Welcome to Child of our Time, a blog about the health and happiness of children and young people living in the UK.
We are a team of researchers at the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies, University College London, tracking people’s lives using a wide range of data sets, sources and information, asking important questions based on existing and emerging evidence.
This blog is aimed at sharing our research and the research of others doing similar work, with policy makers, parents and people who work with and are interested in the outcomes of children and young people. Its purpose is to make sure that what we find can be properly understood and taken into consideration when decisions that affect our children’s futures are being made.
You may remember the BBC programme Child of our Time that was following 25 children born at the turn of the millennium, well our research tracks the lives of thousands of children, helping us provide important and influential evidence on their their health and their happiness over time.
Our blog includes easy-to-understand summaries of recent and new research from a number of important impactful research projects, reflections on what that research might mean for society and recommendations for policy and practitice.