Warnock Study of Handicapped School Leavers, 1976

UKDA study number:2024

Series Title

National Child Development Study

Principal Investigators

National Children's Bureau
National Birthday Trust Fund
University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Data Collectors

Social and Community Planning Research
National Children's Bureau

Sponsor

Department of Education and Science

Distributed by

UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Colchester.

February 2012 (2nd Edition)

 

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National Children's Bureau, National Birthday Trust Fund and University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Warnock Study of Handicapped School Leavers, 1976 [computer file]. 2nd Edition. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], February 2012. SN: 2024 , http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-2024-2

 

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Bedford Group, Institute of Education, University of London

 

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2024 . Warnock Study of Handicapped School Leavers, 1976
(NCDS)

 

Series:

National Child Development Study

Depositors:

National Children's Bureau
University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Principal Investigators:

National Children's Bureau
National Birthday Trust Fund
University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Data Collectors:

Social and Community Planning Research
National Children's Bureau

Sponsor:

Department of Education and Science
Grant Number: P ; 0420

Project Number:

P ; 0420

Other Acknowledgements:

Parliament. Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People

Abstract:

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) originated in the Perinatal Mortality Survey (see SN 5565), which examined social and obstetric factors associated with still birth and infant mortality among over 17,000 babies born in Britain in one week in March 1958. Surviving members of this birth cohort have been surveyed on eight further occasions in order to monitor their changing health, education, social and economic circumstances - in 1965 at age 7, 1969 at age 11, 1974 at age 16 (the first three sweeps are also held under SN 5565), 1981 (age 23 - SN 5566), 1991 (age 33 - SN 5567), 1999/2000 (age 41/2 - SN 5578), 2004-2005 (age 46/47 - SN 5579), 2008-2009 (age 50 - SN 6137) and 2013 (age 55 - SN 7669).

There have also been surveys of sub-samples of the cohort, the most recent occurring in 1995 (age 37), when a 10% representative sub-sample was assessed for difficulties with basic skills (SN 4992). Finally, during 2002-2004, 9,340 NCDS cohort members participated in a bio-medical survey, carried out by qualified nurses (SN 5594, available under more restrictive Special Licence access conditions; see catalogue record for details). The bio-medical survey did not cover any of the topics included in the 2004/2005 survey. Further NCDS data separate to the main surveys include a response and deaths dataset, parent migration studies, employment, activity and partnership histories, behavioural studies and essays - see the NCDS series page for details.

Further information about the NCDS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.

The Warnock Study of Handicapped School Leavers, 1976 was carried out in the summer and autumn of 1976, with selected members of the NCDS when they were 18 years of age. Information was gathered for some 508 individuals, both handicapped and non-handicapped. The study was carried out for the Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People (the Warnock Committee) by a team based at the National Children's Bureau. The central aim of the study was to provide information on how handicapped young people negotiated the crucial transition from school to work, the employment opportunities available to them and to describe their early experiences in the labour market.

For the second edition (February 2012), the Centre for Longitudinal Studies made improvements to the existing data and documentation, including revised variable names, addition of variable and value labels and missing values, and the addition of an identifier variable. For full details, see the documentation.

Main Topics:

The purpose of the study was to describe some early labour market experiences of handicapped young people. The questionnaire covered areas such as: education, leaving school, employment, income, health and household composition.

Coverage:


Dates of Fieldwork: 1976
Country: Great Britain
Spatial Units: No information recorded
Observation Units: Individuals

Universe Sampled:

Location of Units of Observation: National
Population: Young people born in Great Britain during one particular week in 1958.

Methodology:

Time Dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling Procedures: See documentation for details
Number of Units: 508
Method of Data Collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weighting: No weighting used

Language(s) of Written Materials:

Study Description: English
Study Documentation: English

Access:

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Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Date of First Release:

1984

Date of Latest Release:

21 February 2012 ( 2nd Edition )

Copyright:

Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Bedford Group, Institute of Education, University of London


File last updated:

4 March 2015