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Cohort Acronym
Next Steps

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease


Participant type
No diagnosis

Profile
Recruitment Period 2004 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 16,122  
Estimated Current Sample Size 15,000 to 19,999 
Age at Recruitment 13-14   
Gender Male and Female 
Abstract

Recruitment Period: 2004
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting: 16,122 (15,770 households included at Sweep 1; 352 ethnic boost interviews added at Sweep 4)
Estimated current sample size: 15,629
Age at recruitment: 13-14

Abstract
Next Steps (previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England – LSYPE) is a major innovative cohort study of young people. The study began in 2004 and included all young people in Year 9, aged between 13 and 14, who attended state and independent schools in England.

Next Steps is one of the main information sources for the formation and appraisal of policies relating to young people and will continue to be so for at least the next 10 years. The baseline data will be used to monitor the progress of the cohort group, evaluate the success of policies aimed at this group and provide an evidence base for further policy development. The study brings together data from a wide range of sources and reflects the variety of influences on learning and progression.

Following the initial survey at age 13-14, the cohort members were visited every year until 2010, when they were age 19-20. Young people were interviewed along with their parents up to sweep 4 (age 17).

The most recent survey took place in 2015/16, when the cohort members were 25 years old. It maintained the strong focus on education, but the content was broadened to become a more multi-disciplinary research resource. Data was collected about cohort members’ housing and family life, employment and economic circumstances, education and job training, physical and emotional health, and identity and participation. A wide range of administrative data linkage consents were collected in the domains of health, education, economics and criminal behaviour.

 
Country United Kingdom 
Contact details
Institution name University College, London 
Principal Investiator (PI) Dr Lisa Calderwood 
Contact email l.calderwood@ucl.ac.uk 
Contact phone number +44 (0)20 7612 6875 
Address Centre for Longitudinal Studies 
Funders (Core support) Department of Education|Economic and Social Research Council 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual physiological, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Height, Weight
Physical: Hearing and Vision, Reproductive
Biological samples: N/A
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Martial status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: N/A
 
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