The information collected by Child of the New Century (CNC) has helped researchers to understand how our lives are shaped by many different factors as we grow up. Findings from the study have shown how early circumstances and events can influence our physical development, our behaviour and even how well we do at school.
CNC is helping to make life better, both for young people today and for future generations. Research based on the study has had a real impact on society and helped politicians, teachers, doctors, nurses and others improve services for children and young people.
On these pages you can find out what we have learnt about different areas of your lives, and how CNC has made a difference.
Researchers have used Child of the New Century to learn how circumstances in the very first stages of our lives can influence our health and development.
Research based on Child of the New Century has explored how our families and life at home can shape us in different ways as we grow up.
Child of the New Century (CNC) has followed you through primary school and will continue to gather information about your lives in secondary school. Researchers have used CNC to learn more about a wide range of issues relating to school life, including achievement and bullying.
Child of the New Century has helped researchers understand how children’s development varies depending on the neighbourhood where they live.
Child of the New Century has helped researchers learn more about what makes children happy and the hopes they have for the future.
Child of the New Century has been vital in making the case for better mental health services for children and young people, by providing much-needed evidence on the number of young people affected and raising awareness of it at a national level.