How your data is being used

Working in the third sector increases life satisfaction

Working for a third sector organisation increases life satisfaction New research has shown that private companies would have to pay their employees an extra £22,000 per year to match the life satisfaction levels that third sector employees already have.

Social media is affecting how children feel about themselves

The Office for National Statistics has used data from Understanding Society to look at how social media is affecting the lives of those aged 10-15 years old.

Survey improves volunteering opportunities for over-50s

A study carried out by the universities of Southampton and Birmingham has found volunteering has a positive impact on the mental health of people aged over 40 but no effect on the mental wellbeing of young people.

Data used to explore the drinking habits of young adults

New research that uses the young adult data from Understanding Society finds that despite an overall declining trend in youth alcohol consumption, harmful drinking remains rife in both offices and campuses.

Active commuting: can it help tackle obesity?

Research which used the nurse assessments has looked at understanding the association between active commuting and body mass index.

Ground breaking new project to study impact of racial and ethnic harassment on health

A significant new research project will help policy makers and healthcare providers to understand how ethnic minorities experience harassment and its impact on their lives by making use of Understanding Society data.

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