LifeSim Adulthood


LifeSim Adulthood is a microsimulation model that extrapolates long-term economic, social and health outcomes after age 16 for each child in the Millennium Birth Cohort (MCS) in England. We plan to update the current version of LifeSim Adulthood in various ways, starting by conducting bespoke regression modelling of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS) to produce more accurate extrapolations of outcomes up to age 50.


Funding: This work was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (SRF-2013-06-015) from 2017 to 2018, the Wellcome Trust (Grant No. 205427/Z/16/Z) from 2017 to 2021 and the Prevention Research Programme from 2019 to 2021 (ActEarly Programme, MR/S037527/1).  Ongoing updates are funded by the  UKRI "Long-Term Modelling Tools for Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing Research" (Grant No. MMR/X002837/1, 2023 to 2026).