National Child Development Study (NCDS)

NCDS is following the lives of more than 17,000 people born across England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958.

About the study

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) is following the lives of more than 17,000 people born across England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958. Over the course of your lives, we have collected information on your health, your physical, cognitive and social development, your education and employment, your home lives, and your social participation and attitudes.

Thank you for your continued support of NCDS

You can find all the information you need about the study, the 11th survey (2019-2022) and celebrate the first 60 years of NCDS on a dedicated website for participants.

Our pledge to you 

We understand you may have some questions about how we deal with your personal information and keep is secure.

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