Latest research

Discover which publications have used Understanding Society data by using this search facility. The research can be filtered by subject, publication type, author and year of publication.

Please let us know about your research

Search found 362 items

DNA methylation signature of passive smoke exposure is less pronounced than active smoking: the Understanding Society study

Paige M. Hulls, Frank de Vocht, Yanchun Bao, Caroline L. Relton, Richard M. Martin, Rebecca C. Richmond

Drug/Alcohol AbuseHouseholdsHealthBiologyGenetics

The status stratification of radical right support: reconsidering the occupational profile of UKIP’s electorate

Leonardo Carella, Robert Ford

PoliticsSocial GroupsSocial StructureElections. Electoral BehaviourLabour MarketSocial Stratification

Understanding Society at 10 years

Lucinda Platt, Gundi Knies, Renee Reichl Luthra, Alita Nandi, Michaela Benzeval

Social GroupsArea EffectsGeographyInterdisciplinarity: Social SciencesSurvey MethodologyResearchHealthLife Course AnalysisSurveysSociologyBiologyGeneticsCovid 19

Using biomarkers to predict healthcare costs: evidence from a UK household panel

Apostolos Davillas, Stephen Pudney

EconomicsHealthLife Course AnalysisSocial StratificationBiology

Who is lonely in lockdown? Cross-cohort analyses of predictors of loneliness before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Feifei Bu, Andrew Steptoe, Daisy Fancourt

PsychologyDemographyWell BeingHealthSocial StratificationCovid 19

Prevalence and predictors of general psychiatric disorders and loneliness during COVID-19 in the United Kingdom

Lambert Zixin Li, Senhu Wang

PsychologyPsychiatryWell BeingHealthCovid 19

Mental health and health behaviours before and during the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown: longitudinal analyses of the UK Household Longitudinal Study

Claire L. Niedzwiedz, Michael J. Green, Michaela Benzeval, Desmond D. Campbell, Peter Craig, Evangelia Demou, Alastair H. Leyland, Anna Pearce, Rachel M. Thomson, Elise Whitley

Drug/Alcohol AbusePsychologyDemographyPublic PolicyWell BeingHealthCovid 19

Changing living arrangements, family dynamics and stress during lockdown: evidence from four birth cohorts in the UK

Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Min Qin, Athina Vlachantoni

PsychologyDemographySocial ChangePublic PolicyWell BeingHealthSociology Of HouseholdsSocial PsychologyCovid 19

Sociodemographic inequality in exposure to COVID-19-induced economic hardship in the United Kingdom

Dirk Witteveen

DemographyLabour MarketEconomicsPublic PolicyIncome DynamicsWages And EarningsHealthSocial StratificationCovid 19

Social class inequalities in educational attainment: measuring social class using capitals, assets and resources

Roxanne Connelly, Vernon Gayle, Chris Playford

Social NetworksYoung PeopleEducationLabour MarketSavings And AssetsSocial CapitalArtsSociologySocial Stratification

Gender differences in the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on unpaid care work and psychological distress in the UK

Baowen Xue, Anne McMunn

PsychologyTime UseLone ParentsUnpaid WorkLabour MarketWell BeingHealthSociology Of HouseholdsCaregivingCovid 19

Regional inequalities in adiposity in England: distributional analysis of the contribution of individual-level characteristics and the small area obesogenic environment

Apostolos Davillas, Andrew M. Jones

Area EffectsGeographyHealthSocial StratificationBiology

Does arts and cultural engagement vary geographically? Evidence from the UK household longitudinal study

H.W. Mak, R. Coulter, D. Fancourt

Area EffectsGeographyPovertyWell BeingHealthArtsSocial StratificationSocial Behaviour

Intersecting ethnic and native–migrant inequalities in the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

Yang Hu

Social GroupsMigrationLabour MarketUnemploymentPublic PolicyIncome DynamicsHousehold EconomicsEthnic GroupsHealthCovid 19

Association between asthma, corticosteroids and allostatic load biomarkers: a cross-sectional study

Luke Evan Barry, Ciaran O’Neill, Liam G. Heaney

MedicineHealthLife Course AnalysisSocial StratificationBiology

Mapping intersectional inequalities in biomarkers of healthy ageing and chronic disease in older English adults

Daniel Holman, Sarah Salway, Andrew Bell

Older PeopleDemographyHealthLife Course AnalysisSocial StratificationBiology

Mental health disorders and alcohol misuse among UK military veterans and the general population: a comparison study

Rebecca Rhead, Deirdre MacManus, Margaret Jones, Neil Greenberg, Nicola T. Fear, Laura Goodwin

Drug/Alcohol AbusePsychologyWell BeingHealth

Sexual identity disparities in mental health among U.K. adults, U.S. adults, and U.S. adolescents: examining heterogeneity by race/ethnicity

Wouter J. Kiekens, Chaïm la Roi, Jan Kornelis Dijkstra

PsychologyDemographyEthnic GroupsWell BeingHealth

Who is left behind? Altruism of giving, happiness and mental health during the Covid-19 period in the UK

Eleftherios Giovanis, Oznur Ozdamar

PsychologyEconomicsIncome DynamicsHousehold EconomicsWell BeingHealthFinanceSocial BehaviourCovid 19

The high cost of unpaid care by young people: health and economic impacts of providing unpaid care

Nicola Brimblecombe, Martin Knapp, Derek King, Madeleine Stevens, Javiera Cartagena Farias

Unpaid WorkYoung PeopleLabour MarketEconomicsWages And EarningsWell BeingHealthCaregiving

To leave or not to leave? Understanding the support for the United Kingdom membership in the European Union: identity, attitudes towards the political system and socio-economic status

Nicola Pensiero

PoliticsPublic OpinionPsychologyElections. Electoral BehaviourEconomicsGovernmentSocial AttitudesSocial StratificationInternational Economic Relations

Youth vaping and smoking and parental vaping: a panel survey

Michael J. Green, Linsay Gray, Helen Sweeting

Drug/Alcohol AbuseYoung PeopleHouseholdsHealth

Estimating variation of Covid-19 'infection' in the population: results from Understanding Society's (UKHLS) first monthly covid-19 survey

Richard Breen, John Ermisch

Area EffectsGeographyDemographyHealthCovid 19

When does hate hurt the most? Generational differences in the association between ethnic and racial harassment, ethnic attachment, and mental health

Alita Nandi, Renee Reichl Luthra, Michaela Benzeval

Social GroupsArea EffectsSocial NetworksPsychologyGeographyDemographyMigrationEthnic GroupsWell BeingSocial PsychologyRace Relations

'Sleepless in lockdown': unpacking differences in sleep loss during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK

Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou, Min Qin, Athina Vlachantoni

DemographyEthnic GroupsHealthCovid 19