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Millennium Cohort Study: Second Survey, 2003-2005

Title details

SN: 5350
Title: Millennium Cohort Study: Second Survey, 2003-2005
Alternative title: MCS2
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5350-4
Series: Millennium Cohort Study [Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-]
Depositor: University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Principal investigator(s): University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Data collector(s): NOP Research Group
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Department for Education and Skills
Department of Health
Department for Work and Pensions
Northern Ireland Executive
Office for National Statistics
Scottish Government
National Assembly for Wales
International Centre for Child Studies
Cabinet Office. Children and Young People's Unit
University of London. Birkbeck College. National Evaluation of Sure Start
Grant number: H567255001
Other acknowledgements: The Information Centre, Newcastle, Analytic and Services Branch, Department for Work and Pensions (formerly Department of Social Security) who: identified the main Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) sample from Child Benefit records, and ran an opt-out exercise for MCS1; provided a similar service to enable the inclusion in MCS2 of 'new families' (eligible for inclusion in MCS1 but not identfied in the records until after the completion of the first survey); and assisted with tracing families who had moved, for both MCS1 and MCS2.

Members of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) funding consortium provided advice as well as funding.

Individual academic advisers:
Specialist advisers: Julia Brannen, Tim Cole, Leon Feinstein, Charlie Owen.
Members of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) internal team: Neville Butler, John Bynner, Elsa Ferri, Ian Plewis, Peter Shepherd and Kate Smith.

Collaborators on the MCS included: Mel Bartley, Helen Bedford, Dermot Bowler, Leslie Davidson, Carol Dezateux, Harvey Goldstein, Kath Kiernan, Yvonne Kelly, Michael Marmot, Barbara Maughan, Alison McFarlane, Catherine Peckham, Chris Power, Ingrid Schoon and Marjorie Smith.

Members of the Millennium Cohort Study Advisory Group, for advice on the form and content of MCS1, MCS2, MCS3, MCS4 and MCS5.

Citation

The citation for this study is:

University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies. (2017). Millennium Cohort Study: Second Survey, 2003-2005. [data collection]. 9th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 5350, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5350-4

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Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings

Abstract

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Background:
The original objectives of the first MCS survey, as laid down in the proposal to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in March 2000, were:
  • to chart the initial conditions of social, economic and health advantages and disadvantages facing children born at the start of the 21st century, capturing information that the research community of the future will require
  • to provide a basis for comparing patterns of development with the preceding cohorts (the National Child Development Study, held at the UK Data Archive under GN 33004, and the 1970 Birth Cohort Study, held under GN 33229)
  • to collect information on previously neglected topics, such as fathers' involvement in children's care and development
  • to focus on parents as the most immediate elements of the children's 'background', charting their experience as mothers and fathers of newborn babies in the year 2000, recording how they (and any other children in the family) adapted to the newcomer, and what their aspirations for her/his future may be
  • to emphasise intergenerational links including those back to the parents' own childhood
  • to investigate the wider social ecology of the family, including social networks, civic engagement and community facilities and services, splicing in geo-coded data when available
Additional objectives subsequently included for MCS were:
  • to provide control cases for the national evaluation of Sure Start (a government programme intended to alleviate child poverty and social exclusion)
  • to provide samples of adequate size to analyse and compare the smaller countries of the United Kingdom
The first sweep (MCS1) interviewed both mothers and (where resident) fathers (or father-figures) of infants included in the sample when the babies were nine months old, and the second sweep (MCS2) was carried out with the same respondents when the children were three years of age. The third sweep (MCS3) was conducted in 2006, when the children were aged five years old, the fourth sweep (MCS4) in 2008, when they were seven years old, and the fifth sweep (MCS5) in 2012-2013, when they were eleven years old.

Sub-sample studies:
Some studies based on sub-samples of MCS have also been conducted, including a study of MCS respondent mothers who had received assisted fertility treatment, conducted in 2003 (see SN 5559). Also, birth registration and maternity hospital episodes for the MCS respondents are held as a separate dataset (see SN 5614).

Weighting:
Users should note that the weighting section in the 'Guide to the Datasets' document recommends analysis in Stata, as SPSS is not currently able to weight the data using the survey design factors. The depositor is working on a solution for SPSS, but this is not yet available. A Stata version of the dataset is available for download by registered users, alongside the SPSS and tab-delimited versions.

MCS web pages:
Further information about the MCS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.

Further objectives for MCS2 were as follows:
  • to chart continuity and change since the age of nine months in the child's family and parenting environment
  • to chart the child's transitions and adaptations to settings and relationships outside the immediate home and family
  • to assess key aspects of the child's physical, cognitive, social and emotional development
  • to maximise longitudinal potential for predicting and explaining future development
  • to 'recapture' information not collected at the first sweep
Latest edition:
For the 9th edition (March 2017), the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) variables in the geographically-linked file have been updated to correct errors.

May 2017: The longitudinal family file is now available separately under SN 8172.
Main Topics:
Information was gathered from the cohort members' parents or guardians by Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) interview, a Computer Aided Self-completion Interview (CASI), and a self-completion questionnaire. In addition there were four assessments of the cohort child.

The Main Respondent questionnaire included a 'Household Module' covering the parental situation, parenting activities, child's health, child care, grandparents and friends, parents' health, self-completion questions, employment, income and education, housing and local area, other matters, employment history and new families.

The Partner Respondent questionnaire included questions on the parental situation, parenting activities, grandparents and friends, parents' health, and self-completion questions on employment, employment history, income and education.

The questionnaire given to proxy respondents covered the parental situation, grandparents and friends and parents' health.

The Child Assessments conducted included British Ability Scales, the Braken Basic Concept Scale, height and weight.

An older sibling self-completion questionnaire was also used where appropriate. Users should note that the MCS2 dataset currently includes data from the Main Questionnaire, longitudinal data files covering Household Grid and Family Level Information for linkage between MCS1 (held under SN 4683) and MCS2, and CAPI documentation for the Main, Partner and Proxy Respondents only.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: Fieldwork started in September 2003 in England and Wales, December 2003 in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and finished in all locations in April 2005.
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Countries
Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
The sample population for MCS was drawn from all live births in the United Kingdom over 12 months (from 1 September 2000 in England and Wales and for 59 weeks from 22 November 2000 in Scotland and Northern Ireland).
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Six waves have been conducted to date: MCS1 (age 9 months), MCS2 (age 3 years), MCS3 (age 5 years), MCS4 (age 7 years), MCS5 (age 11 years) and MCS6 (age 14 years)
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for details.
Number of units: 15,511 cases
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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ACCIDENTSAGEALCOHOL USE
ALLERGIESANTENATAL CAREASTHMA
ATTITUDESBACK PAINBANK ACCOUNTS
BIRTH RECORDSBOTTLE-FEEDINGBREAST-FEEDING
BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIESBRONCHITISCANCER
CENTRAL GOVERNMENTCHILD BEHAVIOURCHILD CARE
CHILD DAY CARECHILD NUTRITIONCHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS
CHILDRENCOHABITATIONCOMMUNITIES
COMPUTERSCONSUMER GOODSCOSTS
CRIMINAL DAMAGEDEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDELIVERY (PREGNANCY)
DEPRESSIONDERMATITISDIABETES
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERSDIVORCEDOMESTIC APPLIANCES
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESDOMESTIC SERVICESDOMESTIC VIOLENCE
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
EMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT HISTORY
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATIONEPILEPSYETHNIC GROUPS
FAMILIESFAMILY DISORGANIZATIONFAMILY PLANNING
FATHERSFATIGUE (PHYSIOLOGY)FERTILITY TREATMENT
FINANCIAL RESOURCESFINANCIAL SUPPORTFOSTER CHILDREN
FOSTER PARENTSFRIENDSGENDER
GRANDPARENTSHAPPINESSHEALTH
HEARING IMPAIRMENTSHEARING TESTSHEATING SYSTEMS
HEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)HOME OWNERSHIPHOMELESSNESS
HOSPITALIZATIONHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSING CONDITIONSHOUSINGILL HEALTH
IMMUNIZATIONINCOMEINFANTS
INJURIESINTERNETINTERPERSONAL CONFLICT
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSLANGUAGES USED AT HOMELITERACY
MARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUSMARRIAGE
MATERNITY LEAVEMATERNITY PAYMEDICAL CARE
MIDWIVESMIGRAINESMIXED MARRIAGES
MOTHERSMOTOR VEHICLESNATIONAL ELECTIONS
NEIGHBOURSNEONATAL DEATHSNEWSPAPER READERSHIP
NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICAL PARTIESNUMERACYONE-PARENT FAMILIES
OPEN SPACES AND RECREATIONAL AREASOVERTIMEPARENT PARTICIPATION
PARENTAL ROLEPARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARENTS
PATERNITY LEAVEPERSONAL CONTACTPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCE
POLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL PARTIESPREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS
PREGNANCYPRIVATE GARDENSPUBLIC TRANSPORT
QUALIFICATIONSRACIAL CONFLICTREADING (ACTIVITY)
REFUSERELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE
RELIGIOUS CONFLICTRENTED ACCOMMODATIONRESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYROOMSSAFETY EQUIPMENT
SAVINGSSELF-EMPLOYEDSELF-ESTEEM
SHOPSSMOKINGSOCIAL ATTITUDES
SOCIAL PROGRAMMESSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SUPPORT
SPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYSPOUSE'S EMPLOYMENTSPOUSES
SUPERVISORY STATUSTAX RELIEFTELEPHONES
TEMPORARY HOUSINGTIMETOLERANCE
UNITED KINGDOMVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING
WAGESWEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)WIDOWED
WORKING MOTHERS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 11 May 2006
Latest edition: 14 March 2017 (9th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright University of London. 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 of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Changes to MCS2 Dataset November 2007 changes_to_mcs2_dataset_november_2007.pdf 181
CLS Confidentiality and Data Security Review cls_confidentiality_and_data_security_review.pdf 40
MCS2 CAPI Questionnaire Child Measurements mcs2_capi_questionnaire_child_measurements.pdf 147
MCS2 CAPI Questionnaire Documentation November 2007 mcs2_capi_questionnaire_documentation_november_2007.pdf 2112
MCS2 Derived Variables mcs2_derived_variables.pdf 514
MCS2 Neighbourhood Assessment Form mcs2_neighbourhood_assessment_form.pdf 31
MCS2 Older Siblings Self-completion Form June 2006 mcs2_older_siblings_self_completion_june_2006.pdf 45
MCS2 Oral Fluid Data Collection mcs2_oral_fluid_data_collection.pdf 924
MCS2 Technical Report on Fieldwork mcs2_technical_report_on_fieldwork_nop_2006.pdf 666
MCS2 Technical Report on Fieldwork Appendices mcs2_technical_report_on_fieldwork_nop_appendices_2006.pdf 6801
MCS Guide to the Datasets mcs_guide_to_the_datasets_102012.pdf 1135
MCS Technical Report on Response June 2006 mcs_technical_report_on_response_june_2006_v1_0.pdf 73
MCS Technical Report on Sampling Fourth Edition mcs_technical_report_on_sampling_4th_edition.pdf 694
SOC2000 codes (for reference only) soc2000.pdf 84
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5350_Information.htm 7
READ File read5350.htm 11
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Related studies:

  Millennium Cohort Study: First Survey, 2001-2003 (SN 4683)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Survey of Mothers who Received Assisted Fertility Treatment, 2003 (SN 5559)
  Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-2003: Birth Registration and Maternity Hospital Episode Data (SN 5614)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Third Survey, 2006 (SN 5795)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Fourth Survey, 2008 (SN 6411)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Third Survey, Teacher Survey and Foundation Stage Profile, 2006 (SN 6847)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Fourth Survey, Teacher Survey, 2008 (SN 6848)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Second Survey, 2003-2005: Oral Fluid Collection Bioassay Data (SN 6993)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Fourth Survey, Physical Activity Data, 2008 (SN 7238)
  Millennium Cohort Study: First Survey, Health Visitor Survey, 2002-2003 (SN 7261)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Fifth Survey, 2012 (SN 7464)
  Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-6, 2001-2015: Linked to MEDIx Air Pollution Deciles (SN 8153)
  Millennium Cohort Study, Sweeps 1-5, 2001-2012: Linked to Green Space Deciles at LSOA (England) and Ward Level (UK) (SN 8154)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Sixth Survey, 2015 (SN 8156)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Longitudinal Family File, 2001-2015 (SN 8172)
  Millennium Cohort Study: Third Survey, 2006: Banded Distances to Current, First, Second, and Third Choice Schools (SN 8240)
  Ethnicity Coding for the Millennium Cohort Study, First Survey, 2001-2003 (SN 6073)

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The effect of infertility and its treatment on child health and development
Does premature birth affect a child's long-term health or development?
What predicts our level of well-being?
Parenting and contact before and after separation

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Publications based on the MCS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Waldfogel, J. (2004) Social mobility, life chances and the early years, CASEpaper 88, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.

McKay, S. (2004) 'Charting change in the devolved administrations: assessing the evidence base', Benefits, 12, pp.183-191.

Rowlingson, K. and McKay, S. (2005) 'Lone motherhood and socio-economic disadvantage: insights from quantitative and qualitative evidence', Sociological Review, 53(1), pp. 30-49.

Kiernan, K. (2005) Non-residential fatherhood and child involvement: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study, CASEpaper 100, STICERD, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.

Kiernan, K. and Pickett, K. (2006) 'Marital status disparities in maternal smoking during pregnancy, breastfeeding and maternal depression', Social Science and Medicine, 63, pp.335-346.

Kiernan, K.E. and Huerta, M.C. (2008) 'Economic deprivation, maternal depression, parenting and children's cognitive and emotional development in early childhood' British Journal of Sociology, December, 59(4), pp.781-806.

Kiernan, K.E. and Mensah, F.K. (2009) 'Poverty, maternal depression, family status and children's cognitive and behavioural development in early childhood: a longitudinal study', Journal of Social Policy, 38(4) pp.569-588.

Pollet, T.V., Nelissen, M. and Nettle, D. (2009) 'Lineage based differences in grandparental investment: evidence from a large British cohort study', Journal of Biosocial Science, 41, pp.353-379.

Mensah, F.K and Kiernan, K.E. (2010) 'Gender differences in educational attainment: influences of the family environment', British Journal of Educational Research, 36(2), pp.239-260.

Emerson, E., Graham, H., McCulloch, A., Blacher, J., Hatton, C., and Llewellyn, G. (2009) 'The social context of parenting three year old children with developmental delay in the UK', Child: Health, Care, Development, 35(1), pp.63-70.

Emerson, E., and Einfeld, S. (2010) 'Emotional and behavioural difficulties in young children with and without developmental delay: a bi-national perspective' Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 51, pp.583-93.

Emerson, E., McCulloch, A., Graham, H., Blacher, J., Llewellyn, G., and Hatton, C. (2010) 'Socio-economic circumstances and risk of common psychiatric disorders among parents of young children with and without early cognitive delay in the UK', American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 115, pp.30-42.

Hatton, C., Emerson, E., Graham, H., Blacher, J., and Llewellyn, G. (2010) 'Changes in family composition and marital status in families with a young child with cognitive delay', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23, pp.14-26.

Jones, M., Blackaby, D. and Murphy, P. (2010) An investigation into regional differences in child health and cognitive function, report for the Welsh Assembly Government Economic Research Unit, Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government.

Kiernan, K.E. and Mensah, F.K. (2010) 'Unmarried parenthood, family trajectories, parent and child well-being', in K. Hansen, H. Joshi and S. Dex (eds.) Children of the 21st century: from birth to age 5, London: Policy Press, Chapter 5, pp.75-92.

Mensah, F.K. and Kiernan, K.E. (2010) 'Parents' mental health and children's cognitive and social development', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 45(11), pp.1023-1035.

Nikiema, B., Spencer, N. and Seguin L. (2010) 'Poverty and chronic illness in early childhood: a comparison between the United Kingdom and Quebec', Pediatrics, originally published online Feb 1, 2010 (2010;125;e499-e507;). DOI: 10.1542/peds.2009-0701.

Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P., Emerson, E, Berridge, D.M., and Lancaster, G.A. (2011) 'Behavior problems at five years of age and maternal mental health in autism and intellectual disability', Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, pp.1137-47.

Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P., Emerson, E., Lancaster, G.A. and Berridge, D M. (2011) 'A population-based investigation of behavioural and emotional problems and maternal mental health: associations with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability', Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 52, pp.91-99.

Tunstall, R., Lupton, R., Kneale, D. and Jenkins, A. (2011) Growing up in social housing in the New Millennium: housing, neighbourhoods and early outcomes for children born in 2000, CASEpaper 143, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.

Mensah, F.K. and Kiernan, K.E. (2011) 'Maternal general health and children's cognitive development and behaviour in the early years: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study', Child Care, Health and Development, 37, pp.44-54.

Kiernan, K.E. and Mensah, F.K. (2011) 'Poverty, family resources and children's educational attainment: the mediating role of parenting', British Journal of Educational Research, 37(2), pp.317-336.

Pollet, T.V., Nelissen, M. and Nettle D. (2012) 'A 'gendered need' explanation does not
fully explain lineage based differences in grandparental investment found in a
large british cohort study', Journal of Biosocial Science, 44, pp.377-381.

Holford, A. (July 2012) Take-up of free school meals: price effects and peer effects, ISER Working Paper Series, No.2012-12.

Lakshman R., Zhang, J., Zhang, J., Koch, F.S., Marcus, C., Ludvigsson, J., Ong, K.K. and Sobko, T. (2012) 'Higher maternal education is associated with favourable growth of young children in different countries', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, published online first: doi:10.1136/jech-2012-202021

Jackson, M., Mclanahan, S. and Kiernan, K. (2012) 'Nativity differences in mothers' health behaviors: a cross-national and longitudinal lens', The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 642(1), pp.192-218.

Jackson, M., Kiernan, K. and Mclanahan, S. (2012) 'Immigrant-native differences in child health: does maternal education narrow or widen the gap?', Journal of Child Development, 83(5), pp.1501-1509.

Prady, S.L., Kiernan, K., Bloor, K. and Pickett, K.E. (2012) 'Do risk factors for post-partum smoking vary according to marital status?', Maternal and Child Health, 16(7), pp.1364-1373.

Taulbut, M. and Walsh, D. (2013) Poverty, parenting and poor health: comparing early years' experiences in Scotland, England and three city regions, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, February.

Crawford, C., Dearden, L. and Greaves, E. (2013) When you are born matters: evidence for England, IFS Reports, R80, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. doi: 10.1920/re.ifs.2013.0080. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/comms/r80.pdf

Crawford, C., Dearden, L. and Greaves, E. (2013) Identifying the drivers of month of birth differences in educational attainment, IFS Working Papers, W13/09, May. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. doi: 10.1920/wp.ifs.2013.1309. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/wps/wp201309.pdf

Greaves, E. (2013) 'Parents' preferences for school attributes: a discrete choice model incorporating unobserved heterogeneity', paper presented at CMPO conference, London, Thursday 23 May 2013.

Greaves, E. (2013) 'Parents' preferences for school attributes: a discrete choice model incorporating unobserved heterogeneity', paper presented at ESPE conference, Aarhus, Denmark, Thursday 13 June 2013.

Greaves, E. (2013) 'Marriage, cohabitation and child outcomes', paper presented at Understanding Society conference, University of Essex, Thursday 25 July 2013.

Prady, S.L. and Kiernan, K.E. (2013) 'The effect of post-natal mental distress amongst Indian and Pakistani mothers living in England on children's behavioural outcomes', Child Care, Health and Development, 39(5), pp.710-721.

Holmes, J. and Kiernan, K. (2013) 'Persistent poverty and children's development in the early years of childhood', Policy and Politics, 41(1), pp.19-42. doi:10.1332/030557312x645810

Totsika, V, Hastings, R.P., Emerson, E., Lancaster , G.A., Berridge, D.M., Vagenas, D. (2013) 'Is there a bidirectional relationship between maternal well-being and child behavior problems in autism spectrum disorders? Longitudinal analysis of a population-defined sample of young children, Autism Research, 6, pp.201-11.

Shackleton, N.L. and Campbell, T. (2013) 'Are teachers' judgements of pupils' ability influenced by body shape?', International Journal of Obesity, 15 November. doi:10.1038/ijo.2013.210

Campbell, T. (2013) 'Stratified at seven: in-class ability grouping and the relative age effect', British Educational Research Journal, 40(5). doi:10.1002/berj.3127

Campbell, T. (2013) In-school ability grouping and the month of birth effect: preliminary evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study, Centre for Longitudinal Studies Cohort Studies Working paper 2013/1. See http://www.cls.ioe.ac.uk

Campbell, T. (2014) Selected at seven: The relationship between teachers' judgments and assessments of pupils, and pupils' stream placements, Department of Quantitative Social Science Working Paper No. 14-10, Institute of Education, University of London. Retrieved May 10th, 2017 from: http://repec.ioe.ac.uk/REPEc/pdf/qsswp1410.pdf

Sellers, R., Maughan, B., Pickles, A., Thapar, A. and Collishaw, S. (2014) 'Trends in parent- and teacher-rated emotional, conduct and ADHD problems and their impact in prepubertal children in Great Britain: 1999–2008', Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12273.

Chiorri, C., Day, T. and Malmberg, L-E. (2014) 'An approximate measurement invariance approach to within-couple relationship quality', Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, (special issue edited by R. Van De Schoot, P. Schmidt and A. De Beuckelaer), 19 September. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00983 Retrieved October 21, 2014 from http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00983/abstract

Emerson, E., Blacher, J., Einfeld, S., Hatton, C., Robertson, J. and Stancliffe, R.J. (2014) 'Environmental risk factors associated with the persistence of conduct difficulties in children with intellectual disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, pp.3508–3517.

Totsika, V, Hastings, R.P., Vagenas, D. and Emerson, E. (2014) 'Parenting and the behaviour problems of young children with an intellectual disability: Concurrent and longitudinal relationships in a population-based study, American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 119, pp.422-435.

Gore, N., Emerson, E. and Brady, S. (2015) 'Rates of breastfeeding and exposure to socio-economic adversity amongst children with intellectual disability', Research in Developmental Disabilities, 39, pp.12-19.

Hindmarsh, G., Llewellyn, G. and Emerson, E., (2015) 'Mothers with intellectual impairment and their 9 month old infants, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59, pp.541-550. doi: 10.1111/jir.12159

Totsika, V., Hastings, R.P., Emerson, E., Berridge, D., Lancaster, G.A. (2015) 'Prosocial skills in young children with autism, and their mothers’ psychological well-being: longitudinal relationships, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, pp.13-14, 25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.01.001

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.

Cruise, S.M. and O'Reilly, D. (2015) 'Are the differences in adulthood ill-health across the North-South divide and between Scotland and England also evident in early childhood health indicators?', Social Science and Medicine, 130, pp.277-283. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.02.021 (ISSN 0277-9536) (IF 2.558)

Taylor-Robinson, D.C., Pearce, A., Whitehead, M., Smyth, R. and Law, C. (2015) 'Social inequalities in wheezing in children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study', Eur Respir J, Dec 17. pii: ERJ-01117-2015. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01117-2015. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26677938

Martin, A., Booth, J.N., Young, D., Revie, M., Boyter, A.C., Johnston, B., Tomporowski, P.D. and Reilly, J.J. (2015) 'Associations between obesity and cognition in the pre-school years', Obesity, published online: 6 December 2015. doi 10.1002/oby.21329

Haux, T., Platt, L. and Rosenberg, R. (2015) Parenting and post-separation contact: what are the links?, CASEPaper 189, London School of Economics: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Retrieved May 16th, 2016 from http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/casepaper189.pdf

Platt, L., Haux, T. and Rosenberg, R. (2015) Mothers, parenting and the impact of separation, CASEPaper 190, London School of Economics: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Retrieved May 16th, 2016 from http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/casepaper190.pdf

Campbell, T. (2015) 'Stereotyped at seven? Biases in teacher judgement of pupils' ability and attainment', Journal of Social Policy, 44(3), pp.517-547. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279415000227

Emerson, E. (2015) The determinants of health inequities experienced by children with learning disabilities, London: Public Health England. See https://www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk

Grätz, M. (2015) Compensating disadvantageous life events: social origin differences in the effects of family and sibling characteristics on educational outcomes, Ph.D. Thesis, European University Institute, Florence. See http://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/38784

Penny, A. (2016) Parentally bereaved children communicating their feelings: preliminary analysis of data from the Millennium Cohort Study 5, London: National Children's Bureau Childhood Bereavement Network.

Kroll, M.E., Carson, C., Redshaw, M. and Quigley, M.A. (2016) 'Early father involvement and subsequent child behaviour at ages 3, 5 and 7 years: prospective analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study', PLoS ONE, 11(9), art. no. e0162339.

Emerson, E., Hatton, C., Baines, S. and Robertson, J. (2016) 'Exposure to second hand tobacco smoke and smoking at age 11 among British children with and without intellectual disability', Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60, pp.274–281.

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