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The Millennium Cohort Study-Child of the New Century

The Millennium Cohort Study-Child of the New Century

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Known as ‘Child of the New Century’ to cohort members and their families.MCS is the fourth longitudinal birth cohort study conducted in the UK. Its aim is to create a multi-purpose data-set that describes the diversity of backgrounds into which children are born in the beginning of the 21st century.
Start Year
2001
End Year
2018
Funding
Economic and Social Research Council
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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Emla Fitzsimons
    The Centre for Global Higher Education

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow up at 9 months, 3 years,5 years,7 years, 11 years, 14 years and 17 years.
Supplementary Information
https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/series/series?id=2000031

Marker Paper

Connelly R, Platt L. Cohort profile: UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). Int J Epidemiol. 2014;43(6):1719-1725. doi:10.1093/ije/dyu001

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
18,818
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Young people born across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2000-02.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/millennium-co...