Series

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British Household Panel Survey

Series abstract

The British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) was carried out by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex from 1991-2009 (Waves 1-18). The main objective of the survey was to further understanding of social and economic change at the individual and household level in Britain (the UK from Wave 11 onwards), to identify, model and forecast such changes, their causes and consequences in relation to a range of socio-economic variables. From Wave 19, the BHPS became part of a new longitudinal study called Understanding Society, or the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), conducted by ISER. The BHPS sample is part of Understanding Society from Wave 2 onwards and BHPS sample members have an identifier within the Understanding Society datasets, allowing users to match BHPS Wave 1-18 data to Understanding Society Wave 2 data and onwards.

Data access

GN 33407  |  British Household Panel Survey, 1991-: Secure Access

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6340   British Household Panel Survey, Waves 1-18, 1991-2009: Secure Access, National Grid Reference (Easting, Northing, OSGRDIND) -
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What is the European Community Household Panel Survey (ECHP) and is the BHPS part of it?

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Related studies:

  Selected Labour Market Data from the BHPS, 1999 (SN 4189)
  Home OnLine, 1998-2001 (SN 4607)
  British Household Panel Survey Employment Histories: Waves 1-11, 1991-2002 (SN 4705)
  British Household Panel Survey: Waves 1-11, 1991-2002: Teaching Dataset (Work, Family and Health) (SN 4901)
  On the Edge of Later Life, 1930-1990 (SN 4934)
  British Household Panel Survey: Waves 1-11, 1991-2002: Teaching Dataset (Social and Political Attitudes) (SN 5038)
  Improving Survey Measurement of Income and Employment, 2001-2003 (SN 5157)
  British Household Panel Survey: Waves 1-13, 1991-2004: Teaching Dataset (Time Use, Leisure and Social Memberships) (SN 5355)
  British Household Panel Survey Pension Wealth Derived Variable Data, 1991-2001 (SN 5725)
  Households Below Average Income, 1994/95-2013/14 (SN 5828)
  People's Trust: a Survey-Based Experiment, 2007 (SN 6110)
  Impact of Dependent Interviewing on Interview Dynamics: Implications for Longitudinal Study Design, 2006 (SN 6154)
  British Household Panel Survey Harmonised Union Histories, 1991-2006 (SN 6417)
  Merged Dataset for Transition to and Income from Self-Employment/Business Ownership: British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2008 (SN 7030)
  Testing for Asymmetric Information in Private Health Insurance, 1996-2008 (SN 7052)
  Mixed Modes and Measurement Error, 2009 (SN 7515)

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