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|Title:||National Child Development Study and 1970 British Cohort Study Educational Qualifications Histories, 1981-2009|
|Series:||National Child Development 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|
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
Economic and Social Research Council
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.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.
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.
|Dates of fieldwork:||March 2012 - November 2015|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
People in Great Britain born in one particular week in 1958 (NCDS) or 1970 (BCS).
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|
The variables contained by the datasets have been derived from NCDS and BCS70. See the series pages for more details about each study.
|ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS||APPRENTICESHIP|
|CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION||DEGREES||EDUCATION|
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES||EDUCATIONAL LEVELS|
|GENDER||GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION||GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|GREAT BRITAIN||HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA||NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION|
|OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS||QUALIFICATIONS||ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS AWARDS|
|SCOTTISH CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION||SCOTTISH CERTIFICATE OF SIXTH YEAR STUDIES||SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|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.|
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|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|
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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