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Reliability and stability of the standard fear of crime indicator in a national panel over 14 years

Rainer Schnell, Marcel Noack

Area EffectsCrime And JusticePsychologySurvey MethodologySurveysSocial Psychology


Privatizing participation? The impact of private welfare provision on democratic accountability

Jane Gingrich, Sara Watson

PoliticsDisabilityPublic OpinionPsychologyElections. Electoral BehaviourLabour MarketWelfare BenefitsSocieties


Variations in cognitive abilities across the life course: cross-sectional evidence from Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study

Elise Whitley, Ian J. Deary, Stuart J. Ritchie, G. David Batty, Meena Kumari

Older PeoplePsychologyWell BeingHealthLife Course Analysis


Educational aspirations among UK young teenagers: exploring the role of gender, class and ethnicity

Ann Berrington, Steven Roberts, Peter Tammes

PsychologyYoung PeopleEthnic GroupsSocial StratificationHigher Education


The Welsh Single-Use Carrier Bag Charge and behavioural spillover

Gregory Owen Thomas, Wouter Poortinga, Elena Sautkina

Environmental SociologyArea EffectsPsychologyEconomicsSocial AttitudesSocial Behaviour


The impact on health of employment and welfare transitions for those receiving out-of-work disability benefits in the UK

Esther Curnock, Alastair H. Leyland, Frank Popham

DisabilityLabour MarketWelfare BenefitsWell BeingHealth


Exploring the relationship between time preference, body fatness, and educational attainment

Heather Brown, Olga Biosca

PsychologyEducationSavings And AssetsHealthBiology


Perceptions of safety and exposure to violence in public places among working age adults with disabilities or long-term health conditions in the UK: cross sectional study

E. Emerson, L. Krnjacki, G. Llewellyn, C. Vaughan, A. Kavanagh

DisabilityCrime And JusticePovertyHealthSocial BehaviourSocial Psychology


Sexual orientation and symptoms of common mental disorder or low wellbeing: combined meta-analysis of 12 UK population health surveys

Joanna Semlyen, Michael King, Justin Varney, Gareth Hagger-Johnson

Drug/Alcohol AbuseSocial GroupsPsychologyWell BeingHealthSurveys


Equity of utilisation of cardiovascular care and mental health services in England: a cohort-based cross-sectional study using small-area estimation

Sheena Asthana, Alex Gibson, Trevor Bailey, Graham Moon, Paul Hewson

Area EffectsPsychologyGeographyMedicinePublic PolicyEthnic GroupsWell BeingHealth


IQ and socioeconomic development across regions of the UK

Noah Carl

Area EffectsPsychologySocial Development


Habit discontinuity, self-activation, and the diminishing influence of context change: evidence from the UK Understanding Society survey

Gregory Owen Thomas, Wouter Poortinga, Elena Sautkina

Environmental SociologyPsychologyCommutingTravelHousing MarketSocial Behaviour


Retirement, personality, and well-being

Dusanee Kesavayuth, Robert E. Rosenman, Vasileios Zikos

Older PeoplePsychologyWell Being


IQ and socio-economic development across local authorities of the UK

Noah Carl

DisabilityArea EffectsPsychologyLone ParentsSocial DevelopmentUnemploymentGovernmentHealthSocial Stratification


The physical health of British adults with intellectual disability: cross sectional study

Eric Emerson, Chris Hatton, Susannah Baines, Janet Robertson

DisabilityHealthBiology