Understanding Society: The UK Longitudinal Household Study

Lead Research Organisation: University of Essex
Department Name: Inst for Social and Economic Research

Abstract

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Publications

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Francesconi M (2009) The Effect of Lone Motherhood on the Smoking Behaviour of Young Adults in SSRN Electronic Journal

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Knies G (2009) The Effects of Mobility on Neighbourhood Social Ties in SSRN Electronic Journal

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Platt L (2009) Social Activity, Social Isolation and Ethnicity in The Sociological Review

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Schraudenbach A (2009) Contraceptive use and contraception type in women by body mass index category. in Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health

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Brynin, Malcolm; Ermisch, John (2008) Changing Relationships

 
Title Understanding society : wave 1, 2009-2010 
Description Understanding Society, or the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Essex. The survey research organisation is National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), and in Northern Ireland, the Central Survey Unit of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). As a multi-topic household survey, the purpose of Understanding Society is to understand social and economic change in Britain at the household and individual levels. It is anticipated that over time the study will permit examination of short- and long-term effects of social and economic change, including policy interventions, on the general well-being of the UK population. The study has a strong emphasis on domains of family and social ties, work, financial resources, and health. Further information about the survey may be found in the documentation, and on the Understanding Society web site. The study is an annual survey of each adult member of a nationally representative sample. The same individuals are re-interviewed in each wave. If individuals leave their household, all adult members of their new household are interviewed. Each wave is collected over 24 months, such that the first wave of data collection started in January 2009 and finished in January 2011. Data collection takes place using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older answers the individual adult interview and self-completion questionnaire. Young people aged 10 to 15 years are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL http://www.esds.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=6614
 
Title Understanding society : wave 1, year 1, 2009 : secure data service access, national grid reference (easting, northing, OSGRDIND) 
Description Understanding Society, or the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Essex. The survey research organisation is National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), and in Northern Ireland, the Central Survey Unit of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). As a multi-topic household survey, the purpose of Understanding Society is to understand social and economic change in Britain at the household and individual levels. It is anticipated that over time the study will permit examination of short- and long-term effects of social and economic change, including policy interventions, on the general well-being of the UK population. The study has a strong emphasis on domains of family and social ties, work, financial resources, and health. Further information about the survey may be found in the documentation, and on the Understanding Society web site. The study is an annual survey of each adult member of a nationally representative sample. The same individuals are re-interviewed in each wave. If individuals leave their household, all adult members of their new household are interviewed. Each wave is collected over 24 months, such that the first wave of data collection started in January 2009 and will finish in December 2011. Data collection takes place using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older answers the individual adult interview and self-completion questionnaire. Young people aged 10 to 15 years are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL http://www.esds.ac.uk/findingData/snDescription.asp?sn=6676
 
Description Ask a silly question - and get a silly answer? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact HILDA conference, Melbourne.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.melbourneinstitute.com/conf/hildaconf2009/HILDA%20Web%20Presentations/Session%208/Pudney,...
 
Description Panel data analysis of microdata 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Lecture as part of Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.essex.ac.uk/summerschool/courses/session1/1i.html