UK Data Service data catalogue record for:
|Title:||Millennium Cohort Study: Ofsted Linked Data, 2006-2012: Secure Access|
|Alternative title:||MCS3; MCS4; MCS5|
|Series:||Millennium Cohort Study [Millennium Cohort Study, 2001- : Secure Access]|
|Depositor:||University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies|
University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Economic and Social Research Council
Office for National Statistics
Department for Education
Department for Work and Pensions
Department of Health
Welsh Assembly Government
Northern Ireland Executive
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.Background:
The MCS is a large-scale, multi-purpose longitudinal dataset providing information about babies born at the beginning of the 21st century, their progress through life, and the families who are bringing them up, for the four countries of the United Kingdom. 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:
End User Licence versions of MCS studies:
The End User Licence (EUL) versions of MCS1, MCS2, MCS3, MCS4, MCS5 and MCS6 are held under UK Data Archive SNs 4683, 5350, 5795, 6411, 7464 and 8156 respectively.
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 EUL SN 5559). Also, birth registration and maternity hospital episodes for the MCS respondents are held as a separate dataset (see EUL SN 5614).
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 access by Secure Lab members, alongside the SPSS and tab-delimited versions.
MCS web pages:
Further information about the MCS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies web pages.
Secure Access datasets:
Secure Access versions of the MCS have more restrictive access conditions than versions available under the standard End User Licence or Special Licence (see 'Access' section below).
Secure Access versions of the MCS include:
Researchers applying for access to the Secure Access MCS datasets should indicate on their ESRC Accredited Researcher application form the EUL dataset(s) that they also wish to access (selected from the MCS list of datasets web page).
|The Millennium Cohort Study: Ofsted Linked Data, 2005-2012: Secure Access study includes data from MCS3, MCS4 and MCS5 linked with data from Ofsted performance data. This data contains management information from Ofsted Inspections between September 2005 and August 2012. The data has been anonymised and linked by the CLS. The MCSID variable has been replaced with the randomized AK_MCS, which allows users to merge the four data files. Only data from MCS where the school of the cohort member was known and has data from the Ofsted file is included in this dataset. For the Age 11 sweep, variables for parents (so more than one row per AK_MCS) is available in a separate file.
The Ofsted data will refer to the last possible inspection before end of the academic year the fieldwork took place. So for MCS age 5 up to 2005/06, for MCS age 7 up to 2008/09 and MCS age 11 up to 2011/12. Where there has been more than one inspection for a school in a given academic year, the later inspection is given.
The study includes Ofsted school inspection management and performance data linked to data from MCS3 (age 5), MCS4 (age 7) and MCS5 (age 11) where the school of the cohort member was known.
|Dates of fieldwork:||MCS3: January 2006 - July 2006; MCS4: January 2008 - August 2008; MCS5: January 2012- February 2013.|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
All live births in England over 12 months from 1 September 2000. For the linked Ofsted data, those who participated in MCS3, MCS4 and MCS5 and the school of the cohort member was known.
No sampling (total universe)
|Number of units:||
MCS3 (age 5): 2,466 cohort members;
MCS4 (age 7): 7,958 cohort members;
MCS5 (age 11): 8,081 cohort members and 13,995 parents
|Method of data collection:||
Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Linked to Ofsted data
|Weighting:||For details of weighting for main sample, see MCS documentation.|
Ofsted performance data downloaded from the GOV.UK School inspections and outcomes: management information webpages.
|ABILITY EVALUATION||AGE||BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS|
|CHILDREN||CORPORAL PUNISHMENT||CURRICULUM EVALUATION|
|CURRICULUM RESEARCH||DISCIPLINE||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|EDUCATION||EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION||EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT|
|EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENTS||EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH||EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS|
|ENGLAND||EVALUATION OF EDUCATION||FREQUENCY|
|GENDER||LANGUAGES USED AT HOME||LEADERSHIP|
|NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION||PARENT PARTICIPATION||PARENTS|
|PRIMARY EDUCATION||PRIMARY SCHOOLS||QUALITY OF EDUCATION|
|READING SKILLS||SCHOOL POLICY||SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS|
|SPOUSE'S SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||TEACHING SKILLS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||10 August 2017|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright held jointly with the Centre for Longitudinal Studies. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.|
Registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor will be informed about usage. Controlled data requirements and conditions also apply. Further information is available from Access to the Secure Lab. In addition, the Service is required to request explicit permission from the data owner prior to providing the researcher with access to the data.
Available to UK HE/FE applicants only.
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|UK Data Archive Data Dictionary||8226_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf||203|
|Millennium Cohort Study: Ofsted Linked Linkage||mcs_data_note_ofsted.pdf||205|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8226_Information.htm||7|
By principal investigator(s):
Publications based on the MCS can be found on the Publications page of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies web pages.
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
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