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Vulnerable young people need more support preparing for adulthood

The Children's Society has used Understanding Society to look at the level of support 16 and 17 year olds receive as they make decisions about their future.

Youth unemployment leaves life-long scars

Young people who tried to move from education to employment during the height of the financial crisis (2007-2009) will feel the negative consequences (or “scarring”) on income, job opportunities and well-being for the rest of their lives, according to the latest research..

How does unaffordable housing affect mental health?

Unaffordable housing in the UK affects the mental health of homeowners more than renters, says social scientists that have used two household datasets from the UK and Australia to explore the relationships between different forms of housing and people’s wellbeing.

Parents can help children understand gender equality

What parents do, as well as what they say matters a great deal when it comes to children forming opinions about gender roles later on in life, says new research which uses data from Understanding Society and its predecessor the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).

Diversity in the UK is studied over a 40-year period

When comparing second generation British ethnic minorities to the first generation, social scientists say that the second generation have “enjoyed some small, but significant degrees of social progress.”

Study finds people’s wellbeing dropped during the recession

Previous research has shown that people self-reported their wellbeing as being stable during the Great Recession (2008-09), but new insights have suggested that wellbeing actually dropped from 44% in 2005 to 23% during this economic crisis.

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