Study Description

Title

Age 3 Survey (2003)

Alternate Title

MCS2

Principal Investigator

Professor Heather Joshi

Publisher

Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education

Abstract

The contract for the second survey of the Millennium Cohort was awarded to the same consortium, headed by CLS, which conducted the original survey. With this first follow-up of the cohort, the study became truly longitudinal. The funding was once again provided by the ESRC and a consortium of Government Departments.

The second sweep took place with the children at around 3 years of age. Fieldwork was conducted by NOP. It started in September 2003 in England and Wales, and December 2003 in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Fieldwork finished in April 2005.

The content and scope of these follow-up surveys was worked out by an interdisciplinary group of researchers, again co-ordinated at CLS, in consultation with other academics and government departments.

The aim of the second survey was to see where the conditions of the first Sweep had led, and also to lay further foundations for use in the understanding of the cohort members' later lives.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/millennium-cohort-study/mcs-age-3-sweep

LifeStage

Early years

LifeStageDescription

13 months - 4 years 11 months

Coverage

Date
September2003 - April2005
Geographical Coverage Description

UK

Highest Level
Country
Lowest Level
Output Area
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT
Country
GB-NIR

Funding

Grant Number
RES-579-28-5001

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Measurement Data, Assessment Data, Administrative Data, Biosample Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

MCS Age 3 Child Measurements

Name

mcs_03_cmq

Label

MCS Age 3 Child Measurements

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
September2003 - April2005
Mode of Data Collection

Assessment of physical properties of living beings, objects, material or natural phenomena. This includes medical and geographic data.

Mode of Data Collection

Assessment of knowledge, skills, aptitude or educational achievement by means of specialized measures or tests.

MCS Age 3 Neighbourhood Assessment

Name

mcs_03_na

Label

MCS Age 3 Neighbourhood Assessment

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
September2003 - April2005
Mode of Data Collection

Research method that involves observing and collecting data as they occur without attempting to manipulate any of the independent variables.

MCS Age 3 Older Sibling Self-Completion

Name

mcs_03_ossc

Label

MCS Age 3 Older Sibling Self-Completion

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
September2003 - April2005
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered survey using a traditional paper questionnaire delivered and/or collected by mail (postal services)

MCS Age 3 CAPI Questionnaire

Name

mcs2

Label

MCS Age 3 CAPI Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
September2003 - April2005
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing.

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