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Migration versus immobility, and ties to parents

John Ermisch, Clara H. Mulder

Area EffectsGeographyDemographyMigrationHouseholdsSociologyHousing Market


Self-employment and allostatic load

Pankaj C. Patel, Marcus T. Wolfe, Trenton A. Williams

Management: BusinessLabour MarketOrganizations And FirmsWell BeingHealthBiology


Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 11: results from methodological experiments

Jonathan Burton, Roxanne Connelly, Mick P. Couper, Thomas F. Crossley, Catherine De Vries


Immigrants’ relative income and life satisfaction: comparison groups from a multi-generational perspective

Jing Shen, Irena Kogan

MigrationIncome DynamicsEthnic GroupsWell BeingSociologySocial Psychology


The acceptability of collecting samples from Understanding Society participants for microbiome analysis

Lindsay Abbassian, Paul Vousden, Alice Coulter, Shavanthi Rajatileka, Jonathan Burton

Survey MethodologyBiology


Increasing participation in a mobile app study: the effects of a sequential mixed-mode design and in-interview invitation

Annette Jäckle, Alexander Wenz, Jonathan Burton, Mick P. Couper

Information And Communication TechnologiesSurvey Methodology


The acceptability and feasibility of asking monthly “life-event” questions in between waves of a panel study

Anna Horsley, Kelsey Beninger, Naomi Day, Gurprit Dhillon, Annette Jäckle

Survey MethodologyLife Course Analysis


Contemporary ethnic minority entrepreneurship in the UK

Elizabeth Daniel, Andrew Henley, Muhammad Naveed Anwar

Management: BusinessLabour MarketOrganizations And FirmsEthnic Groups


Savings the key to happiness - not getting a big raise


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


‘Consumption crunch’: Young people spending less than they did in 2001, research finds

George Bangham, Laura Gardiner, Fahmida Rahman, Stephen Clarke, Lindsay Judge


Young adults have less to spend on non-essentials, study says

George Bangham, Laura Gardiner, Fahmida Rahman, Stephen Clarke, Lindsay Judge


Pensioners now spend an extra £100-a-week on drinking and eating out, report finds

George Bangham, Laura Gardiner, Fahmida Rahman, Stephen Clarke, Lindsay Judge


Under-30s 'spend less than same age group in 2001'

George Bangham, Laura Gardiner, Fahmida Rahman, Stephen Clarke, Lindsay Judge


Moving a household panel survey to mixed mode: The experience of Understanding Society

Jonathan Burton


Saving makes you happier than making a mint, says survey


Savings, not income, is the key to happiness


A shorter working week for everyone: how much paid work is needed for mental health and well-being?

Daiga Kamerāde, Senhu Wang, Brendan Burchell, Sarah Ursula Balderson, Adam Coutts

PsychologyTime UseLabour MarketWell BeingHealth


Ethnicity, gender and household effects on becoming NEET: an intersectional analysis

Carolina V. Zuccotti, Jacqueline O’Reilly

DemographyYoung PeopleLabour MarketHouseholdsEthnic Groups


Stable traits but unstable measures? Identifying panel effects in self-reflective survey questions

Bert Van Landeghem

PsychologyEconomicsSurvey MethodologyWell Being


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


An intergenerational audit for the UK

George Bangham, Laura Gardiner, Fahmida Rahman, Stephen Clarke, Lindsay Judge

DemographyHouseholdsLiving StandardsHousing Market


A new family equilibrium? Changing dynamics between the gender division of labor and fertility in Great Britain, 1991–2017

Muzhi Zhou,  Man Yee Kan

DemographySocial ChangeLabour MarketChildbearing: FertilitySociology Of Households


Living lagom – challenging perceptions of wealth: a report by Cebr with Barclays

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HouseholdsIncome DynamicsSavings And AssetsWell BeingFinance