This year’s conference will see 70 presentations, 20 poster sessions, 10 drop-in sessions, five specialist workshops, two keynote speakers: Professor Sara Arber and Professor David Bell.

Parallel sessions

Tuesday 21

  • Workshop - Understanding impact
  • Wealth, income & poverty
  • Health (cardiovascular disease)
  • Survey methods (measurement)
  • Workshop - Longitudinal Modelling with Longitudinal Households
  • Poverty and earning loss
  • Fertility decisions
Day 1 programme

Wednesday 22

  • Workshop - Genetic data in Understanding Society (part 1)
  • Health (methods)
  • Social mobility
  • Employment & wellbeing
  • Workshop - Genetic data in Understanding Society (part 2)
  • Mental health & sleep
  • Ethnicity – family and intergenerational issues
  • Education
  • Workshop - The Socio-Cultural Integration of New Immigrants in Europe
  • Health (use of biomeasures)
  • Employment & health
  • Young people and risk attitudes
Day 2 programme

Thursday 23

  • Workshop - United Kingdom Longitudinal Studies: Research, Evidence and Impact
  • Health behaviours
  • Family change / changing families
  • Young people's wellbeing
  • Survey methods (coverage and non-response)
  • Health (inequalities over the lifecourse)
  • Environment & wellbeing
  • Ethnicity, social networks and neighbourhoods
Day 3 programme

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Conference reflections 2015

For those who couldn’t make it to the Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2015; abstracts, photos and videos from the event are now available.