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Our Future: Waves 1-3, 2013-2015: Secure Access

Title details

SN: 7838
Title: Our Future: Waves 1-3, 2013-2015: Secure Access
Alternative title: LSYPE2
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7838-2
Series: Our Future (also known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE2)) [Our Future, 2013 -: Secure Access]
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.

Citation

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Department for Education, Kantar Public. (2018). Our Future: Waves 1-3, 2013-2015: Secure Access. [data collection]. 2nd Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 7838, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7838-2

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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
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 Secure Access version, two other versions of the Our Future data are available: the End User Licence version (SN 7810); and the Safe Room Access version (SN 7813).

For the second edition (March 2018), data and documentation for Waves 2 and 3 were added to the study. Also included is a NPD linked data file containing linked pupil-level KS2 results and two datasets to support analysis with missing data for KS2 attainment for pupils who attended boycott schools in 2010. Further information is available in the User Guide.

Main Topics:
The Our Future survey covers a wide range of topics from the main parent, second parent and young person interviews, 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
The Secure Access version includes a general survey data file that has similar variables to the End User Licence dataset, plus the majority of sensitive derived, sample, geodemographic and survey variables excluded from the End User Licence file. Some of the most sensitive variables remain anonymised in this file. This file is accompanied by three files of National Pupil Database (NPD) data, which exclude all sensitive variables:
  • school-level census data about the school the young person attended, from 2006, 2010 and 2013, i.e. the years they completed Key Stage (KS) 1, KS2 and KS3; this also includes Ofsted ratings and geodemographic data
  • pupil-level data about the young person's KS1 attainment, from 2006
  • school-level data about the KS1 and KS4 levels of attainment in the school the young person attended, from 2006 and 2013, respectively
In addition, the Secure Access version also includes four datasets containing the most sensitive Our Future survey and geodemographic variables, covering:
  • detailed characteristics
  • income
  • health
  • care
The survey data files in the Secure Access version include the detailed geographical variables Local Authority Districts and Super Output Areas (Lower Layer). In addition, the NPD files also include Parliamentary Constituencies and Wards (Census Area Statistics).

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: Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
Regions
Wards (Census Area Statistics)
Local Authority Districts
Super Output Areas (Lower Layer)
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Institutions/organisations
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; 12,177 linked to NPD data
Wave 2: 11,166 households
Wave 3: 10,010 households; 11,885 linked to NPD data
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Educational measurements; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
NPD data are collected from a range of sources including schools, Local Authorities and awarding bodies.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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CHILD WORKERSCHILDREN IN CARECHILDREN
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COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLSCOMPUTERSCOUNSELLORS
CRIMINAL DAMAGECULTURAL IDENTITYCULTURAL STUDIES
DISABILITIESDRUG ABUSEDRUG USE
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTEDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL CHOICEEDUCATIONAL FEES
EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCEEDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENTSEDUCATIONAL TESTS
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OCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIESPARENT ATTITUDE
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PARENTAL ROLEPARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARENTS
PARENT-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPPARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONSPARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP
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PLACE OF RESIDENCEPOCKET MONEYPOLICE-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP
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SOCIAL DISADVANTAGESOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL LIFE
SOCIAL MEDIASOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATIONSPORTSPORTS FACILITIES
SPOUSESSTATE SCHOOLSSTEPCHILDREN
STUDENT ATTITUDESTUDENT TRANSPORTATIONSTUDY
TIMETRUANCYTUTORING
VERBAL SKILLSVOCATIONAL EDUCATIONWAGES
WRITING SKILLSYOUTH CLUBSYOUTH GANGS
YOUTH

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 10 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: Registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor will be informed about usage. Controlled data requirements and conditions also apply. Further information is available from Access to the Secure Lab. In addition, the Service is required to request explicit permission from the data owner prior to providing the researcher with access to the data.
Available to UK HE/FE applicants only.

Please note:
Since these data are more sensitive and/or pose a higher risk of disclosure than data made available under the standard End User Licence or under a Special Licence, they are not available for download but may be accessed through Secure Access. Access requires accreditation as an ESRC Accredited Researcher, completion of face-to-face training, and agreement to the Secure Access User Agreement and the Licence Compliance Policy. This is to ensure that the guarantee of confidentiality given to survey respondents is protected. Applications are screened by the UK Data Archive and the individual or institution having ownership of the data (or their designated authority), and access is only granted to those researchers requiring data for statistical research purposes and who can justify their need for the data. Users who obtain access to these data are also required to read and follow the Microdata Handling and Security: Guide to Good Practice.

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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Known error codes and unrealistic or missing values: Wave 1 7838known_missing_or_unrealistic_data_wave_1.xlsx 224
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary 7838allfiles_ukda_data_dictionary_2nd_ed.pdf 4013
Approaches to Address Missing KS2 Data in LSYPE2: User Guide 7838approaches_to_address_missing_ks2_data_in_lsype2_user_guide_v111.pdf 421
Derived variable documentation: Wave 1 7838derived_variables_wave_1.pdf 2546
User Guide to the Datasets: Waves 2 and 3 7838lsype2_user_guide_to_the_datasets_waves_2_3_v6.pdf 377
Wave 2 (2014) Derived Variable Documentation 7838lsype2_wave_2_derived_variable_documentation_v4.pdf 888
Wave 3 (2015) Derived Variable Documentation 7838lsype2_wave_3_derived_variable_documentation_v4.pdf 724
Missing Key Stage 2 Data 7838missing_key_stage2_data.pdf 2131
Waves 2 and 3 (2014 and 2015) Technical Report 7838technical_report_lsype_wave_2_and_3_v6.pdf 4521
Wave 1 Technical Report 7838technical_report_wave_1.pdf 3375
Wave 1 User Guide 7838user_guide_wave_1.pdf 762
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7838_Information.htm 6
READ File read7838.htm 11

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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