Overview

Aims
Next Steps is a longitudinal survey collecting information about young people in England aged 13 to 14 in 2004. Previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, the study was originally designed to examine key factors affecting educational progress, attainment and transitions following the end of compulsory education and collects data on education, employment, economic circumstances, family life, physical and emotional health and wellbeing, social participation and attitudes.

Institution
Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) - Institute of Education (IoE), UCL

Geographic coverage
England

Start date
2004

Sample

Sample type
Cohort study

Sample details
Next Steps cohort members were selected to be representative of young people in Year 9 (or equivalent) in England who were born between 1 September 1989 and 31 August 1990. The sample included pupils in both state and independent schools, as well as Pupil Referral Units. Sample boosts took place for some minority ethnic groups when cohort members were aged 16-17 at the fourth wave.

Sample size at recruitment
15770

Sample size at most recent sweep
8,682 (LSYPE 7)

Sex
All

Age at recruitment
13-14 years

Cohort year of birth
1989-90

Data

Data access
UK Data Service
https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/data-access-training/access-ukds/

Genetic data collected

Linkage to administrative data

Additional information

Website
cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/next-steps

Related Themes
Administrative data, cognitive measures, education, COVID

Notes
Previously known as Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England (LSYPE)

Reference paper

Department for Education (2011). LSYPE user guide to the datasets: Wave one to wave seven. Department for Education, London.

Funders
Economic and Social Research Council
Department for Education
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