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Our Future: Waves 1-3, 2013-2015

Title details

SN: 7810
Title: Our Future: Waves 1-3, 2013-2015
Alternative title: LSYPE2
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7810-2
Series: Our Future (also known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2)) [Our Future, 2013-]
Depositor: Department for Education
Principal investigator(s): Department for Education
Kantar Public
Data collector(s): Kantar Public
Sponsor(s): Department for Education
Other acknowledgements: Wave 1: Department for Education: Our Future (formerly LSYPE2): Clare Baker, David Dawson, Tim Thair and Rachel Youngs;
National Pupil Database: Richard Lumley.

Waves 2 and 3: Data collection was carried out by Kantar Public (formerly TNS BMRB) in consortium with GfK. DfE's Longitudinal Studies team and NPD team also contributed towards this deposit.

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Department for Education, Kantar Public. (2018). Our Future: Waves 1-3, 2013-2015. [data collection]. 2nd Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 7810, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7810-2

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Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
Higher and further - Education
Primary, pre-primary and secondary - Education
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture
Youth - Social stratification and groupings

Abstract

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The Department for Education (DfE) commissioned the Our Future study (also known as the Second Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2)) at the beginning of 2013. This is one of the largest and most challenging studies of young people ever commissioned and aims to build upon the Next Steps study (LSYPE1), which began in 2004, following young people from the age of 13/14 onwards (Next Steps is held at the UK Data Archive under SN 5545 (End User Licence) and SN 7104 (Secure Access)).

The purposes of Our Future are:
  • to follow a sample of young people through the final years of compulsory education; through their transition from compulsory education to other forms of education, training employment, and other activities
  • to collect information about their career paths and about the factors affecting them; and
  • to provide a strategic evidence base about the lives and experiences of young people
It is intended that Our Future will track a sample of over 13,000 young people from the age of 13/14 annually through to the age of 20 (seven waves).

The study currently includes data from Wave 1 to 3 of Our Future. Face-to-face interviews with both the young people and their parents were conducted between April and September 2013 when the young people were 13/14 (in school Year 9) for Wave 1, between April and September 2014 when the young people were 14/15 (in Year 10) for Wave 2 and between April and September 2015 when the young people were 15/16 (in Year 11) for Wave 3.

Besides the End User Licence version, two other versions of the Our Future data are available from the UK Data Archive: the Secure Access version (SN 7838) and the Safe Room version (SN 7813), which are both subject to more restrictive access conditions. See the respective catalogue records for details of data contents.

For the second edition (March 2018), data and documentation for Waves 2 and 3 were added to the study.

Main Topics:
The survey covers a wide range of topics including:
  • the young person's family background;
  • parental socio-economic status;
  • personal characteristics;
  • attitudes, experiences and behaviours;
  • parental employment;
  • income and family environment as well as local deprivation;
  • the school(s) the young person attends/has attended;
  • the young person's future plans;
  • physical and mental health.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 2013 - 2015
Dates of fieldwork: Wave 1: April 2013 - September 2013
Wave 2: April 2014 - September 2014
Wave 3: April 2015 - September 2015
Country: England
Spatial units: Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
The study population consists of young people who were in Year 9 (or equivalent) in schools in England in 2013.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Wave 1 - 3 included at present.
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for further details.
Number of units: Wave 1: 13,100 households
Wave 2: 11,166 households
Wave 3: 10,010 households
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTADOLESCENTSADOPTION
AGEALCOHOL USEANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
APPRENTICESHIPASPIRATIONASSAULT
ATTITUDESBIRTH WEIGHTBULLYING
CABINET MINISTERSCANNABISCANVASSING
CARE OF DEPENDANTSCAREERS GUIDANCECAREGIVERS
CARSCENTRAL GOVERNMENTCHAT ROOMS
CHILD CARECHILD DAY CARECHILD WORKERS
CHILDRENCHRONIC ILLNESSCLUBS
COEDUCATIONAL SCHOOLSCOMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLSCOMPUTERS
CONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)COUNSELLORSCULTURAL IDENTITY
CULTURAL STUDIESDECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTDISABILITIES
DRUG ABUSEECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC ACTIVITY
EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCEEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATESEDUCATIONAL CHOICEEDUCATIONAL FEES
EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCEEDUCATIONAL TESTSELECTION BROADCASTING
ELECTION CAMPAIGNSELECTION TURNOUTELECTORAL ISSUES
ELECTORAL SYSTEMSELECTORAL VOTINGELECTORS
EMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYMENTENGLAND
ENGLISH (LANGUAGE)ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATIONETHNIC GROUPS
ETHNIC GROUPSFAMILIESFAMILY ENVIRONMENT
FAMILY INFLUENCEFATHER'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYFATHER'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
FATHER'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSFATHERSFIELDS OF STUDY
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFOSTER CAREFREE SCHOOL MEALS
FRIENDSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFUTURE
GENDERGENDERGREEN PARTY (UNITED KINGDOM)
HARASSMENTHEALTHHEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)
HIGHER EDUCATIONHOMEWORKHOURS OF WORK
HOUSEHOLD BUDGETSHOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENURE
HOUSING TENUREHOUSINGILL HEALTH
INCOMEINDUSTRIESINTERNET ACCESS
INTERNET USEINTERNETINTERPERSONAL CONFLICT
KEY SKILLSLABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LANGUAGES USED AT HOME
LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIESLESSONSLIBERAL DEMOCRATS (GREAT BRITAIN)
LIFE SATISFACTIONLISTENING TO MUSICMARITAL STATUS
MARITAL STATUSMATHEMATICS EDUCATIONMEALS
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTMENTAL HEALTHMOBILE PHONES
MOTHER'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYMOTHER'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDMOTHERS
MOTOR VEHICLESNATIONAL ELECTIONSNATIONAL IDENTITY
NEWSPAPER READERSHIPOCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIES
PARENT PARTICIPATIONPARENT RESPONSIBILITYPARENTAL ENCOURAGEMENT
PARENTAL ROLEPARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARENTS
PARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPPARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIPPARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONSPART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPERSONAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT
PLACE OF BIRTHPLACE OF BIRTHPOCKET MONEY
POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL COALITIONS
POLITICAL CORRUPTIONPOLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL ISSUES
POLITICAL LEADERSPOLITICAL MANIFESTOSPOLITICAL PARTICIPATION
PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATIONPRIVATE SCHOOLSPUBLIC OPINION POLLS
QUALIFICATIONSREADING (ACTIVITY)RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERESIDENTIAL MOBILITY
SCHOOL DISCIPLINESCHOOL PUNISHMENTSSCHOOLS
SCHOOLTEACHERSSCIENCE EDUCATIONSCOTLAND
SCOTTISH EXECUTIVESCOTTISH GOVERNMENTSCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY
SCOTTISH NATIONALISMSCOTTISH PARLIAMENTSCOTTISH SOCIALIST PARTY
SECONDARY EDUCATIONSELECTIVE SCHOOLSSEX EDUCATION
SEXUAL AWARENESSSIBLINGSSLEEP
SMOKINGSOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CLASS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL LIFESOCIAL MEDIA
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION
SPORTSPORTS FACILITIESSPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
SPOUSESSTATE SCHOOLSSTEPCHILDREN
STUDYTACTICAL VOTINGTIME
TRUANCYTRUST IN GOVERNMENTTUTORING
VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING INTENTION
VOTINGWAGESYOUTH CLUBS
YOUTH GANGSYOUTH

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 04 November 2015
Latest edition: 28 March 2018 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Known Missing or Unrealistic Data known_missing_or_unrealistic_data_lsype2_w1_release.xlsx 235
Derived Variable Documentation lsype2w1_derived_variable_documentation.pdf 1378
Missing Key Stage 2 Data: Technical Report (Wave 1) lsype2_missing_key_stage2_data.pdf 2469
Wave 1 User Guide lsype2_user_guide_to_the_datasets-_wave_1_final_for_archiving.pdf 580
Waves 2 and 3 User Guide lsype2_user_guide_to_the_datasets_waves_2_3_v6.pdf 304
Wave 2 Derived Variable Documentation lsype2_wave_2_derived_variable_documentation_v4.pdf 578
Wave 3 Derived Variable Documentation lsype2_wave_3_derived_variable_documentation_v4.pdf 497
Wave 1 Technical Report lsype_wave_1_technical_report.pdf 2649
Waves 2 and 3 Technical Report technical_report_lsype_wave_2_and_3_v6.pdf 3591
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7810_Information.htm 6
READ File read7810.htm 10

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Lessof, C. et al (2016) Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 2, Department for Education Research Report, July. ISBN 978-1-78105-561-8. Retrieved 5 April 2018 from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/longitudinal-study-of-young-people-in-england-cohort-2-wave-2

Lasher, S., and Baker, C. (2015) Bullying: evidence from the longitudinal study of young people in England 2, wave 2, Research Brief, Department for Education.

Baker, C. et al (2014) Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 1, Department for Education Research Report, November. ISBN 978-1-78105-437-6. Retrieved 5 April 2018 from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/longitudinal-study-of-young-people-in-england-cohort-2-wave-1

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