A regular look at our world-leading study of life in the UK: how the study works, what the research tells us, and innovative ways of using our data – for researchers, interviewers, participants and the public. To ask a question, or contribute, please email us.

Ageing: how our ‘epigenetic clocks’ slow down as we get older

Leonard Schalkwyk, Jonathan Mill

The epigenetic clock is a useful tool, but the DNA methylation profile it's based on is limited

Sushi Rolls not Gender Roles by Jeanne Menjoulet

Gender attitudes – do we get less liberal with age?

Francisco Perales Perez, Philipp Lersch , Janeen Baxter

How do our attitudes to gender roles change as we age?

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People with wide cultural tastes like the EU

Professor Tak Wing Chan

A look at ‘cultural omnivores’ using Understanding Society

Palace of Westminster

Want impact? Engage with Parliament

Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne

How can researchers get their work in front of politicians?


Transparent research – why sharing code is important

Dr Roxanne Connelly, Professor Vernon Gayle, Dr Chris Playford

A journal article is the tip of the iceberg of the research process

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How does family migration affect children’s wellbeing as they grow up?

Dr Rachel Bennett, Dr Tatiana Eremenko

What does it mean for migrant children to be separated from their parents?

crowd of people

What is panel conditioning and what can we do about it?

Professor Peter Lynn

Can people learn how to respond to questions in our survey, distorting the results?

surgical team at work

Predicting healthcare costs using bio-social data

Apostolos Davillas, Professor Stephen Pudney

Can data help governments to plan healthcare costs?

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How do interviews become data?

Dr Jon Burton, John Payne

When our participants answer questions, what happens next?

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Housing and splitting up

Dr Rory Coulter, Dr Michael Thomas

Splitting up changes households, but can housing conditions also be a factor behind couples splitting up?

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