Why should I take part at age 14?

By taking part in Child of the New Century, families are helping to make life better for others in their generation, as well as for future generations. Politicians, teachers, doctors, nurses, and others use findings from the study to improve services and inform policies to help young people. Each family is unique, and helps us to build a picture of a whole generation. If families choose not to take part, we can’t replace them with anyone else.

It’s also important that we understand what life is like for different kinds of families – from different parts of the country, different backgrounds, different ethnicities etc. That’s why we need as many people as possible to keep taking part – everybody brings something new to the story.