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|Title:||National Child Development Study: Sweep 4 Feasibility Study and Tobacco Research Council Study, 1978|
|Series:||National Child Development Study [National Child Development Study, 1958-]|
|Depositor:||National Children's Bureau|
National Children's Bureau
NOP Market Research Limited
Tobacco Research Council
Department of the Environment
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The National Child Development Study (NCDS) originated in the Perinatal Mortality Survey (see SN 5565), which examined social and obstetric factors associated with still birth and infant mortality among over 17,000 babies born in Britain in one week in March 1958. Surviving members of this birth cohort have been surveyed on eight further occasions in order to monitor their changing health, education, social and economic circumstances - in 1965 at age 7, 1969 at age 11, 1974 at age 16 (the first three sweeps are also held under SN 5565), 1981 (age 23 - SN 5566), 1991 (age 33 - SN 5567), 1999/2000 (age 41/2 - SN 5578), 2004-2005 (age 46/47 - SN 5579), 2008-2009 (age 50 - SN 6137) and 2013 (age 55 - SN 7669).
There have also been surveys of sub-samples of the cohort, the most recent occurring in 1995 (age 37), when a 10% representative sub-sample was assessed for difficulties with basic skills (SN 4992). Finally, during 2002-2004, 9,340 NCDS cohort members participated in a bio-medical survey, carried out by qualified nurses (SN 5594, available under more restrictive Special Licence access conditions; see catalogue record for details). The bio-medical survey did not cover any of the topics included in the 2004/2005 survey. Further NCDS data separate to the main surveys include a response and deaths dataset, parent migration studies, employment, activity and partnership histories, behavioural studies and essays - see the NCDS series page for details.
Further information about the NCDS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.
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|The NCDS Sweep 4 Feasibility Study and Tobacco Research Council Study, 1978 helped fill a seven-year gap between NCDS3 at age 16 and NCDS4 at age 23. For full details of the National Child Development Study see GN 33004.
Users should note that although this data is based on the NCDS cohort, there is no linking variable between this data and the NCDS data. For details of the main NCDS see GN 33004.
|Dates of fieldwork:||1978|
No information recorded
All children in England, Scotland and Wales born during one particular week in 1958.
No sampling (total universe)
|Number of units:||800 (obtained);A further sample of 201 respondents were sent the TRC Smoking Questionnaire|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Postal survey
The feasibility study was conducted using face-to-face interviews, whereas the TRC study used a postal self-completion questionnaire.
|Weighting:||No weighting used|
|EDUCATIONAL COURSES||EMPLOYEES||EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES|
|EMPLOYMENT||EVALUATION OF EDUCATION||EXPENDITURE|
|FINANCIAL SUPPORT||FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT||GREAT BRITAIN|
|HOME BUYING||HOME OWNERSHIP||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSING FACILITIES||HOUSING FINANCE||HOUSING NEEDS|
|JOB CHANGING||JOB DESCRIPTION||JOB HUNTING|
|JOB SATISFACTION||JOB VACANCIES||LANDLORDS|
|PARENTS||PATIENTS||PLACE OF RESIDENCE|
|REBATES||RENTED ACCOMMODATION||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY|
|RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES||ROOMS||SAVINGS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||01 January 1984|
|Copyright:||Copyright Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Bedford Group, Institute of Education, University of London|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_2025_Information.htm||6|
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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Fogelman, K. (1985) After school: the education and training experiences of the 1958 cohort, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 3, December.
Power, G. (1985) A longitudinal study of alcohol consumption amongst young adults in Britain I: alcohol consumption and associated factors in young adults in Britain, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 4, December.
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