Source: Office for National Statistics – Births in England and Wales
- A birth within marriage/civil partnership is that of a child born to parents who were lawfully married/in a civil partnership either, a) at the date of the child’s birth, or b) when the child was conceived, even if they later divorced/were granted a civil partnership dissolution or the father/second parent died before the child’s birth.
|1939 - 1945||Second World War|
|1961||Introduction of the contraceptive pill|
|1967||Family Planning Act
Made contraception readily available through the NHS
Legalised abortion under 28 weeks free on the NHS.
This page is part of Our Changing Society, a free resource developed by CLOSER to provide detailed information about the historical and political backdrop to study participants’ lives.
CLOSER’s mission is to increase the visibility, use and impact of longitudinal population studies, data and research to ensure that longitudinal evidence is used to address the health, social, economic and environmental challenges facing the UK, now and in the future.
Want to know more?
- Longitudinal News – Sign up to our monthly newsletter to hear about the latest news, blogs, research and events from the longitudinal community.
- Learning Hub – Find information and resources to help you better understand longitudinal population studies and how to use the data.
- CLOSER Discovery – Search and explore data in the UK’s most detailed search engine for longitudinal population studies.