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 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?

A rich picture of life from longitudinal data

Dr Loretta Platts

Living longer – what do we know? And what do we need to know?

The Industrial Strategy: can economic growth include everyone?

Raj Patel

What can government and others do to make growth inclusive?

Biology and being ‘green’

Dr Chris Hand

Why do some of us take action on the environment, and some not?

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