What have we learned?

The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) is one of the most important sources of information anywhere in the world on what factors can influence our chances in life.

Government, doctors, teachers, charities and others have used the findings from BCS70 to develop services and policies that help improve people’s education, development and wellbeing. These pages list just a few of the things we’ve learned and how you’ve helped make a difference.

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