How your data is being used

A quarter of workers say they have lost sleep over money worries

A new study has used two waves of Understanding Society data to look at how the financial fragility of workers is impacting the UK’s productivity.

Volunteering is good for your health

Researchers have used eight waves of data from the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) and Understanding Society to find that volunteering does have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing.

How common are UK homes owned by only one partner?

New research challenges the assumption that partners jointly own their houses and examines ownership patterns within British households.

Survey helps rental market research

By providing information about your housing situation, researchers have discovered that people are remaining in the private renting sector to an older age, particularly families and single people.

Data used to improve young people’s wellbeing

By using data from the Understanding Society youth survey, researchers have found that parent-child relationships matter the most, more than friends and siblings.

Young people least likely to stop and talk to neighbours

The latest report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found young people are less likely to stop and talk to their neighbours, trust people in their local area and have a strong sense of belonging.

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