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

Title details

SN: 6931
Title: Understanding Society: Waves 1-7, 2009-2016 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access
Alternative title: United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6931-7
Series: Understanding Society [Understanding Society, 2008- : Special Licence Access]
Depositor: University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Principal investigator(s): University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
NatCen Social Research
Kantar Public
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
Department of Health
Welsh Assembly Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Food Standards Agency
Scottish Government
Grant number: RES-586-47-0001-01

Citation

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University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research, NatCen Social Research, Kantar Public. (2017). Understanding Society: Waves 1-7, 2009-2016 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Special Licence Access. [data collection]. 8th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 6931, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6931-7

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Subject Categories

Consumer behaviour - Economics
General - Employment and labour
Income, property and investment - Economics
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
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). 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.

How to access genetic and/or bio-medical sample data from a range of longitudinal surveys:
A useful overview of the governance routes for applying for genetic and bio-medical sample data, which are not available through the UK Data Service, can be found at Governance of data and sample access on the METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data Access) website.

End User Licence, Special Licence and Secure Access versions:
Users should note that there are two versions of the main Understanding Society data. One is available under the standard End User Licence (EUL) agreement, and the other is a Special Licence (SL) version. The SL version contains month and year of birth variables instead of just age, more detailed country and occupation coding for a number of variables and various income variables have not been top-coded (see the documentation available with the SL version for more detail on the differences). Users are advised to first obtain the standard EUL version of the data to see if they are sufficient for their research requirements. The SL data have more restrictive access conditions; prospective users of the SL version will need to complete an extra application form and demonstrate to the data owners exactly why they need access to the additional variables in order to get permission to use that version. The SL versions of the main Understanding Society and Innovation Panel studies may be found under SNs 6931 (this study) and 7083 respectively. Low-level and Medium-level Geographical Identifiers data are also available subject to SL access conditions; see SNs 6666, 6668-6675 and 7182 (main study) and 6908-6916 (Innovation Panel). In addition, a fine detail geographic dataset (SN 6676) is available under more restrictive Secure Access conditions that 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). For details on how to make an application for Secure Access dataset, please see the SN 6676 catalogue record.

Edition history:
  • The first edition (released January 2012) comprised data and documentation from Wave 1.
  • For the second edition (January 2013), data and documentation from Wave 2 were deposited, along with updated data and documentation for Wave 1. See documentation for full details of revisions and updates.
  • For the third edition (November 2013), data and documentation from Wave 3 were deposited, along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1 and 2. See documentation for full details of revisions and updates.
  • For the fourth edition (November 2014), data and documentation from Wave 4 were deposited, along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1, 2 and 3. See documentation for full details of revisions and updates.
  • For the fifth edition (November 2015), data and documentation from Wave 5 were deposited, along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1-4. See documentation for full details of revisions and updates.
  • For the sixth edition (November 2016) data and documentation from Wave 6 were deposited (including a new Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost), along with updated data and documentation for Waves 1-5. See documentation for full details of revisions and updates.
  • 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 1-18) 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 with 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
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: 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: Over 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
HAPPINESSHEALTHHEATING SYSTEMS
HEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)HIGHER EDUCATIONHOLIDAYS
HOME BUYINGHOME CONTENTS INSURANCEHOME OWNERSHIP
HOURS OF WORKHOUSE PRICESHOUSEHOLD BUDGETS
HOUSEHOLD INCOMEHOUSEHOLDSHOUSES
HOUSEWORKHOUSING BENEFITSHOUSING CONDITIONS
HOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING FINANCEHOUSING NEEDS
HOUSING TENUREHOUSINGILL HEALTH
INCOMEINSURANCEINTEREST (FINANCE)
INTERNET ACCESSINTERNET USEINVESTMENT
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MARRIAGEMEALSMOBILE PHONES
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OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONAL TRAININGOCCUPATIONS
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PARENT RESPONSIBILITYPARENTAL ROLEPARENTAL SUPERVISION
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPPARTICIPATIONPART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PATIENTSPAYMENTSPERSONAL DEBT REPAYMENT
PHYSICAL MOBILITYPLACE OF BIRTHPLACE OF RESIDENCE
POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL INTEREST
PRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONSPRIVATE SCHOOLSPRIVATE SECTOR
PROFITSPUBLIC SECTORQUALIFICATIONS
QUALITY OF LIFERECREATIONAL FACILITIESRECYCLING
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RENEWABLE ENERGYRENTED ACCOMMODATIONRENTS
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRETIREMENTROOMS
RURAL AREASSAFETY AND SECURITYSATELLITE RECEIVERS
SATISFACTIONSAVINGSSCHOOL PUNISHMENTS
SCHOOL-LEAVING AGESCHOOLSSEASONAL EMPLOYMENT
SELF-EMPLOYEDSELF-ESTEEMSHOPPING
SIBLINGSSLEEPSMOKING
SOCIAL ATTITUDESSOCIAL CAPITALSOCIAL CLASS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL INEQUALITYSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSOLAR POWER
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STATE EDUCATIONSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTEPCHILDREN
STUDENT TRANSPORTATIONSTUDENTSSUBCONTRACTING
SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORSTELEPHONES
TELEVISION RECEIVERSTELEVISION VIEWINGTEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
THEFTTIED HOUSINGTIME
TRAININGTRAVELLING TIMETRUANCY
UNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENT
UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONUNITED KINGDOMURBAN AREAS
VEGETABLESVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING INTENTION
WAGESWEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)WELSH (LANGUAGE)
WIDOWEDWIND POWERWORKING WOMEN
WORKPLACEYOUTH

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 11 January 2012
Latest edition: 22 November 2017 (8th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Economic and Social Research Council
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions for further information. In addition, the UK Data Service is required to request permission from the depositor prior to supplying the data.

Please note:
Since these data pose a higher risk of disclosure than data made available under the standard End User Licence they have additional special conditions attached to them that take the form of a Special Licence (SL). The SL requires the completion of an additional application form, agreement to the conditions of the SL, the signature(s) of the researcher(s), and the explicit permission of the data owners to release the data to the researcher(s). This is to ensure that the guarantee of confidentiality given to survey respondents is protected. SL applications are screened by the UK Data Archive and the data owners and data are only released to those researchers requiring data for statistical research purposes and who can justify their need for the SL data.

Researchers are required to keep the data under conditions of greater security than required under the standard End User Licence. The Microdata Handling and Security: Guide to Good Practice explains how to meet these conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Variable Comparison 6931_iemb-non-iemb_question_comparison_2016.xlsx 68
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - All Data Files 6931_allfiles_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 69137
US Harmonised BHPS User Guide 6931_bhps_harmonised_user_guide.pdf 519
BHPS User Manual 6931_bhps_user_manual_volume_a.pdf 6374
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 10 6931_bhps_w10_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2662
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 11 6931_bhps_w11_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 3132
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 12 6931_bhps_w12_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 3253
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 13 6931_bhps_w13_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2967
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 14 6931_bhps_w14_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2956
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 15 6931_bhps_w15_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2832
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 16 6931_bhps_w16_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 3169
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 17 6931_bhps_w17_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2985
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 18 6931_bhps_w18_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 3278
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 1 6931_bhps_w1_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2018
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 2 6931_bhps_w2_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2556
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 3 6931_bhps_w3_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2354
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 4 6931_bhps_w4_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2457
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 5 6931_bhps_w5_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2510
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 6 6931_bhps_w6_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2462
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 7 6931_bhps_w7_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2530
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 8 6931_bhps_w8_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2687
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Wave 9 6931_bhps_w9_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2686
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - BHPS Across Waves 6931_bhps_wx_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 812
Ethnicity and Immigration Research: User Guide 6931_ethnicity_immigration_guide_ed4.pdf 1089
Variables in Special Licence Version 6931_eul_vs_sl_variable_differences.pdf 465
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Fieldwork Documents 6931_iemb_fieldwork_documents.pdf 5160
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Questionnaire 6931_iemb_questionnaire.pdf 3844
Immigration and Ethnic Minority Boost: Technical Report 6931_iemb_technical_report.pdf 540
Publications List 6931_publications.pdf 1037
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Wave 1 6931_us_w1_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 3735
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Wave 2 6931_us_w2_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 3164
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Wave 3 6931_us_w3_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 4167
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Wave 4 6931_us_w4_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 3953
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Wave 5 6931_us_w5_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 4261
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Wave 6 6931_us_w6_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 4948
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Wave 7 6931_us_w7_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 4783
UK Data Archive Data Dictionary - US Across Waves 6931_us_wx_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 2186
Wave 1: Fieldwork Documents 6931_wave1_fieldwork_documents.pdf 2814
Wave 1: Questionnaires 6931_wave1_questionnaires.pdf 4276
Wave 1: Technical Report 6931_wave1_technical_report.pdf 601
Waves 1-6: Revision 2017 6931_wave1_to_6_revisions_2017.pdf 509
Waves 1-7: User Guide 2017 6931_wave1_to_7_user_guide.pdf 1173
Wave 2: Fieldwork Documents 6931_wave2_fieldwork_documents.pdf 2461
Wave 2: Questionnaires 6931_wave2_questionnaires.pdf 5154
Wave 2: Technical Report 6931_wave2_technical_report.pdf 474
Wave 3: Fieldwork Documents 6931_wave3_fieldwork_documents.pdf 4867
Wave 3: Leaflets and Advance Letter 6931_wave3_leaflets_advance_letter.pdf 2669
Wave 3: Questionnaires 6931_wave3_questionnaires.pdf 8081
Wave 3: Technical Report 6931_wave3_technical_report.pdf 2126
Wave 4: Fieldwork Documents 6931_wave4_fieldwork_documents.pdf 6032
Wave 4: Leaflets and Advance Letter 6931_wave4_leaflets_advance_letter.pdf 1405
Wave 4: Questionnaires 6931_wave4_questionnaires.pdf 8262
Wave 4: Technical Report 6931_wave4_technical_report.pdf 1701
Wave 5: Fieldwork Documents 6931_wave5_fieldwork_documents.pdf 5806
Wave 5: Leaflets and Advance Letter 6931_wave5_leaflets_advance_letter.pdf 1861
Wave 5: Questionnaires 6931_wave5_questionnaires.pdf 8536
Wave 5: Technical Report 6931_wave5_technical_report.pdf 1502
Wave 6: Advance Letters 6931_wave6_advance_letters.pdf 3305
Wave 6: Fieldwork Documents 6931_wave6_fieldwork_documents.pdf 9830
Wave 6: Questionnaires 6931_wave6_questionnaires.pdf 7751
Wave 6: Technical Report 6931_wave6_technical_report.pdf 758
Wave 7: Advance Letters 6931_wave7_advance_letters.pdf 4706
Wave 7: Fieldwork Documents 6931_wave7_fieldwork_documents.pdf 6850
Wave 7: Questionnaires 6931_wave7_questionnaires.pdf 17136
Wave 7: Technical Report 6931_wave7_technical_report.pdf 1262
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6931_Information.htm 7
READ File read6931.htm 11
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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

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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

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

Houlden, V., Welch, S. and Jarvis, S. (2017) 'A cross-sectional analysis of green space prevalence and mental wellbeing in England', BMC Public Health, 17 (Suppl 1), p.460. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4401-x

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