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Happy days: does volunteering make us happier or is it that happier people volunteer?

Ricky N. Lawton, Iulian Gramatki, Will Watt

Social GroupsPsychologyTime UseEconomicsWell BeingHealthSocial Behaviour


The benefits of volunteering: a summary of work from 2014 to 2019

Ricky N. Lawton, Will Watt

Social GroupsPsychologyTime UseEconomicsWell BeingHealthSocial Behaviour


Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction

Amy Orben, Tobias Dienlin, Andrew K. Przybylski

Information And Communication TechnologiesSocial NetworksPsychologyTime UseYoung PeopleWell BeingHealth


Long work hours, weekend working and depressive symptoms in men and women: findings from a UK population-based study

Gillian Weston, Afshin Zilanawala, Elizabeth Webb, Livia A. Carvalho, Anne McMunn

PsychologyLabour MarketWell BeingHealth


The effects of self and temporary employment on mental health: the role of the gig economy in the UK

Bénédicte Apouey, Mark Stabile

PsychologyLabour MarketEconomicsWell BeingHealth


Economic shocks on subjective well-being: re-assessing the determinants of life-satisfaction after the 2008 financial crisis

Aurelie Charles, Dongxu Wu, Zhongmin Wu

Social GroupsPsychologyEconomicsWell BeingFinanceSocial Psychology


I will sleep when I am dead? Sleep and self-employment

Marcus T. Wolfe, Pankaj C. Patel

PsychologyTime UseLabour MarketOrganizations And FirmsEconomicsIncome DynamicsWell BeingHealth


Early-life inequalities and biological ageing: a multisystem Biological Health Score approach in Understanding Society

Maryam Karimi, Raphaële Castagné, Cyrille Delpierre, Gaëlle Albertus, Eloïse Berger

HealthLife Course AnalysisSocial StratificationBiology


Exploring changes in active travel uptake and cessation across the lifespan: longitudinal evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Survey

Chance Taylor Pistoll, Steven Cummins

Labour MarketHealthLife Course AnalysisTransportCommutingTravelSocial Stratification


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


How commuting affects subjective wellbeing

Ben Clark, Kiron Chatterjee, Adam Martin, Adrian Davis

PsychologyWell BeingHealthTransportCommutingTravel


Measuring changes in subjective well-being from engagement in the arts, culture and sport

Daniel Wheatley, Craig Bickerton

PsychologyWell BeingSportArtsSocial Behaviour


Baseline health and public healthcare costs five years on: a predictive analysis using biomarker data in a prospective household panel

Apostolos Davillas, Stephen Pudney

EconomicsHealthLife Course AnalysisSocial StratificationBiology


The effect of online and mixed-mode measurement of cognitive ability

Tarek Al Baghal

Information And Communication TechnologiesPsychologySurvey Methodology


Intergenerational social mobility and allostatic load in Great Britain

Patrick Präg, Lindsay Richards

Well BeingHealthSocial StratificationSocial MobilityBiology


Information, expectations and transition to higher education: final report

Adeline Delavande, Laura Fumagalli

Information NetworksYoung PeopleSocial StratificationHigher Education


Happy now? Lessons for economic policy makers from a focus on subjective well-being

George Bangham

PsychologyLiving StandardsPublic PolicyWell BeingEconomic Policy


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


The role of personality traits in pension decisions: findings and policy recommendations

Jiayi Balasuriya, Yu Yang

PensionsPsychologyHouseholdsPublic PolicyFinance


The authors reply

Amanda Hughes, Yanchun Bao, Melissa Smart, Tyler Gorrie-Stone, Eilis Hannon

HealthLife Course AnalysisSocial StratificationBiologyGenetics


Can cultural consumption increase future earnings? Exploring the economic returns to cultural capital

Aaron Reeves, Robert de Vries

Labour MarketEconomicsWages And EarningsArtsSociologySocial StratificationSocial Mobility


Who voted for Brexit? Individual and regional data combined

Eleonora Alabrese, Sascha O. Becker, Thiemo Fetzer, Dennis Novy

PoliticsArea EffectsPsychologyGeographyElections. Electoral BehaviourDemographyInternational Economic Relations


Family fortunes: the persisting grandparents' effects in contemporary British society

Min Zhang, Yaojun Li

Young PeopleEducationLabour MarketLife Course AnalysisSocial StratificationSociology Of Households


Testosterone, risk, and socioeconomic position in British men: exploring causal directionality

Amanda Hughes, Meena Kumari

Social StratificationBiologyGenetics


The adult skills gap: is falling investment in UK adults stalling social mobility?

Daria Luchinskaya, Peter Dickinson

Social GroupsTraining: Labour MarketEducationPublic PolicySocial StratificationSocial Mobility