Surveys

Since your parents were first interviewed when you were born, there have been nine further surveys of BCS70 study members. In 2020, we will start the 10th survey, at age 50.

In this section

Age 50 survey

We are hoping to launch the Age 50 Survey later this year. We will continue to follow advice from Public Health England about coronavirus (COVID-19). We may be required to change some of our plans for the Age 50 Survey as the situation develops. If plans change, we will notify you by email and on […]

Age 46-48 survey

The Age 46-48 Survey took place between July 2016 and July 2018 and had a particular focus on health. Just over 8,500 of you took part.

Age 42 Survey

The Age 42 Survey took place between May 2012 and April 2013, and almost 10,000 of you took part. It was the first survey to capture what your lives are like in middle age.

Age 38 Survey

The Age 38 Survey took place between October 2008 to May 2009. Just under 9,000 took part.

Age 34 Survey

The Age 34 Survey took place between February 2004 and June 2005. Just under 10,000 of you took part. At this age we also asked those of you who were parents to tell us a bit more about your children’s lives.

Age 30 Survey

The Age 30 Survey took place between 1999 and 2000. The survey sought to continue to follow your journey through adulthood. Just over 11,000 of you took part.

Age 26 Survey

The Age 26 Survey took place in 1996. This was the first adult survey and aimed to find out what you were doing in your mid-20s. Around 9,000 of you took part.

Age 16 Survey

The Age 16 Survey took place in 1986, capturing information on continued social, physical and educational development throughout your teenage years. Almost 12,000 of you took part.

Age 10 Survey

The Age 10 Survey took place between 1980 and 1981, with nearly 15,000 of you taking part. The survey examined mid-childhood health, care, education, social and family circumstances.

Age 5 Survey

The Age 5 Survey took place during 1975. Just over 13,000 of you took part. Your parents provided information on your development, and pre-school education and health care.

Birth Survey

More than 17,000 babies and their parents took part in the very first survey of BCS70 in April 1970. The survey was focused on the health of mothers and their newly born babies.

Sub-Studies

There have been a number of ‘sub-studies’ that have collected information from a smaller number of study members on special topics, such as child development and adult basic skills.