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.

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?

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?

Predicting healthcare costs using bio-social data

Apostolos Davillas, Professor Stephen Pudney

Can data help governments to plan healthcare costs?

How do interviews become data?

Dr Jon Burton, John Payne

When our participants answer questions, what happens next?

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?

Wellbeing of children in the UK: Where are we now?

Dr Louise Moore

What does the Children’s Society Good Childhood Report tell us?

Student volunteers at the University of Essex

Do your political views make you charitable?

Professor Sarah Brown, Professor Karl Taylor

Do people on the left or right (or in the centre) give more to charity?

Health and income inequalities over generations – what can be done?

Dr Heather Brown

Where can we target policy to reduce inequality?

Flexible working – does it lower our stress levels?

Professor Tarani Chandola

More of us can work flexibly now, but is it good for our wellbeing?

a student volunteer at the University of Essex

Social action as a route to the ballot box

Dr Stuart Fox

Can youth volunteering reduce age inequalities in turnout?

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