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COVID-19: a generation-defining challenge

The COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities (COSMO) study is the largest study of its kind into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life chances of a generation of young people.

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About the study

The COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities (COSMO) study is a major national longitudinal study examining the unequal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life chances of a generation of young people.

The study is the largest of its kind, capturing the experiences of young people through the pandemic and beyond. COSMO will examine how the pandemic has affected young people’s education and wellbeing, as well as longer term impacts, following their journeys through education and into the workplace.

Latest news

Explore the latest updates from the COSMO study, including blog posts, press releases and events on the impacts of the pandemic on young people’s life chances.