Sweep Description

Title

Next Steps Age 15 Survey (2005)

Alternate Title

Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Wave 2, 2005

Principal Investigator

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

Publisher

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

Rights

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

Abstract

This was the first follow-up sweep, and the broad intention of the study was to map cohort members' journeys from compulsory schooling to university, training and, ultimately, entry into the labour market. The survey content focused on educational experiences, attitudes to school and involvement in education, expectations and aspirations, as well as on aspects of cohort members' lives including risky-, crime- and anti-social behaviours, health and wellbeing. Wherever possible, interviewers were assigned to the same households they had interviewed at Sweep 1. In total the interview consisted of five modules.

The sample member completed one module - the young person interview, which lasted approximately 35 minutes. Adult interviews were also completed for household information, the main parent interview, second parent interview and child history. These lasted approximately 35 minutes altogether.

As at Sweep 1, the main parent was defined as the parent most involved in the young person's education, whilst the second parent was defined as an adult other than the main parent who had a parental relationship to the young person (i.e. a natural, step, adoptive or foster parent). Of the 15,678 young people issued at sweep 2 the survey reached 13,539 households (86%) in England.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/next-steps-age-15-sweep

LifeStage

Adolescence

LifeStageDescription

13 - 18 years

Coverage

Date
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Geographical Coverage Description

England

Highest Level
Country
Lowest Level
Postcode
Country
GB-ENG

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

Next Steps Age 15 Survey (2005)

Name

ns_05_w2

Label

Next Steps Age 15 Survey (2005)

Collection Organisation
Collection Organisation
Data Collection Date
-
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing