Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2019 - registration now open!

Book your place at the 2019 Scientific Conference!

Taking place at the University of Essex on the 2-4 July 2019, the Understanding Society Scientific Conference is three days of new research, practical workshops, discussion and consultation. It's an opportunity to meet researchers from around the world who use longitudinal household panel studies and to see the new and exciting work that's being done with Understanding Society. 

For the full programme and registration go to the conference website

The conference covers a wide range of research areas, with over 80 speakers presenting their work. The programme includes: 

Day 1

  • Employment and family
  • Political socialisation
  • Technology and well-being across the lifecourse
  • Understanding Society research methods
  • Employment and gender
  • Sampling, consent and retention
  • Workshop: Undertaking transparent and reproducible longitudinal data analysis
  • Workshop: Collaborating with Government

Day 2

  • Workshop: Introduction to CNEF
  • Employment and earnings
  • Politics
  • Alternative data collection methods
  • Partnership and employment
  • Education
  • Geography, jobs and debt
  • Ethnicity and migration
  • Role of public policies
  • Intergenerational shifts

Day 3

  • Neighbourhood research symposium
  • Wealth and income mobility
  • Understanding Society Policy Fellowships: building evidence for policy
  • Biomarkers and genetics
  • Event history analyses
  • Response options
  • Well-being
  • Workshop: Panel|Whiz

Pre- conference workshops

The day before the conference, the 1st July, will have two workshops; one on using weights in Understanding Society and the other on panel data econometrics using Understanding Society.  Workshops are free to attend, but places are limited so you need to book your place in advance.