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

A latent class approach to inequity in health using biomarker data

Vincenzo Carrieri, Apostolos Davillas, Andrew M. Jones

Publisher: Health Economics

Half of children entitled to free school meals do not have access to the scheme during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK

Jennie C. Parnham, Anthony A. Laverty, Azeem Majeed, Eszter P. Vamos

Publisher: medRxiv

How Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic

Jonathan Burton, Peter Lynn, Michaela Benzeval

Publisher: Survey Research Methods