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

Reset
Search found 95 items

State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing. Research report

- -

PsychologyYoung PeopleChild DevelopmentWell BeingHealth


What influences mothers’ decisions about returning to work after having a baby? Understanding the role of childcare in returning to employment – an Understanding Society and Coram Family and Childcare briefing

- -

Area EffectsSocial NetworksGeographyLabour MarketHouseholdsChildbearing: FertilityHousehold EconomicsLife Course AnalysisSociology Of HouseholdsCaregiving


Who is tech savvy? Exploring the adoption of smartphones and tablets: an empirical investigation

Emmanuel Apergis

Information And Communication TechnologiesSocial GroupsOlder PeopleSocial NetworksMediaMarketingDemographyYoung PeopleOrganizations And FirmsSocial Psychology


An unequal playing field: extra-curricular activities, soft skills and social mobility

Michael Donnelly, Predrag Lažetić, Andres Sandoval-Hernandez, Kalyan Kumar, Sam Whewall

PsychologyYoung PeopleEducationChild DevelopmentPovertyPublic PolicyIncome DynamicsSportArtsSocial StratificationSocial Mobility


Linking survey and Twitter data: informed consent, disclosure, security, and archiving

Luke Sloan, Curtis Jessop, Tarek Al Baghal, Matthew Williams

Information And Communication TechnologiesSocial NetworksSurvey Methodology


Does participation in voluntary organizations protect against risky alcohol and tobacco use? Findings from the UK panel data

Maria K. Pavlova, Matthias Lühr, Maike Luhmann

Drug/Alcohol AbuseSocial NetworksSocial CapitalHealthLife Course AnalysisSocial Behaviour


The health effects of Sure Start

Sarah Cattan, Gabriella Conti, Christine Farquharson, Rita Ginja

Area EffectsChild DevelopmentEconomicsPovertyPublic PolicyWell BeingHealth


Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction

Amy Orben, Tobias Dienlin, Andrew K. Przybylski

Information And Communication TechnologiesSocial NetworksPsychologyTime UseYoung PeopleWell BeingHealth


Parental responses to information about school quality: evidence from linked survey and administrative data

Ellen Greaves, Iftikhar Hussain, Birgitta Rabe, Imran Rasul

EducationChild DevelopmentHouseholdsEconomicsPublic Policy


Universal family background effects on education across and within societies

Michael Grätz, Kieron J. Barclay, Øyvind N. Wiborg, Torkild H. Lyngstad, Aleksi Karhula

Social GroupsEducationChild DevelopmentHouseholdsSocietiesSocial Mobility


The educational aspirations and psychological well-being of adopted young people in the UK

Andrew Brown, Cerith S. Waters, Katherine H. Shelton

PsychologyYoung PeopleEducationChild DevelopmentLabour MarketWell BeingLife Course AnalysisSociology Of Households


Proportion of children living with at least one parent reporting emotional distress. Details, methodology and supporting information

- -

Lone ParentsYoung PeopleChild DevelopmentUnemploymentWell BeingHealthSociology Of HouseholdsSocial Psychology


Data tables: children living with parents in emotional distress, 2019 update

- -

Statistical AnalysisLone ParentsYoung PeopleChild DevelopmentUnemploymentWell BeingHealthSociology Of HouseholdsSocial Psychology


Statistical commentary: children living with parents in emotional distress, 2019 update

- -

Statistical AnalysisLone ParentsYoung PeopleChild DevelopmentUnemploymentWell BeingHealthSociology Of HouseholdsSocial Psychology


Linking Twitter and survey data: the impact of survey mode and demographics on consent rates across three UK studies

Tarek Al Baghal, Luke Sloan, Curtis Jessop, Matthew L. Williams, Pete Burnap

Information And Communication TechnologiesSocial NetworksDemographySurvey Methodology


Social indicators to explain response in longitudinal studies

Annamaria Bianchi, Silvia Biffignandi

Social NetworksPsychologySurvey MethodologySocial Behaviour


Social network engagement and subjective well-being: a life-course perspective

Daniel Wheatley, Sarah L. Buglass

Information And Communication TechnologiesSocial NetworksPsychologyTime UseDemographyWell BeingLife Course AnalysisSocial Behaviour


Unravelling the ‘immigrant health paradox’: ethnic maintenance, discrimination, and health behaviours of the foreign born and their children in England

Renee Reichl Luthra, Alita Nandi, Michaela Benzeval

Drug/Alcohol AbuseSocial GroupsSocial NetworksMigrationEthnic GroupsHealthSocial BehaviourRace Relations


Written evidence submitted by Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS), Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (EYI0055)

Young PeopleChild DevelopmentPublic PolicyLife Course Analysis


Linking the family context of migration during childhood to the well‐being of young adults: evidence from the UK and France

Tatiana Eremenko, Rachel Bennett

PsychologyMigrationYoung PeopleChild DevelopmentWell BeingHealthLife Course Analysis


Ethnicity and grandparental child care in the United Kingdom

Valeria Bordone, Maria Evandrou, Athina Vlachantoni

Older PeopleYoung PeopleChild DevelopmentHouseholdsEthnic GroupsCaregiving


Common genetic variants contribute to risk of rare severe neurodevelopmental disorders

Mari E. K. Niemi, Hilary C. Martin, Daniel L. Rice, Giuseppe Gallone, Scott Gordon

MedicineChild DevelopmentHealthBiologyGenetics


How is the benefit of mixed social networks altered by neighbourhood deprivation for ethnic groups?

Simon Peters, Nissa Finney, Dharmi Kapadia

Social GroupsArea EffectsSocial NetworksGeographyPovertyIncome DynamicsEthnic GroupsWell BeingSocial Capital


Female employment and child inequality

Susan Harkness

Lone ParentsChild DevelopmentLabour MarketHouseholdsPovertyIncome DynamicsWages And Earnings


Factors affecting children’s mental health over time

Larissa Pople, Neera Sharma

Social NetworksPsychologyYoung PeopleChild DevelopmentWell BeingHealthLife Course AnalysisSociology Of Households