The Child of the New Century (CNC) team travelled to Brazil in March to talk to international researchers about how the study has helped us understand the lives of young people and their families.
The Brazilian Ministry of Social Development and Hunger Alleviation – which is responsible for running social programmes across the country – invited researchers from the UK, Brazil, Chile, Peru and the United States to a workshop in Brasilia to share ideas on how studies like CNC can inform government thinking.
The CNC team gave presentations about how we run the study, the kinds of questions we ask, what we’ve learned, and how it’s made a difference. We also had a chance to learn from Brazilian, Chilean and Peruvian researchers about the similarities and differences in following the lives of young people in South America.
By working with researchers abroad, we hope to be able to compare how life is different for young people growing up in different parts of the world.
The UK has the longest history of running studies like CNC, which follow generations of people throughout their entire lives. CNC has inspired similar studies around the world, including Ireland, New Zealand, France and Japan.