How are Millennials Faring? The ‘Next Steps’ longitudinal survey of young people in England at age 25

13:00 to 14:15, THURSDAY 18 JANUARY

at

the Economic and Social Research Institute

Whitaker Square

Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

Dublin 2

 This seminar covers the survey design and implementation of the ‘Next Steps’ longitudinal survey of young people in England at age 25 and presents some initial findings. The seminar presents an overview of the study design and implementation, and reflects on some of the methodological and operational challenges in a longitudinal study of young people.  The speakers will highlight research opportunities with the data, which provide a wealth of information about the important millennial generation. In addition, initial results will be presented on the state of the cohort’s mental health and economic activity.

Guest Speakers

Lisa Calderwood is Principal Investigator of Next Steps and Senior Survey Manager of the Cohort Studies at the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies. Her research is focused on longitudinal survey methods, particularly non-response and attrition.

Morag Henderson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Co-Investigator of Next Steps at the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies. Her research is focused on issues related to the family, education and inequalities.

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Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children in Ireland. It is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, with a contribution from The Atlantic Philanthropies in Phase 2. The study is managed and overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office. It is carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin.