Formerly known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), Next Steps is a longitudinal study which followed a sample of around 16,000 people born in 1989/1990. Participants were interviewed annually for seven waves until they were aged 19/20 in 2010, and then again in Wave 8 at the age of 25. The information collected during Waves 1–7 of the study covered family background and parents’ employment status, young person’s characteristics, attitudes, experiences and behaviours, education and schooling. The coverage of study was broadened at Wave 8 to collect more information about health and well-being and identity and participation, as well as family and relationships, employment, education and income. Next Steps is an active study and will continue to carry out data collection (Age 31 data collection will start in 2021), administrative data linkages (hospitalisations and education data), and data updates.
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