Understanding Society – The UK Household Longitudinal Study


Capturing life in the UK in the 21st century

Understanding Society is the largest longitudinal household panel study of its kind and provides vital evidence on life changes and stability

About the study Using the data

Essential information for survey participants

Every time you are interviewed, you are contributing to a unique study about life in the UK.

Understanding Society interviews and Covid-19

In response to the coronavirus situation in the UK, Understanding Society has stopped all face-to-face interviews. We will give all our participants the option to complete their interview online or by telephone instead. We will be writing to participants with details of how to securely connect to the online survey or take part in a telephone interview when their usual interview time is approaching. More information here.

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Latest research

Association between asthma, corticosteroids and allostatic load biomarkers: a cross-sectional study

Luke Evan Barry, Ciaran O’Neill, Liam G. Heaney

Publisher: Thorax

Mental health disorders and alcohol misuse among UK military veterans and the general population: a comparison study

Rebecca Rhead, Deirdre MacManus, Margaret Jones, Neil Greenberg, Nicola T. Fear

Publisher: Psychological Medicine

The high cost of unpaid care by young people: health and economic impacts of providing unpaid care

Nicola Brimblecombe, Martin Knapp, Derek King, Madeleine Stevens, Javiera Cartagena Farias

Publisher: BMC Public Health