Study Description

Title

Age 23 Survey (1981)

Alternate Title

NCDS 4

Principal Investigator

Dr Mia Kellmer Pringle

Publisher

National Children’s Bureau

Abstract

The NCDS4 follow-up, conducted in 1981, differs from previous sweeps in that information was obtained from the subject (who was interviewed by a professional survey research interviewer) and also from the 1971 and 1981 Censuses (variables describing area of residence were used). This dataset also includes public examination results for the respondents, obtained from schools study members were known to attend at the time of the NCDS3 follow-up in 1974. Schools were asked to provide details of all Certificate of Secondary Education, General Certificate of Education, and in Scotland, Scottish Certificate of Education examinations entered up to 1978. They were also asked to indicate where the individual was known to have moved on to another establishment (another school, sixth-form college, further education college etc) and might have taken other examinations. In such cases those other institutions were also contacted and relevant results obtained.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/1958-national-child-development-study/ncds-age-23-sweep

LifeStage

Early adulthood

LifeStageDescription

19 - 30 years

Coverage

Date
August1981 - March1982
Highest Level
Country
Lowest Level
Postcode
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Administrative Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

NCDS Age 23 Cohort Member Interview

Name

ncds_81_i

Label

NCDS Age 23 Cohort Member Interview

Data Collection Date
August1981 - March1982
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

Extra

CLOSER High Level Groups