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National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study Educational Qualifications Histories, 1981-2009

Title details

SN: 8127
Title: National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study Educational Qualifications Histories, 1981-2009
Alternative title: NCDS;BCS70
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-8127-1
Series: 1970 British Cohort Study [National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70): Combined Studies]
Depositor: Bukodi, E., University of Oxford. Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Principal investigator(s): Bukodi, E., University of Oxford. Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Original data producer(s): University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: ES/I038187/1

Citation

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Bukodi, E. (2017). National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study Educational Qualifications Histories, 1981-2009. [data collection]. University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies, [original data producer(s)]. UK Data Service. SN: 8127, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8127-1

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Subject Categories

Education history - History
General - Education

Abstract

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The National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study Educational Qualifications Histories, 1981-2009 provides a continuous and comprehensive account of National Child Development Study (NCDS) and 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) cohort members' educational qualifications histories between the ages of 16 and 38. The two data-sets are fully harmonised, which facilitates cross-cohort comparison.

The main objectives of the project from which this study has originated were twofold: (i) to examine the importance of education, relative to that of other factors, in determining individuals' chances of social mobility in Britain over recent decades; (ii) to investigate the social processes through which education actually impacts on mobility chances. More information about this project can be found on its Gateway to Research page.

Main Topics:
This study includes two datasets, one derived from the BCS70 and one the other one from the NCDS. Both are providing detailed information on the following: cohort members' sex; date and age cohort members left full-time education; type, year and date of academic qualification; highest academic qualification attained; type, year and date of occupational qualification; highest vocational qualification attained; type, year and date of vocational / occupational (combined) qualification attained; highest (academic and vocational combined) qualification obtained.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: March 2012 - November 2015
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Universe: National
People in Great Britain born in one particular week in 1958 (NCDS) or 1970 (BCS).
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: 14,637 cases in NCDS dataset and 13,045 cases in the BCS70 dataset
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
See NCDS and BCS70 documentation for the original methods of data collection
Weighting: No weighting used
Data sources: The variables contained by the datasets have been derived from NCDS and BCS70. See the series pages for more details about each study.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 16 January 2017
Copyright: Copyright E. Bukodi. Copyright of original NCDS and BCS70 data remains with the Centre for Longitudinal Studies.
Access conditions: 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 for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Detailed List of Variables: BCS70 8127_bcs70_detailedlist_variables.pdf 245
Reconciling Highest Qualification Variables in the BCS70 8127_data_note_reconciling_bcs70.pdf 823
Detailed List of Variables: NCDS 8127_ncds_variables_detailedlist.pdf 243
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_8127_Information.htm 6
READ File read8127.htm 10
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Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Bukodi, E. and Goldthorpe, J. H. (2012) 'Decomposing 'social origins': the effects of parents' class, status, and education on the educational attainment of their children', European Sociological Review 29.5: 1024-1039. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcs079

Bukodi, E., Erikson, R. and Goldthorpe, J. H. (2014) 'The effects of social origins and cognitive ability on educational attainment: evidence from Britain and Sweden', Acta Sociologica, 57.4: 293-310. doi: 10.1177/0001699314543803

Bukodi, E., Goldthorpe, J. H., Waller, L. and Kuha, J. (2015) 'The mobility problem in Britain: new findings from the analysis of birth cohort data', The British Journal of Sociology, 66: 93–117. doi: 10.1111/1468-4446.12096

Bukodi, E. and Goldthorpe, J. H. (2016) 'Educational attainment - relative or absolute - As a mediator of intergenerational class mobility in Britain', Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 43.4: 5-15. doi: 10.1016/j.rssm.2015.01.003

Bukodi, E., Goldthorpe, J. H., and Kuha, J. (2016) 'The pattern of social fluidity within the British class structure: a topological model', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/rssa.12234 (p)

Bukodi, E., Goldthorpe, J. H., Halpin, B. and Waller, L. (2016) 'Is education now class destiny? Class histories across three British birth cohorts', European Sociological Review 32.6: 835-849. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcw041

Bukodi, E. (2016) 'Cumulative inequalities over the life-course: life-long learning and social mobility in Britain', Journal of Social Policy pp. 1-38. doi: 10.1017/S0047279416000635

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