Research and analysis

Relationship between adult learning and wellbeing: evidence from the 1958 National Child Development Study

Examines evidence on participation in, the characteristics of, and the benefits of lifelong learning. BIS research paper number 94.

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Report examining evidence on the extent of participation in lifelong learning, the characteristics of lifelong learning and the benefits of lifelong learning. It looks at patterns of participation in different forms of lifelong learning, the characteristics of learners, whether qualifications were gained and at what level. It models the effect of participation in different types of lifelong learning on individual wellbeing and health-related outcomes, focusing on life-satisfaction, self-efficacy, depression, smoking, alcohol consumption and exercising.