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Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016

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SN: 5545
Title: Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016
Alternative title: LSYPE1; First Longitudinal Study of Young People in England
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5545-5
Series: Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE1)) [Next Steps, 2004-]
Depositor: University College London. UCL Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Principal investigator(s): University College London. UCL Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Data collector(s): NatCen Social Research
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: ES/L000164/1
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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University College London. UCL Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies. (2017). Next Steps: Sweeps 1-8, 2004-2016. [data collection]. 13th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 5545, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5545-5

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Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking - Health
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
General - Health
Higher and further - Education
Mental health - Health
Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics
Primary, pre-primary and secondary - Education
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Youth - Social stratification and groupings

Abstract

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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.

For the 13th edition (June 2017), data and documentation for Sweep 8 of the study, conducted in 2015, were deposited (users are reminded that the study is now titled 'Next Steps' rather than LSYPE). In addition, Sweeps 1-7 were redeposited with changed serial numbers. 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'.

Main Topics:
The content of the Next Steps Sweep 8 (Age 25 Survey) covers the following topics:
  • Household relationships: This module included information on current relationship, previous cohabiting relationships (dating back to September 2006), children, childcare, non-resident children, non-resident parents, and other household members.
  • Housing: This module covered current and previous housing (summary data is collected about the different addresses the study members have lived in since they were 16, if other than the parents' home).
  • Employment: Included information about current activity, current employment, second job, prospective employment (for unemployed), activity history, employment details for first job after September 2006 (aged 16), employment support, work attitudes, and partner employment. Data on current economic activities and activity history was obtained back to the time of the last interview and no earlier than September 2006.
  • Finance: This module captured current pay/salary main job, pay from second job, income from other jobs, partner's income, benefits, income from other sources, household income, pensions, and debt.

  • Education and job training: The module included job training, education since previous interview/September 2006, current education, fees, and partner's education.
  • Health and wellbeing: Included information on general health, height and weight, exercise, sleep, diet, accidents and injuries.

  • Identity and participation: This module provided information on young people's ethnicity and religion, measures of trust, risk, patience, meritocratic beliefs, adult identity, leisure, politics, social networks and social media participation.
  • Self-completion module: The self-completion module included data on gender identity, locus of control, overall life satisfaction, mental health, self-harm, crime and harassment, drinking and smoking behaviour, drugs, bullying, sexual behaviour, and pregnancy history.
A key component of the Age 25 Survey sweep is data linkage to administrative records held about individuals by government departments.

At Sweeps 1-4 information was gathered on:
  • the young person's family background;
  • parental socio-economic status;
  • personal characteristics;
  • attitudes, experiences and behaviours;
  • attainment in education;
  • parental employment;
  • income and family environment as well as local deprivation;
  • the school(s) the young person attends/has attended;
  • the young person's post-16 plans.
The questionnaires at Sweeps 5-7 consisted of two modules:
  • Household Information Module: included questions on the young person's household situation details of any persons living with them
  • Young Person Module: topics included demographics, attitudes to local area, activity history and current activity, jobs and training, qualifications being studied, higher education, attitudes to work and debt, childcare and caring responsibilities, young people Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET), Apprenticeships, information, advice and guidance, risk behaviours, relationships and sexuality, and own children.
The additional 'Monthly Main Activity' dataset takes responses to the Activity History section of the questionnaire at Sweeps 4-7 and synthesises this information into variables that represent a monthly time series running from September 2006 (two months after the respondents completed compulsory education) until May 2010 (the first month of interviews for Sweep 7). For each of the 45 months in this period, this file contains the respondent's derived 'main' activity which is classified as one of Education, Employment, Apprenticeship/Training or Unemployed/Inactive (NEET).

In order to deal with the large number of variables in the study, the dataset has been split into more manageable subsets based on the type of respondent being examined and the source of the information. More information on the composition of each sweep of the study and how to link data from different sweeps together can be found in the User Guides. Two separate User Guides are available for Sweeps 1-7 and Sweep 8.

Sweep 7 weight variable:
A change to the variable name and variable label has been made to the Sweep 7 weight variable W7_lsype_wt_incskip 'Weight: All Wave 7 respondents'. The weight variable has been renamed w7finwt, with the label "Weight: W7 final weight (w6 final weight * w7 non-response weight)". This has been done in order to provide greater clarity to users on the provenance of the variable.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 2004 - 2016
Country: England
Spatial units: Countries
Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
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.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
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
Web-based survey.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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ASPIRATIONASSAULTATTITUDES
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CARERS' BENEFITSCARSCHAT ROOMS
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CHILDRENCHRONIC ILLNESSCITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON INSTITUTE AWARDS
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EDUCATIONAL STANDARDSEDUCATIONAL STATUSEDUCATIONAL TESTS
ELECTRONIC GAMESELECTRONIC MAILEMOTIONAL STATES
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PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARENTSPARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP
PARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPPARTNERSHIPS (PERSONAL)PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PENSIONSPLACE OF BIRTHPOLITICAL PARTICIPATION
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONVOLUNTARY WORKVOTING BEHAVIOUR
WAGESWEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)WORD PROCESSING
WORKPLACEYOUTH CLUBSYOUTH GUIDANCE SERVICES
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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 12 December 2006
Latest edition: 19 June 2017 (13th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright 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. See terms and conditions for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Age 25 Survey: Appendix A: participant and interviewer survey documents 5545age_25_appendix_a.pdf 15555
Age 25 Survey: Appendix B: additional survey documentation 5545age_25_appendix_b.pdf 5040
Age 25 Survey Questionnaire 5545age_25_survey_questionnaire.pdf 966
Age 25 Survey User Guide 5545age_25_survey_user_guide.pdf 570
Age 25 Survey Technical Report 5545age_25_technical_report.pdf 2279
LSYPE User Guide Waves One to Seven 5545lsype_user_guide_wave_1_to_wave_7.pdf 1466
Notification of Change of Serial Numbers, May 2017 5545notification_of_change_of_serial_numbers_next_steps_may2017.pdf 156
Removing NPD data information 5545removing_data_where_respondents_dropped_out.pdf 256
Wave Five documentation 5545wave_five_documentation.pdf 2553
Wave Four documentation 5545wave_four_documentation.pdf 2028
Wave One documentation 5545wave_one_documentation.pdf 1293
Wave Seven documentation 5545wave_seven_documentation.pdf 2284
Wave Six documentation 5545wave_six_documentation.pdf 1892
Wave Three documentation 5545wave_three_documentation.pdf 2074
Wave Two documentation 5545wave_two_documentation.pdf 4079
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5545_Information.htm 6
READ File read5545.htm 11

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Department for Children, Schools and Families (2007) Minority ethnic pupils in the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), Sheffield: Department for Education.

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.

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.

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009) Disengagement from Education among 14-16 year olds, Sheffield: Department for Education.

Department for Children, Schools and Families (2009) The characteristics of bullying victims in schools, Sheffield: Department for Education.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Department for Education (2010) Young people's alcohol consumption and its relationship to other outcomes and behaviour, Sheffield: Department for Education.

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.

Department for Education (2011) Understanding vulnerable young people: analysis from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, Sheffield: Department for Education.

Baker, C., et al. (2014) Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 1, Research Report, Department for Education.

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.

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.

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:e002810, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002810 . retrieved February 2nd 2016 from http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/3/8/e002810.full

Emerson, E. and Halpin, S. (2013) 'Anti-social behaviour and police contact among 13-15 year English adolescents with and without mild/moderate intellectual disability', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 26, pp.362-369. doi:10.1111/jar.12041

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

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

Bowe, A. (2017) 'The immigrant paradox on internalizing symptoms among immigrant adolescents in the UK: brief report', Journal of Adolescence, 55, pp.72-76.

Bowe, A. (2017) 'The cultural fairness of the 12-item general health questionnaire among diverse adolescents', Psychological Assessment, 29(1), pp.87-97.

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