Study Description

Title

Age 46 Survey (2004)

Alternate Title

NCDS 7

Principal Investigator

Professor Jane Elliott

Publisher

Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education

Abstract

The 2004/2005 follow-up extended the data collection of the previous NCDS surveys in line with the Forward Plan for the cohort studies, developed in 2002 by the then Director of CLS, Professor John Bynner. This sought to integrate the timing, design and analysis of future surveys of NCDS and BCS70 – taking account of the sequencing of Britain’s third birth cohort study, the 1946 cohort (NSHD, housed at UCL). This would enable comparisons between cohorts born at different times, or between different age groups at the same point in time.

In 2004, CLS was granted long-term funding as an ESRC Resource Centre to establish a stable infrastructure for the study and ensure that fieldwork is conducted at regular intervals.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies led the development of the 2004/5 survey and commissioned the fieldwork. This latest sweep was conducted for the first time as a telephone interview, when the cohort members were 46 years of age.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/1958-national-child-development-study/ncds-age-46-sweep

LifeStage

Mid-adulthood

LifeStageDescription

31 - 59 years

Coverage

Date
June2004 - November2005
Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Grant Number
RES-579-28-5001

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

NCDS Age 46 CAI Questionnaire

Name

ncds_04_cai

Label

NCDS Age 46 CAI Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
June2004 - November2005
Mode of Data Collection

Computer-assisted telephone interviewing.