Tracking Scottish Lives via the Birth Cohort StudiesSupporting the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative
Date: 29 March 2012
Location: University of Glasgow, Glasgow
ESDS, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), ScotCen Social Research and the Glasgow Social Statistics Group (supported by AQMeN) are hosting a one-day workshop, including a hands-on session, to showcase the UK's birth cohort studies for the purposes of understanding Scottish lives.
The UK is particularly well-resourced in terms of longitudinal studies, and birth cohorts in particular. The 1946 (British), 1958 (British), 1970 (British) and Millennium (UK) cohorts provide a series of rich resources for understanding the physical, cognitive, social and economic development of four different generations.
This workshop covers the 1958, 1970 and Millennium birth cohort studies, alongside Scotland's own cohort, Growing Up in Scotland (GUS). GUS is a large-scale social survey which follows the lives of Scotland's children from infancy through to their teens. The study is being undertaken by ScotCen Social research in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), based at the University of Edinburgh.
For the British/UK cohorts - which have smaller Scottish samples than GUS - the workshop will place a special emphasis on how comparisons can be made between the lives of the Scottish cohort members and those in the rest of Britain/UK.
This is one of a series of events being run in support of the ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. These events are designed for researchers who are not current users of these ESRC-funded data resources, and who wish to apply for grants under this Initiative. It is not suitable for students.
This course is free to attend but booking is essential. Cancellations must be received within 5 working days of the event, otherwise a cancellation fee of £25 will be charged.
This event is now full.