. In addition, the Service is required to request explicit permission from the data owner prior to providing the researcher with access to the data.
Available to UK HE/FE applicants only.
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|UK Data Archive Data Dictionary (all files)||7104_codebook.xls||2244|
|Notification of Change of Serial Numbers||7104notification_of_change_of_serial_numbers_next_steps_may2017.pdf||165|
|Removing NPD data information||7104removing_data_where_respondents_dropped_out.pdf||373|
|Wave 5 documentation||7104wave_five_documentation.pdf||2670|
|Wave 4 documentation||7104wave_four_documentation.pdf||2145|
|Wave 1 documentation||7104wave_one_documentation.pdf||1410|
|Wave 7 documentation||7104wave_seven_documentation.pdf||2401|
|Wave 6 documentation||7104wave_six_documentation.pdf||2009|
|Wave 3 documentation||7104wave_three_documentation.pdf||2191|
|Wave 2 documentation||7104wave_two_documentation.pdf||4195|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_7104_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Lasher, S., and Baker, C. (2015) Bullying: evidence from the longitudinal study of young people in England 2, wave 2, Research Brief, Department for Education. Retrieved December 7, 2015 from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/476311/Bullying_evidence_from_the_longitudinal_study_of_young_people_in_England_2__wave_2_brief.pdf
Baker, C., et al. (2014) Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 1, Research Report, Department for Education. Retrieved December 7, 2015 from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/374649/RR388_-_Longitudinal_study_of_young_people_in_England_cohort_2__wave_1.pdf
Department for Education (2011) Youth Cohort Study and Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: the activities and experiences of 19 year olds: England 2010, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b001014/index.shtml
Department for Education (2011) Understanding vulnerable young people: analysis from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/RSG/AllRsgPublications/Page1/DFE-RR118
Department for Education (2010) Young people and community cohesion: analysis from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) – Brief, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DFE-RB033
Department for Education (2010) Youth Cohort Study and Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: the activities and experiences of 18 year olds: England 2009, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b000937/index.shtml
Department for Education (2010) Young people's alcohol consumption and its relationship to other outcomes and behaviour, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/RSG/Alcoholdrugssubstancemisuse/Page1/DFE-RR005
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009) Disengagement from Education among 14-16 year olds, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/RSG/NEET/Page2/DCSF-RR178
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009) The characteristics of bullying victims in schools, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/RSG/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-RBX-09-14
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009) Youth Cohort Study and Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: the activities and experiences of 17 year olds: England 2008, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b000850/index.shtml
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009) Drivers and barriers to educational success - evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-RR102
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009) A strategy for handling missing data in the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-RW086
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2008) Youth Cohort Study and Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: the activities and experiences of 16 year olds: England 2007, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SBU/b000795/index.shtml
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2008) Minority ethnic pupils in the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: extension report on performance in public examinations at age 16, Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-RR029
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2007) Minority ethnic pupils in the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), Sheffield: Department for Education. Retrieved December 20, 2011 from https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-RR002
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Hagger-Johnson, G., Bewick, B.M., Conner, M., O'Connor, D., and Shickle, D. (2012) 'School-related conscientiousness, alcohol drinking, and cigarette smoking in a representative sample of english school pupils', British Journal of Health Psychology, 17(3), pp.644-65.
Hagger-Johnson, G., Bell, S., Britton, A., Cable, N., Conner, M., O'Connor, D.B., Shickle, D., Shelton, N., and Bewick, B. M. (2013) 'Cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking in a representative sample of English school pupils: cross-sectional and longitudinal associations', Preventive Medicine, 56(5), pp.304-08. Crawford, C., Dearden, L. and Greaves, E. (2013) The impact of age within academic year on adult outcomes, IFS Working Papers, W13/07, May. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. doi: 10.1920/wp.ifs.2013.1307. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/wps/wp201307.pdf
Hagger-Johnson, G., Taibjee, R., Semlyen, J., Fitchie, I., Fish, J., Meads, C. and Varney, J. (2013) 'Sexual orientation identity in relation to smoking history and alcohol use at age 18/19: cross-sectional associations from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE)', BMJ Open, 3(8), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002810
Benton, T. (2013) 'Examining the impact of tiered examinations on the aspirations of young people', Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Brighton, September 2013.
Benton. T. (2014) 'Examining the impact of entry level qualifications on educational aspirations', Educational Research, 53(6), pp.259-276. Retrieved January 8, 2015, from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00131881.2014.934552 Bernardi, F. and Grätz, M. (2015) 'Making up for an unlucky month of birth in school: causal evidence on the compensatory advantage of family background in England', Sociological Science, 2, pp.235-251.
Bowe, A. G. (2015)'Exploring social and psycho-social factors that might help explain the Afro-Caribbean boy underachievement in England', International Journal of Educational Development, 42, pp.73-84.
Bowe, A. G. (2015) 'Risky behavior among Black Caribbean and Black African adolescents in England: how do they compare?', Ethnicity and Health, published online 9 June 2015. doi:10.1080/13557858.2015.1041458
Stockfelt, S. (2017) 'Ethnic variation in higher education participation amongst males in the UK: the mediating effects of attitudes and prior attainment', Studies in Higher Education, published online 21 February 2017. doi:10.1080/03075079.2017.1290061