Natasha Wood
It was great to listen to Ben Goldacre’s programme ‘From Cradle to Grave’ on Radio 4, which rightly celebrated longitudinal research’s amazing contribution to our understanding of how the environment, lifestyle choices and social circumstances impact on our health. In fact, those of us who work in the social sciences have been following the lives of individuals ‘from cradle to grave’ for a really long time. Natasha Wood speaks more about the benefits of longitudinal research.

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Tags: British Cohort Study, ELSA, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, longitudinal research, Millenium Cohort Study, National Child Development Study, Understanding Society