Research and analysis

Contribution of basic skills to health related outcomes during adulthood: evidence from the BCS70

Report on a study to estimate the association of adult basic skills to changes in health. BIS research paper number 91.

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Report on a study that used British Cohort Study 1970 (BCS70) data, on adult basic skills (at age 34) and health outcomes (at ages 34 and 38) to estimate the association of adult basic skills to changes in health. It used information on highest educational qualifications in adulthood to explore the relationship between adult basic skills and changes in health. It also included important childhood factors to look at how these factors related to the formation of basic skills in adulthood and adult health.