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Understanding Society: Waves 1-7, 2009-2016 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Secure Access

Title details

SN: 6676
Title: Understanding Society: Waves 1-7, 2009-2016 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Secure Access
Alternative title: United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study; UKHLS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6676-7
Series: Understanding Society [Understanding Society: Waves 1- , 2008-: Secure Access]
Depositor: University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Principal investigator(s): NatCen Social Research
University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Kantar Public
Data collector(s): Millward Brown Ulster
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Education
Department for Transport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Communities and Local Government
Scottish Government
Welsh Assembly Government
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Food Standards Agency
Department of Health
Northern Ireland Executive
Grant number: ES/K005146

Citation

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NatCen Social Research, University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research, Kantar Public. (2017). Understanding Society: Waves 1-7, 2009-2016 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Secure Access. [data collection]. 7th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 6676, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6676-7

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Subject Categories

Consumer behaviour - Economics
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
General - Health
Income, property and investment - Economics
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture

Abstract

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Understanding Society (UK Household Longitudinal Study), which began in 2009, is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Essex, and the survey research organisations are Kantar Public and NatCen. It builds on and incorporates, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), which began in 1991. The latest release combines the first seven waves of Understanding Society data with harmonised data from all eighteen waves of the BHPS. As multi-topic studies, the purpose of Understanding Society and BHPS is to understand short- and long-term effects of social and economic change in the UK at the household and individual levels. The study has a strong emphasis on domains of family and social ties, employment, education, financial resources, and health.

Understanding Society is an annual survey of each adult member of a nationally representative sample. The same individuals are re-interviewed in each wave approximately 12 months apart. When individuals move they are followed within the UK and anyone joining their households are also interviewed as long as they are living with them. The study has five sample components: the general population sample, a boost sample of ethnic minority group members, an immigrant and ethnic minority boost sample (from wave 6), participants from the BHPS and the Innovation Panel (which is a separate standalone survey (see SN 6849 for EUL version; SN 7083 for Special Licence version; and SN 7332 for Secure Access version). The fieldwork period is for 24 months. Data collection primarily uses computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), but includes a telephone mop up, and from Wave 7 of Understanding Society, web-based interviews. One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older participates in the individual adult interview and self-completed questionnaire. Youths aged 10 to 15 are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. For the general and BHPS samples biomarker, genetic and epigenetic data are also available (see SN 7251).

Further information about the survey may be found on the Understanding Society main stage webpage.

Secure Access Dataset:
The Understanding Society: Waves 1-7, 2009-2016 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Secure Access dataset contains British National Grid postcode grid references (at 1m resolution) for the unit postcode of each household surveyed, derived from the ONS National Statistics Postcode Directory (NSPD). Grid references are presented in terms of Eastings and Northings, which are distances in metres (east and north, respectively) from the origin (0,0), which lies to the west of the Scilly Isles. Each grid reference is given a positional quality indicator to denote the accuracy of the grid reference. In the majority of cases, the assigned grid reference relates to the building of the matched address closest to the postcode mean. The grid references provided for Northern Ireland postcodes use the Irish National Grid system that covers all of Ireland and is independent of the British National Grid. No grid references are provided for postcodes in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The Secure Access version of Understanding Society 2009-2016 includes all files in the End User Licence version, plus files that contain 3 variables relating to the National Grid Reference for each household: Easting, Northing and positional quality indicator (OSGRDIND). The Secure Access version also includes a data file with full dates of birth for respondents. All other files are the same as in the End User Licence version, which is held under SN 6614.

Related UK Data Archive studies:

The Secure Access version of the dataset has more restrictive access conditions than standard End User Licence or Special Licence access datasets (see 'Access' section below). Further details and links to the less restrictive versions can be found on the Understanding Society series Key data page.

Edition history:
  • The first edition (released March 2011) comprised data and documentation from the General Population component for Wave 1, Year 1.
  • The second edition (March 2013) comprised the full set of Wave 1 data and documentation, including the second year of Wave 1, as well as finalised data and documentation from Wave 2.
  • The third edition (December 2013) included data and documentation from Wave 3, along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1 and 2. The third edition also included full dates of birth for respondents enumerated at any of the first three waves.
  • The fourth edition (January 2015) included data and documentation from Wave 4, along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1, 2 and 3. The fourth edition also included full dates of birth for respondents enumerated at any of the first four waves.
  • The fifth edition (December 2015) included data and documentation from Wave 5, along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1 - 4. The fifth edition also included full dates of birth for respondents enumerated at any of the first five waves.
  • The sixth edition (December 2016) includes data and documentation from Wave 6, along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1 - 5. The sixth edition also includes full dates of birth for respondents enumerated at any of the first six waves.
  • For the seventh edition (November 2017), Wave 7 data have been added and some minor changes made to Waves 1- 6. In addition, harmonised versions (i.e. specifically designed to be used in conjunction with Understanding Society waves) of the British Household Panel Study (BHPS Waves 1 to 18) have been added. See documentation for details of the changes.
Suitable data analysis software
These data are provided by the depositor in Stata format. Users are strongly advised to analyse them in Stata. Transfer to other formats may result in unforeseen issues. Stata SE or MP software is needed to analyse the larger files, which contain over 2,047 variables.

Main Topics:
The survey instrument is constructed using modules. For a fuller listing of modules and questionnaire content see the User Manual or the online documentation system.

The household questionnaire includes a household composition listing of all household members with information about gender, date of birth, marital and employment status, and relationship to the household respondent. The household questionnaire also includes questions about housing, mortgage or rent payments, material deprivation, and consumer durables and cars.

The individual interview is asked of every person in the household aged 16 or over. It includes questions about demographics, baseline information, family background, ethnicity and language use; migration, partnership and fertility histories; health, disability and caring; current employment and earnings; employment status (for persons interviewed January-June); parenting and childcare arrangements; family networks; benefit payments; political party identification; household finances; environmental behaviours; consents to administrative data linkage. A proxy module, comprising a much shortened version of the individual questionnaire may be completed by one person on behalf of another; it collects demographic, health and employment information, as well as a summary income measure.

Those who completed an individual adult interview also complete a self-completion questionnaire. It includes subjective questions, particularly those which are potentially sensitive or require more privacy. For example, feelings of depression (GHQ-12) and well-being, sleep behaviour, environmental attitudes and beliefs, neighbourhood participation and belonging, life satisfaction, activities with partner and relationship quality. A youth self-completion questionnaire is completed by 10-15 year olds. It includes questions on computer and technology use, family support, sibling relationships, feelings about areas of life, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), health behaviours, smoking and drinking, and aspirations.

Standard measures used:
Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 12 (SF-12)
General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12)
Warwick Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
Material deprivation
Child deprivation
Neighbourhood cohesion

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: January 2009 - May 2017 - BHPS was conducted annually, between September 1991 - April 2009.
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Countries
Government Office Regions
British National Grid
Irish National Grid
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Alpha/numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Households and their individual members resident in the United Kingdom.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Two-stage stratified systematic sample - see documentation for details
Number of units: Approximately 40,000 households were included in the sample at Wave 1. See documentation for breakdown of numbers and response rates for each wave.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Web-based survey (from Wave 7).
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTACCIDENTSACCOUNTS
ADOLESCENTSADOPTED CHILDRENADOPTIVE PARENTS
ADULTSAGEALCOHOL USE
ALCOHOLIC DRINKSAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENTASPIRATION
ASSAULTATTITUDESBEDROOMS
BIRTH WEIGHTBREAST-FEEDINGBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES
BROADBANDBULLYINGBUSINESSES
CABLE TELEVISIONCARE OF DEPENDANTSCARE OF THE DISABLED
CARE OF THE ELDERLYCAREGIVERSCENTRAL HEATING
CHILD BENEFITSCHILD CARECHILD DAY CARE
CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTSCHILDBIRTHCHILDREN
CITIZENSHIPCIVIL PARTNERSHIPSCLEANING
CLINICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTSCLOTHINGCOHABITATION
COHABITINGCOLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERSCOMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR
COMMUTINGCOMPACT DISC PLAYERSCOMPUTERS
CONFECTIONERYCONSUMER GOODSCOSTS
COUNCIL TAXCRIME VICTIMSCRIMINAL DAMAGE
CULTURAL GOODSDEATHDEBILITATIVE ILLNESS
DEBTSDEGREESDEPRESSION
DISABILITIESDISABLED PERSONSDISCRIMINATION
DISEASESDIVORCEDOMESTIC APPLIANCES
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONSELECTRIC POWER SUPPLYELECTRONIC GAMES
EMOTIONAL STATESEMPLOYEESEMPLOYERS
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
EMPLOYMENTENERGY CONSUMPTIONENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATIONENVIRONMENTAL ISSUESENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS
ETHNIC GROUPSETHNIC MINORITIESEXAMINATIONS
EXPENDITUREFAMILIESFAMILY DISORGANIZATION
FAMILY ENVIRONMENTFAMILY LIFEFAMILY MEMBERS
FAMILY SIZEFATHER'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYFATHER'S PLACE OF BIRTH
FATHERSFINANCIAL DIFFICULTIESFINANCIAL EXPECTATIONS
FINANCIAL RESOURCESFINANCIAL SUPPORTFOOD
FREQUENCYFRIENDSFRUIT
FUEL OILSFUELSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
FURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONFURNITUREFURTHER EDUCATION
GAS SUPPLYGENDERGRANDPARENTS
GRID REFERENCESHAPPINESSHEALTH
HEATING SYSTEMSHEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)HIGHER EDUCATION
HOLIDAYSHOME BUYINGHOME CONTENTS INSURANCE
HOME OWNERSHIPHOURS OF WORKHOUSE PRICES
HOUSEHOLD BUDGETSHOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSESHOUSEWORKHOUSING BENEFITS
HOUSING CONDITIONSHOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING FINANCE
HOUSING NEEDSHOUSING TENUREHOUSING
ILL HEALTHINCOMEINSURANCE
INTEREST (FINANCE)INTERNET ACCESSINTERNET USE
INVESTMENTJOB CHANGINGJOB HUNTING
JOB SATISFACTIONJUVENILE DELINQUENCYLANDLORDS
LANGUAGESLEAVING HOME (YOUTH)LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES
LIFE SATISFACTIONLIVING ABROADLOANS
MANAGERSMARITAL HISTORYMARITAL STATUS
MARRIAGE DISSOLUTIONMARRIAGEMEALS
MOBILE PHONESMORTGAGE ARREARSMORTGAGES
MOTHER'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYMOTHER'S PLACE OF BIRTHMOTHERS
MOTOR PROCESSESMOTOR VEHICLESNATIONALISM
NATIONALITYNEIGHBOURHOODSNEIGHBOURS
OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONAL TRAINING
OCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIESOVERTIME
PAINPARENT RESPONSIBILITYPARENTAL ROLE
PARENTAL SUPERVISIONPARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARTICIPATION
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPATIENTSPAYMENTS
PERSONAL DEBT REPAYMENTPHYSICAL MOBILITYPLACE OF BIRTH
PLACE OF RESIDENCEPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDES
POLITICAL INTERESTPRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONSPRIVATE SCHOOLS
PRIVATE SECTORPROFITSPUBLIC SECTOR
QUALIFICATIONSQUALITY OF LIFERECREATIONAL FACILITIES
RECYCLINGRELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE
RELIGIOUS DOCTRINESRENEWABLE ENERGYRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRETIREMENT
ROOMSRURAL AREASSAFETY AND SECURITY
SATELLITE RECEIVERSSATISFACTIONSAVINGS
SCHOOL PUNISHMENTSSCHOOL-LEAVING AGESCHOOLS
SEASONAL EMPLOYMENTSELF-EMPLOYEDSELF-ESTEEM
SHOPPINGSIBLINGSSLEEP
SMOKINGSOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CAPITAL
SOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL INEQUALITY
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
SOLAR POWERSOLID FUEL HEATINGSPOUSES
STANDARD OF LIVINGSTATE EDUCATIONSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS
STEPCHILDRENSTUDENT TRANSPORTATIONSTUDENTS
SUBCONTRACTINGSUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORS
TELEPHONESTELEVISION RECEIVERSTELEVISION VIEWING
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENTTHEFTTIED HOUSING
TIMETRAININGTRAVELLING TIME
TRUANCYUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYED
UNEMPLOYMENTUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONUNITED KINGDOM
URBAN AREASVEGETABLESVOTING BEHAVIOUR
VOTING INTENTIONWAGESWEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)
WELSH (LANGUAGE)WIDOWEDWIND POWER
WORKING WOMENWORKPLACEYOUTH

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 28 March 2011
Latest edition: 27 November 2017 (7th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Economic and Social Research Council
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)
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Variable Comparison 6676_iemb-non-iemb_question_comparison_2016.xlsx 68
Descriptions of geographical identifiers, November 2011 6676a_geographical_identifiers_nov11.pdf 467
Waves 1-7 geographical identifiers lookup tables 6676a_geographical_lookup_tables_waves1_7.pdf 338
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS 6676a_ukda_data_dictionary_bhps.pdf 71383
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - Und Soc 6676a_ukda_data_dictionary_us.pdf 22134
US Harmonised BHPS User Guide 6676_bhps_harmonised_user_guide.pdf 388
BHPS User Manual 6676_bhps_user_manual_volume_a.pdf 6546
Ethnicity and Immigration Research: User Guide 6676_ethnicity_immigration_guide_ed4.pdf 937
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Fieldwork Documents 6676_iemb_fieldwork_documents.pdf 4966
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Questionnaire 6676_iemb_questionnaire.pdf 3848
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Technical Report 6676_iemb_technical_report.pdf 310
Publications List 6676_publications.pdf 795
Wave 1: Fieldwork Documents 6676_wave1_fieldwork_documents.pdf 2598
Wave 1: Questionnaires 6676_wave1_questionnaires.pdf 4244
Wave 1: Technical Report 6676_wave1_technical_report.pdf 389
Waves 1-6: Revision 2017 6676_wave1_to_6_revisions_2017.pdf 376
Waves 1-7: User Guide 2017 6676_wave1_to_7_user_guide.pdf 1081
Wave 2: Fieldwork Documents 6676_wave2_fieldwork_documents.pdf 2241
Wave 2: Questionnaires 6676_wave2_questionnaires.pdf 5225
Wave 2: Technical Report 6676_wave2_technical_report.pdf 257
Wave 3: Fieldwork Documents 6676_wave3_fieldwork_documents.pdf 4642
Wave 3: Leaflets and Advance Letter 6676_wave3_leaflets_advance_letter.pdf 2443
Wave 3: Questionnaires 6676_wave3_questionnaires.pdf 8356
Wave 3: Technical Report 6676_wave3_technical_report.pdf 1900
Wave 4: Fieldwork Documents 6676_wave4_fieldwork_documents.pdf 5800
Wave 4: Leaflets and Advance Letter 6676_wave4_leaflets_advance_letter.pdf 1179
Wave 4: Questionnaires 6676_wave4_questionnaires.pdf 8024
Wave 4: Technical Report 6676_wave4_technical_report.pdf 1473
Wave 5: Fieldwork Documents 6676_wave5_fieldwork_documents.pdf 5580
Wave 5: Leaflets and Advance Letter 6676_wave5_leaflets_advance_letter.pdf 1637
Wave 5: Questionnaires 6676_wave5_questionnaires.pdf 8973
Wave 5: Technical Report 6676_wave5_technical_report.pdf 1277
Wave 6: Advance Letters 6676_wave6_advance_letters.pdf 3068
Wave 6: Fieldwork Documents 6676_wave6_fieldwork_documents.pdf 9624
Wave 6: Questionnaires 6676_wave6_questionnaires.pdf 7371
Wave 6: Technical Report 6676_wave6_technical_report.pdf 530
Wave 7: Advance Letters 6676_wave7_advance_letters.pdf 4517
Wave 7: Fieldwork Documents 6676_wave7_fieldwork_documents.pdf 6667
Wave 7: Questionnaires 6676_wave7_questionnaires.pdf 18681
Wave 7: Technical Report 6676_wave7_technical_report.pdf 1129
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6676_Information.htm 7
READ File read6676.htm 14

Publications

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For links to publications based on Understanding Society, including those listed below and others, please see the Understanding Society Publications webpage.


Burton, J., Nandi, A. and Platt, L. (2008) Who are the UK's ethnic minority groups? Issues of identification and measurement in a longitudinal survey, ISER Working Paper 2008-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2008-02

Gray, M., Uhrig, S. C. N., Constantine, R., d'Ardenne, J. and Blake, M. (2008) Cognitive testing of Understanding Society. The UK Household Longitudinal Study questionnaire, ISER Working Paper 2008-4. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2008-04

Lynn, P. (2009), Sample design for Understanding Society, ISER Working Paper 2009-1. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2009-01

Berthoud, R., Fumagalli, L., Lynn, P., Platt, L. (2009) Design of the ethnic minority boost sample, ISER Working Paper 2009-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2009-02

Nandi, A. and Platt, L. (2009) Developing ethnic identity questions for Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, ISER Working Paper 2009-3. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2009-03

Rabe, B. (2011) Geographical identifiers in Understanding Society, version 1, ISER Working Paper 2011-1. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2011-01

Nandi, A., Platt, L. (2011) Effect of interview modes on measurement of identity, ISER Working Paper 2011-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2011-02

Booker, C. and Sacker, A. (2011) ‘Limiting long-term illness and subjective well-being in families’, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 3(1), pp.41-65.

Lynn, P. (2011) Maintaining cross-sectional representativeness in a longitudinal general population survey, ISER Working Paper 2011-4. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2011-04

Ferragina, E., Tomlinson, M. and Walker, R. (2011) ‘Determinants of participation in the United Kingdom: a preliminary analysis’, Understanding Society .

Knies, G. (2011) ‘Life satisfaction and material well-being of young people in the UK’, Understanding Society .

Lynn, P., Burton, J., Kaminska, O., Knies, G. and Nandi, A. (2012) An initial look at non-response and attrition in Understanding Society, ISER Working Paper 2012-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2012-02

Lynn, P. (2012) The propensity of older respondents to participate in a general population survey, ISER Working Paper 2012-3. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2012-03

Knies, G., Burton, J. and Sala, E. (2012) ‘Consenting to health record linkage: evidence from a multi-purpose longitudinal survey of a general population’, BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), p.52.

Longhi S. (2013) Individual pro-environmental behaviour in the household context, ISER Working Paper 2013-21. Retrieved 17 February 2014 from https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2013-21.pdf

McFall, S. L. and Buck, N. (2013) ‘Understanding Society – the UK Household Longitudinal Survey: a resource for demographers’, in Applied Demography and Public Health, Springer Netherlands, pp.357-369.

Tippett, N., Wolke, D. and Platt, L. (2013) ‘Ethnicity and bullying involvement in a national UK youth sample’ Journal of Adolescence, 36(4), pp.639-649.

Resulting from secondary analysis:

For links to publications based on Understanding Society, including those listed below and others, please see the Understanding Society Publications webpage.

Demey, D., Berrington, A., Evandrou, M. and Falkingham, J. (2011) 'The changing demography of mid-life, from the 1980s to the 2000s', Population Trends, 145 (Autumn), pp.16-34. Retrieved October 19th, 2011 from http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/population-trends-rd/population-trends/no--145--autumn-2011/ard-pt145-changing-demography.pdf

Demey, D., Berrington, A., Evandrou, M., Falkingham, J. and McGowan, T. (2011) How has mid-life changed in Britain since the 1980s?, CPC Briefing Paper No. 2. Retrieved October 19th, 2011 from http://www.cpc.ac.uk/resources/downloads/Mid_Life_in_Britain_briefing2.pdf

McAloney, K. (2012) 'Inter-faith relationships in Great Britain: prevalence and implications for psychological well-being', Mental Health, Religion and Culture, (online), DOI:10.1080/13674676.2012.714359

Berrington, A., Stone, J. and Falkingham, J. (2013) The impact of parental characteristics and contextual effects on returns to the parental home in Britain, CPC Working Paper 29.

Crawford, C., Dearden, L. and Greaves, E. (2013) When you are born matters: evidence for England, IFS Reports, R80, London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. doi: 10.1920/re.ifs.2013.0080. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/comms/r80.pdf

Crawford, C., Dearden, L. and Greaves, E. (2013) The impact of age within academic year on adult outcomes, IFS Working Papers, W13/07, May. London: Institute for Fiscal Studies. doi: 10.1920/wp.ifs.2013.1307. Retrieved August 19, 2013 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/wps/wp201307.pdf

Demey, D., Berrington, A., Evandrou, M. and Falkingham, J. (2013) 'Pathways into living alone in mid-life: diversity and policy implications', Advances in Life Course Research, 18(3), pp.161-174. doi:10.1016/j.alcr.2013.02.001

McAloney, K. (2013) ‘Mixed’ religion relationships and well-being in Northern Ireland’, Journal of Religion and Health, pp.1-10.

Demey, D., Berrington, A., Evandrou, M. and Falkingham, J. (2014) 'Living alone and psychological well-being in mid-life: does partnership history matter?', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 168(5), pp.403-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2013-202932

Hutchinson, J., White, P.C.L. and Graham, H. (2014) 'Differences in the social patterning of active travel between urban and rural populations: findings from a large UK household survey', International Journal of Public Health. doi 10.1007/s00038-014-0578-2

Correa, S., Durrant, G.B. and P.W. Smith (2014) When to stop calling? Using call record data to assess nonresponse bias in a longitudinal study, paper presented to the International Workshop on Household Survey Nonresponse, 2 September 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Longhi S. (2014) 'Cultural diversity and subjective wellbeing', IZA Journal of Migration, 3(13), DOI: 10.1186/2193-9039-3-13

Kumar,A., Rotik, M. and Ussher, K. (2014) Pay progression: understanding the barriers for the lowest paid, London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Retrieved April 23, 2015, from http://www.cipd.co.uk/binaries/pay-progression_2014-understanding-the-barriers-for-the-lowest-paid.pdf

Cruise, S.M., Patterson, L., Cardwell, C.R. and O'Reilly, D. (2015) 'Large panel-survey data demonstrated country-level and ethnic minority variation in consent for health record linkage', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 68, pp.684-692. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.01.011 (ISSN 0895-4356).

Dodds, R.M., Syddall, H.E., Cooper, R. et al. (2014) 'Grip strength across the life course: normative data from twelve British studies', PLoS ONE, 9(12): e113637. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113637

Evans, K. (2016)Working well: how employers can improve the wellbeing and productivity of their workforce, London: Social Market Foundation. Retrieved February 2nd, 2016 from http://www.smf.co.uk/publications/working-well-how-employers-can-improve-the-wellbeing-and-productivity-of-their-workforce/

Keohane, N. (2016) Longer lives, stronger families: the changing nature of intergenerational support, London: Social Market Foundation. ISBN: 978-1-910683-08-8. Retrieved February 8th, 2016 from http://www.smf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Publication-Longer-Lives-Stronger-Families-The-changing-nature-of-intergenerational-support.pdf

Wakeling, P., Berrington, A. and Duta, A. (2015) Investigating an age threshold for independence at postgraduate level, Bristol: Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved June 7th, 2016 from http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/rereports/Year/2015/pgind/Title,105806,en.html

Wheatley, D. and Bickerton, C., (2016) 'Subjective well-being and engagement in arts, culture and sport', Journal of Cultural Economics, forthcoming. doi: 10.1007/s10824-016-9270-0.

Zischka L. (2016) The link between 'giving' behaviours and a healthy social environment, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Reading. See record at http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/66399

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