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National Child Development Study: Childhood Data, Sweeps 0-3, 1958-1974

Title details

SN: 5565
Title: National Child Development Study: Childhood Data, Sweeps 0-3, 1958-1974
Alternative title: Perinatal Mortality Survey (NCDS0) and NCDS1-3
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5565-2
Series: National Child Development Study [National Child Development Study, 1958-]
Depositor: University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Principal investigator(s): University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Original data producer(s): National Birthday Trust Fund
National Children's Bureau
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
National Birthday Trust Fund
University College London. Institute of Child Health
National Foundation for Educational Research
Department of Health

Citation

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University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies. (2014). National Child Development Study: Childhood Data, Sweeps 0-3, 1958-1974. [data collection]. 3rd Edition. National Birthday Trust Fund, National Children's Bureau, [original data producer(s)]. UK Data Service. SN: 5565, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5565-2

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Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
General - Health
Primary, pre-primary and secondary - Education
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Youth - Social stratification and groupings

Abstract

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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.

How to access genetic and/or bio-medical sample data from a range of longitudinal surveys:
A useful overview of the governance routes for applying for genetic and bio-medical sample data, which are not available through the UK Data Service, can be found at Governance of data and sample access on the METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data Access) website.

NCDS0-3:
SN 5565 includes selected data from the Perinatal Mortality Survey (PMS), conducted in 1958. Only those cases which were used in the NCDS, thus forming NCDS Sweep 0, are included here (although the full PMS dataset is held at the UKDA under SN 2137). SN 5565 also includes NCDS Sweeps 1, 2 and 3, conducted in 1965, 1969 and 1974 respectively.

For the birth survey, information was obtained from the mother and from medical records by the midwife. For the purposes of the first three NCDS surveys, information was obtained from parents (who were interviewed by health visitors), head teachers and class teachers (who completed questionnaires), the schools' health service (who carried out medical examinations) and the subjects themselves (who completed tests of ability and, latterly, questionnaires).

In addition, the birth cohort was augmented by including immigrants born in the relevant week in the target sample for the first three follow-ups (NCDS1-3). The latter group was identified from the school registers during tracing. Since 1974 no attempt has been made to include new immigrants in the survey.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies updated the first six waves of NCDS in late 2006. Improvements made include further data cleaning and the addition of new documentation.

For the third edition (July 2014), a file containing additional variables was deposited and the documentation updated accordingly.

Main Topics:
NCDS0 (selected data from PMS 1958):
These data provide a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances relating to the mother and child, the pregnancy and birth, including: background information on mother; previous pregnancy history; details of present pregnancy; and birth data.

NCDS1:
This sweep assessed the NCDS children at age seven. It consisted of five questionnaires/tests as follows:
  • Bristol Social Adjustment Guide (BSAG): the purpose of the BSAG study was to assess the children's social adjustment at age seven. Information is supplied by the teacher having most contact with the child in question. Topics are divided into sections, such as 'attitudes to teacher', 'attitudes towards other children', etc. For each topic the informant is given a choice of approximately 6-8 statements to describe the child. The forms used are those devised by Stott.
  • Educational Assessment at Age Seven: this instrument assessed the child's educational progress at that age, and the results of attainment tests are included
  • Parental Questionnaire: this covered the child's early life and environment. It included details of illnesses, operations and a full medical history
  • Medical Questionnaire: these data comprised a medical history and examination; tests of vision, speech and hearing; physical measurements and a urine test. Physical statistics for the child include: height, weight and head circumference
  • Audiogram data: this test assessed the child's hearing ability at age seven. The data cover hearing loss measured in decibels for each ear
NCDS2:
These data were gathered when the child was aged 11: availability and use of local amenities; child's mother/father figure; reasons why child is not living with own or adoptive mother/father (where applicable); number of births to study child's mother since study child's birth; chronic illness and death in the family; medical history; educational aspirations; activities outside school and hobbies; educational progress; living conditions and background variables.

NCDS3:
The third sweep assessed the progress of the children at age 16 and covered the following: medical history; IQ; medical and co-ordination tests; educational background; home environment; living conditions, ownership of consumer goods; relationship between child and parents; behavioural difficulties; educational expectations and aspirations; career expectations and aspirations; spare-time jobs held, spare-time activities, attitudes towards marriage, family size; sex education received at school, relationship with family, details of cigarettes smoked and alcohol consumption.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1958 - 1974 - NCDS0: 1958, NCDS1: 1965-1966, NCDS2: 1969, NCDS3: 1974
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Standard Statistical Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
All children in Great Britain born in one particular week in 1958.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
See documentation for further details.
Number of units: NCDS0: 17,419 cases. NCDS1: 15,496. NCDS2: 18,285. NCDS3: 14,761.
The combined file includes 18,558 cases; the discrepancy is due to the inclusion of eligible children who were in the country at the time of the NCDS follow-ups, but not when the original PMS was conducted in 1958.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Postal survey; Self-completion; Psychological measurements; Educational measurements; Observation; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
Weighting: No weighting used.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 24 January 2007
Latest edition: 28 July 2014 (3rd 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.
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)
A Guide to Longitudinal Linkage of NCDS Data a_guide_to_longitudinal_linkage_of_ncds_data.pdf 1124
BSAG Codings in NCDS bsag_codings_in_ncds.pdf 41
CLS Confidentiality and Data Security Review cls_confidentiality_and_data_security_review.pdf 25
NCDS1 1965 Questionnaires and Codebook ncds1_1965_questionnaires_and_codebook.pdf 8260
NCDS2 1969 Questionnaires and Codebook ncds2_1969_questionnaires_and_codebook.pdf 7923
NCDS3 1974 Questionnaires and Codebook ncds3_1974_questionnaires_and_codebook.pdf 5427
NCDS and BCS70 Response ncds_and_bcs70_response.pdf 401
NCDS Revised Region Variables ncds_revised_region_variables.pdf 151
NCDS User Guide 2006 ncds_user_guide_2006.pdf 67
Perinatal Mortality Survey 1958 Revised Questionnaire - rescanned pms_annotated.pdf 6025
Perinatal Mortality Survey – Additional Variables pms_user_guide_additional_variables.pdf 594
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5565_Information.htm 7
READ File read5565.htm 10
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Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
A searchable bibliography may be found on the Publications page of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.

Kallis, C. (2005) CLS Cohort Studies Data Note 5: partnership histories in NCDS5 and NCDS6, Centre for Multilevel Modelling, Bedford Group for Lifecourse and Statistical Studies, Institute of Education, University of London.

Steele, F. et al. (2005) 'The relationship between childbearing and transitions from marriage and cohabitation in Britain', Demography,42.

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.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Shepherd, P. (1985) The National Child Development Study: an introduction to the origins of the study and the methods of data collection, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series, No. 1, October.

National Child Development Study User Support Group (1985) Publications arising from the National Child Development Study, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 2, October.

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.

Ghodsian, M. and Power, G. (1985) A longitudinal study of alcohol consumption amongst young adults in Britain II: a national longitudinal study of alcohol consumption between the ages of 16 and 23, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 5, December.

Ghodsian, M. (1985) A longitudinal study of alcohol consumption amongst young adults in Britain III: childhood and adolescent characteristics associated with drinking behaviour in early adulthood, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 6, December.

Anderson, H.R., et al. (1986) `The natural history of asthma in childhood’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 40, pp.121-129.

Blaxter, M. (1986) Report on the longitudinal exploitation of the National Child Development Study in areas of interest to the DHSS, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 7, April.

Power, C., Fogelman, K. and Fox, A.J. (1986) Health and social mobility during the early years of life, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 8, May.

Kerckhoff, A.C. (1986) Effects of ability grouping in secondary schools in Great Britain, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 9, June.

Jones, G. (1986) Leaving the parental home : an analysis of early housing careers, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 10, July.

Jones, G. (1986) Stratification in youth, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 11, July.

Power, C. and Moynihan, C. (1986) Social class changes in weight-for-height between childhood and early adulthood, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 12, July.

Hutchinson, D. (1986) Response to a national longitudinal study: policy and academic implications for the study of change, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 13, August.

Hutchinson, D. (1986) Drop out from apprenticeship: an application of survival methods to grouped data, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 14, August.

Hutchinson, D. (1986) Event history and survival analysis in the social sciences: review paper and introduction, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 15, August.

Kiernan, K. (1986) Transitions into young adulthood, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 16, October.

Shepherd, P. (1986) The NCDS5 development programme, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 17, October.

Micklewright, J. (1986) A note on household income data in NCDS 3, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 18, December.

Payne, J. (1986) Unemployment, apprenticeships and training: does it pay to stay on at school?, National Child Development Study User Support Group Working Paper Series: No. 19, December.

Strachan, D.P. et al (1988) `Asthma as a link between chest illness in childhood and chronic cough and phlegm in young adults’, British Medical Journal, 296, pp.890-893.

Strachan, D.P. `Hay fever, hygiene and household size’, British Medical Journal, 299, pp.1259-1260.

Robertson, D. and Symons, J. (1990) `The occupational choice of British children’, The Economic Journal 100, September, pp.828-841.

Strachan, D.P., Golding, J. and Anderson, H.R. (1990) `Regional variations in wheezing illness in British children: effect of migration during early childhood’, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 44 (3) September, pp.231-236.

Anderson, H.R., Pottier, A.C. and Strachan, D.P. (1992) `Asthma from birth to age 23: incidence and relation to prior and concurrent atopic disease’, Thorax 47 (7) July, pp.537-542.

Blanchflower, D. and Lynch, L. (1992) Training at work: a comparison of U.S. and British youths, CEP Discussion Paper No. 78, June.

Blanchflower, D.G. and Oswald, A.J. (1992) What makes an entrepreneur? NBER Working Paper No. 3252 (rev. version), July.

Blanchflower, D.G. and Oswald, A.J. (1992) Entrepreneurship, happiness and supernormal returns: evidence from Britain and the US, NBER Working Paper Series, No. 4228, December.

Blanchflower, D.G. and Oswald, A.J. (1992) Does access to capital help make an entrepeneur?, NBER Working Paper No. 3252 (rev. version), July.

Williams, H.C., Pottier, A. and Strachan, D. (1993) `The descriptive epidemiology of warts in British schoolchildren’, British Journal of Dermatology 128, pp.504-511.

Gitter, R.J. (1993) A comparative look at apprenticeship training in the United States and Great Britain, Paper presented at the Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, April.

Waldfogel, J. (1993) Women working for less: a longitudinal analysis of the family gap, Welfare State Programme Discussion Paper WSP/93, September, London School of Economics.

Williams, H., Pottier, A. and Strachan, D. (1993) `Are viral warts seen more commonly in children with eczema?’, Arch. Dermatol. 129, pp.717-721.

ALBSU (1993) Parents and their children : the intergenerational effect of poor basic skills, London: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit. Williams, H.C., Strachan, D.P. and Hay, R.J. (1994) `Childhood eczema : disease of the advantaged?’, British Medical Journal, 308, pp.1132-1135.

Blanchflower, D.G. and Oswald, A.J. (1994) What makes an entrepreneur?, Applied Economics Discussion Paper Series: No. 125, October.

Gitter, R.J. (1994) `Apprenticeship-trained workers: United States and Great Britain’, Monthly Labor Review, April.

Laybourn, A. (1994) The only child: myths and reality, Edinburgh: HMSO.

Dearden, L., Machin, S., and Reed, H. Intergenerational mobility in Britain, IFS Working Paper Series No. W95/20, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Glover, J., Smeaton, D. and Fielding, J. (1995) Gender and Science, engineering and technology (SET) project, memorandum submitted to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology.

Scarlett, J.F. et al (1995) `Effect of ambient levels of smoke and sulphur dioxide on the health of a national sample of 23 year olds in 1981’, Thorax, 50, pp.764-768.
Strachan, D.P., (1995) `Epidemiology of hay fever: towards a community diagnosis’, Clinical and Experimental Allergy 25, pp.296-303.

Strachan, D.P., `Epidemiology’, IN M. Silverman, (ed) (1995) Childhood asthma and other wheezing disorders, London: Chapman and Hall.

Kiernan, K., (1995) `Social backgrounds and post-birth experiences of young parents’, Findings (Social Policy Research 80).

Kiernan, K., (1995) Transition to parenthood: young mothers, young fathers - associated factors and later life experiences, Welfare State Programme Discussion Paper WSP/113, July, London School of Economics.

Van Bourgognie, F., (1995) Childhood adversities and tendency towards adult depression, Report for MSc Medical Demography, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, September.

Mudari, M. J. C., (1995) The impact of marital disruptions and children's living arrangements on health at age 33: a study using the NCDS cohort population, Report for MSc Medical Demography, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, September.

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