New National Birth Cohort Study Could Support Summer Born Research

A report published in The Financial, ‘Researchers Pilot Plans for New National Birth Cohort Study‘, provides information about a new UK-wide study that aims to follow babies born in the 2020s for more than 70 years, beginning in 2024.

The researchers will first test the viability of their Early Life Cohort Study over a 2 year period, and The Financial highlights summer born research that can be conducted over time:

“In another example of the benefits of birth cohort studies, researchers have shown that summer-born children are disadvantaged by the school admissions system.”

According to the report, the study pilot is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation.

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