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The full programme shows all of the conference’s activities which will take place over three days at the University of Essex. On the 10th July, there will also be two pre-conference workshops. For more details about each event, try reading our conference highlights.

Tue 11 July

Registration Day 1Essex Business School Foyer

Welcome and award of prizes Essex Business School 2.2

Michaela Benzeval
Chair: Michaela Benzeval

Plenary 1 - How do Families Deal with Adverse Labour Market Conditions? Children, Family Time Use and Consumption SmoothingEssex Business School 2.2

Richard Blundell
Chair: Mike Daly

Plenary 1Essex Business School 2.2

How do Families Deal with Adverse Labour Market Conditions? Children, Family Time Use and Consumption Smoothing

Presenter: Richard Blundell (University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies), University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chair: Mike Daly

Lunch Essex Business School 1.2

Parallel Session A

Geographically linked dataEssex Business School 1.1

Benefit Sanctions in the UK: Employment and Mental Health Effects

Presenter: Liam Delaney, University of Stirling and University College Dublin

Local food outlet exposure, food spending and obesity in England: Moving from correlation to causation

Presenter: Tarra Penney, University of Cambridge

Social Media Use and Children’s Wellbeing

Presenter: Emily Mcdool, University of Sheffield

Chair: Birgitta Rabe

Family relationshipsEssex Business School 2.5

Income, Welfare, Housing and the Transition to Higher Order Births in the UK

Presenter: Ann Berrington , University of Southampton

Do grandparents matter? Educational inequality across three generations in Britain

Presenter: Min Zhang , The University of Manchester

Parents, local house prices and leaving home in Britain

Presenter: Sait Bayrakdar, University of Cambridge

Chair: Caroline Bryson

Divorce, health and wealthEssex Business School 2.65

Taking the long view: pensions and divorce

Presenter: Debora Price , University of Manchester

For better or worse? Chronic illness, couple-level responses and union dissolution

Presenter: Jack Lam, University of Queensland, Australia

The effect of children on the long run consequences of divorce

Presenter: Hayley Fisher, University of Sydney

Chair: Hamish Low

Poverty dynamicsEssex Business School 2.1

Low income dynamics among ethnic minorities in the UK

Presenter: Ricky Kanabar , ISER, University of Essex

Income Poverty Persistence and Multidimensional Poverty Persistence in Chile

Presenter: Joaquin Prieto, Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Poverty in Newham: Exploring the factors affecting movement in and out poverty

Presenter: Sarah Johnson , London Borough of Newham

Chair: Peter Matejic

Impact workshop – engaging with the mediaEssex Business School 2.2

Impact Workshop: Understanding Society research and media engagement

Presenter: Jonathan Baker, University of Essex

Chair: Raj Patel

Coffee breakEssex Business School 1.2

Drop-in session AEssex Business School 2.66

Raj Patel, Dr Alita Nandi, Professor Peter Lynn, Dr Violetta Paurtis, Dr Jon Burton and Dr Paul Fisher

Parallel Session B

Family dynamics using harmonized cross-national dataEssex Business School 2.2

Is There a Link Between the Divorce Revolution and the Cohabitation Boom

Presenter: Brienna Perelli-Harris, University of Southampton

The Role of Education in the Intersection of Partnership Transitions and Motherhood in Europe and the United States

Presenter: Julia Mikolai, University of St Andrews

Life-table Representations of Family Dynamics in the 21st Century

Presenter: Gunnar Andersson, University of Stockholm

Discussion – comparative research on family dynamics and harmonised data

Presenter: Tom Emery, Netherlands Institute for Demographic Research (NIDI)

Chair: Ann Berrington

EmploymentEssex Business School 1.1

Do Unions Cause Job Dissatisfaction? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment

Presenter: Andy Charlwood, University of Leeds

Contingent employment and labour market pathways: bridge or trap?

Presenter: Mark Wooden , University of Melbourne

The impact of immigration on UK native wages

Presenter: Deboshree Ghosh , University of Aberdeen

Chair: Nick Buck

PoliticsEssex Business School 2.1

Vote Choice and Economic Interests: A Test with Individual Income Data

Presenter: Joan Serra , Ruhr University, Bochum

The impact of 9/11 terrorists' attacks on labor market outcomes of Muslims in Germany

Presenter: Sumit Deole, MLU Halle-Wittenberg

Melancholy Politics: Brexit as a consequence of weakening mainstream party attachment in the United Kingdom

Presenter: Gary Pollock, Manchester Metropolitan University

Masked intolerance toward immigrants in the UK before and after the vote to leave the EU

Presenter: Mathew Creighton, University College Dublin

Chair: Alison Park

Methods and survey designEssex Business School 2.65

A Comparison of Self-reported Sexual Identity Using Direct and Indirect Questioning

Presenter: Alessandra Gaia, ISER, University of Essex

Homophily and Changing Social Access: Exploiting Social Network Kernel Inference from International Surveys

Presenter: Nick Jones, Imperial College

Identifying Household Effects on Individuals’ Environmental Behaviours in the UK – a Multilevel Modelling Approach

Presenter: Vivian-Hiu-Tung So, University of Southampton

Random sampling and political opinion polling

Presenter: Luke Taylor , Kantar Public

Chair: Ian Brunton-Smith

Income dynamicsEssex Business School 2.5

Occupational Prices, Job Polarization and the Distribution of Occupational Returns

Presenter: Ben Etheridge, University of Essex

Time is money- What drives income mobility over time?

Presenter: Celine Thevenot , OECD

The Dynamics of Income inequality in China, Germany, the UK and the US

Presenter: Tak Wing Chan , UCL Institute of Education

DWP’s new Income Dynamics publication

Presenter: Peter Matejic, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Chair: Steve Pudney

Drinks receptionEssex Business School 1.2

Chair: TBC

Wed 12 July

Registration Day 2Essex Business School Foyer

Parallel Session C

BHPS-Understanding Society harmonisationEssex Business School 2.2

Saving Behaviour, Expectations and Financial Hardship

Presenter: Karl Taylor, University of Sheffield

Family dynamics and young adults’ homeownership transitions in Britain, Germany and Australia

Presenter: Sait Bayrakdar, University of Cambridge

The new harmonized BHPS-UKHLS data set

Presenter: Laura Fumagalli, ISER, University of Essex

Harmonised BHPS-Understanding Society data – user consultation session

Presenter: Laura Fumagalli, ISER, University of Essex

Chair: Michaela Benzeval

Genetic markers as instrumental variablesEssex Business School 1.1

BMI and Well-being- A Mendelian randomization study

Presenter: Yanchun Bao , ISER, University of Essex

Combining multiple SNPs in Mendelian randomization studies with continuous outcome

Presenter: Yanchun Bao, ISER, University of Essex

Body Mass Index (BMI) and Self-reported Sleep Duration: A Mendelian Randomization Study

Presenter: Victoria Garfield, University College London

Chair: Meena Kumari

Gender and employmentEssex Business School 2.1

Who benefits from flexible working? Gender and socioeconomic inequalities in 'flexible' work

Presenter: Nicola Spencer Godfrey , University of Surrey

Are you paying the price for your partner’s career?

Presenter: Laura Langner, University of Oxford

The ''when'' of gender inequalities: the family gap over the life course and over time

Presenter: Gabriele Mari , University of Trento - School of Social Sciences

Woman's Participation Decision and Partner's Labour Market Activity: Empirical Evidence from the United Kingdom

Presenter: Melisa Sayli , University of Manchester

Chair: Susan Harkness

Ethnic diversity in the UK (part 1)Essex Business School 2.5

Is unemployment of ethnic minorities related to occupational segregation?

Presenter: Simonetta Longhi, University of Reading

Persisting disadvantages: A study of labour market dynamics of ethnic unemployment and earnings

Presenter: Anthony Heath, University of Oxford

The working mother-in-law effect on the labour force participation of immigrant and second-generation women

Presenter: Albert Arcarons , European University Institute

Does ethnic concentration influence gender role views? A study across first and second generation ethnic groups in England and Wales

Presenter: Carolina Zuccotti , University of Brighton

Chair: Lucinda Platt

Wellbeing and incomeEssex Business School 2.65

The pursuit of happiness: does wealth play a role for life satisfaction?

Presenter: Tobias Schmidt , Deutsche Bundesbank

The impact of weekend working on well-being in the UK

Presenter: Andrew Bryce , University of Sheffield

The Psychological Impact of Hours-Underemployment: Working Fewer Hours than Desired Predicts Psychological Distress in two British Samples

Presenter: Victoria Mousteri, Behavioural Science Centre, University of Stirling

Long-standing financial distress: Do people adapt?

Presenter: Ujjwal Kumar Das , University of Leeds

Chair: Gundi Knies

Coffee breakEssex Business School 1.2

Drop-in session BEssex Business School 2.66

Professor Meena Kumari, Dr Melissa Smart, Professor Annette Jackle, Professor Nick Buck, Dr Laura Fumagalli, Dr Gundi Knies and Graham Jolliffe

Plenary 2 - “Are we creatures of habit? Persistence and change in adult health behaviours in England” Essex Business School 2.2

Hilary Graham and Heather Wardle
Chair: Michaela Benzeval

Are we creatures of habit? Persistence and change in adult health behaviours in EnglandEssex Business School 2.2

Are we creatures of habit? Persistence and change in adult health behaviours in England

Presenter: Professor Hilary Graham and Dr Heather Wardle, University of York & Heather Wardle Research Ltd

Chair: Michaela Benzeval

LunchEssex Business School 1.2

Features of the Understanding Society studyEssex Business School 2.65

Dr Birgitta Rabe, Professor Meena Kumari, Dr Melissa Smart, Professor Michaela Benzeval, Dr Gundi Knies
Chair: Victoria Nolan

Features of Understanding SocietyEssex Business School 2.65

Linked education data

Presenter: Birgitta Rabe , ISER, University of Essex

Biomarker, genetics and epigenetics data

Presenter: Meena Kumari, Melissa Smart and Michaela Benzeval, ISER, University of Essex

Geographical data

Presenter: Gundi Knies , ISER, University of Essex

Chair: Victoria Nolan

Parallel Session D

Household Finances (part 1)Essex Business School 1.1

Participation in workplace pension schemes and the effect of provision: evidence from the United Kingdom

Presenter: Bernardo Nunes , University of Stirling

Saving Behavior around Intended and Unintended Childbirths

Presenter: Mette Ejrnaes , Unviersity of Copenhagen

The interest rate exposure of euro area households

Presenter: Panagiota-Tetti Tzamourani, Deutsche Bundesbank

Chair: Tom Crossley

Health Essex Business School 2.1

Does the month of birth affect long-term educational and health outcomes in Northern Ireland? A population-based analysis.

Presenter: Stefanie Doebler , University of Liverpool

Exploring common mental illness as a driver of internal migration in Great Britain

Presenter: Sam Wilding , University of Southampton

The Effects of Childhood Health on Young Adult Education Outcomes

Presenter: Narayan Sastry , University of Michigan

Chair: Ellen Flint

Ethnic diversity in the UK (part 2)Essex Business School 2.5

Ethnic differences in aspirations and realities in the transition to adulthood

Presenter: Ann Berrington , University of Southampton

Explaining the persistence of Labour Party partisanship among young ethnic minorities

Presenter: Nicole Martin , ISER, University of Essex

Unravelling the “immigrant health paradox”: acculturation, discrimination, and health behaviours of the foreign born and their children

Presenter: Renee Luthra, University of Essex

Chair: Lucinda Platt

CNEF workshop - introductionISER Seminar Room

CNEF workshop – introduction: This session provide an overview of the CNEF, information about the country files that are included, and the data coverage.

Presenter: Dean Lillard , Ohio State University, USA

Chair: Michaela Benzeval

Coffee Break Essex Business School 1.2

Parallel Session E

Household Finances (part 2)Essex Business School 1.1

Improving the measurement of income and spending in surveys.

Presenter: Mike Brewer , ISER, University of Essex

Participation in a Mobile App survey to collect expenditure data as part of a large-scale probability household panel: response rates, response biases and data quality

Presenter: Annette Jäckle, ISER, University of Essex

Mortgage equity withdrawal, risk preferences and financial capability

Presenter: Vivien Burrows , University of Reading

Chair: Tom Crossley

Health Economics Essex Business School 2.5

The income-health gradient: Evidence from self-reported health and biomarkers using longitudinal data on income

Presenter: Apostolos Davillas, ISER, University of Essex

Biomarkers as precursors of disability

Presenter: Steve Pudney , University of Sheffield

Assortative Mating: A Genetic Assessment

Presenter: Climent Quintana-Domeque, University of Oxford

Chair: Ben Etheridge

Health, wellbeing and ageingEssex Business School 2.1

Does leisure engagement affect wellbeing? Health, wellbeing and leisure engagement among adults and young people

Presenter: Jane Lakey, Natcen Social Research

Men’s health and intergenerational living arrangements in Russia: Causal and selection effects

Presenter: Natalia Permyakova, University of Southampton

Longitudinal associations between co-resident caregiving and problematic sleep among older adults

Presenter: Emma Maun , King's College London

Chair: Cara Booker

Epigenetics in Understanding Society Essex Business School 2.65

Genome wide methylation analysis of lipids in Understanding Society (wave 3)

Presenter: Tyler Gorrie-Stone , University of Essex

Integrating genetic and epigenetic variation in the Understanding Society: mQTLs and complex trait polygenic scores

Presenter: Eilis Hannon , Exeter University

Smoking history and genome wide DNA methylation in Understanding Society (wave 3).

Presenter: Alex Andrayas , University of Essex

Epigenetic profiles, ageing and social position

Presenter: Amanda Hughes , ISER, University of Essex

Chair: Meena Kumari

CNEF workshop - practical sessionEssexLab (ISER)

CNEF workshop – practical workshop

Presenter: Dean Lillard, Ohio State University, USA

Chair: Dean Lillard

Conference DinnerWivenhoe House Hotel

Thu 13 July

Registration Day 3Essex Business School Foyer

Parallel Session F

The role of interviewers in survey measurementEssex Business School 2.5

The accuracy of using paradata to detect and understand interviewer question-reading deviations.

Presenter: Jennifer Kelley, ISER, University of Essex

Examining the Validity of Interviewers' Ratings of Respondents' Health (via Skype)

Presenter: Dana Garbarski , Loyola University Chicago

Detecting and understanding interviewer effects on survey data using a cross-classified mixed-effects location scale model

Presenter: Ian Brunton-Smith , University of Warwick

Chair: Peter Lynn

Wellbeing (ONS symposium) - 4 x 20 minutesEssex Business School 1.1

Gender and parenting Essex Business School 2.1

Motherhood, Employment, and the Dynamics of Women’s Attitudes towards Traditional Gender-role Views

Presenter: Muzhi Zhou, University of Oxford

How Entry into Parenthood Shapes Gender Role Attitudes: New Evidence from Longitudinal UK data

Presenter: Elena Grinza , University of Turin

Parents’ Relationship Quality with Children and Life Satisfaction: A Dyadic Analysis

Presenter: Deniz Yucel , William Paterson University of New Jersey

Chair: Gunnar Anderson

Relationships, finance and living arrangementsEssex Business School 2.65

The effect of changing financial incentives on repartnering

Presenter: Hayley Fisher , University of Sydney

Separation and housing trajectories in Britain – Opportunities and challenges of using sequence analysis on panel data

Presenter: Julia Mikolai, University of St Andrews

A new look at the housing consequences of partnership dissolution

Presenter: Rory Coulter, University College London

Chair: Tak Wing Chan

Economics and Public Policy (IFS symposium)Essex Business School 2.2

How important is leverage? Investigating the link between consumption and leverage using two samples

Presenter: Peter Levell, Institute for Fiscal Studies

The gender pay gap in the UK

Presenter: Monica Costa Dias, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Mobility and the Lifetime Distributional Impact of Tax and Transfer Reforms

Presenter: Barra Roantree, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Chair: Tom Crossley

Coffee BreakEssex Business School 1.2

Plenary 3 - Ethnicity and Identity: new perspectives Essex Business School 2.2

Lucinda Platt
Chair: Vernon Gayle

Ethnicity and Identity: new perspectivesEssex Business School 2.2

Plenary 3 - Ethnicity and Identity: new perspectives

Presenter: Lucinda Platt, LSE

Chair: Vernon Gayle

Message of thanks Essex Business School 2.2

Michaela Benzeval
Chair: Michaela Benzeval

LunchEssex Business School 1.2

Features of the Understanding Society studyEssex Business School 2.65

Professor Annette Jäckle and Dr Alita Nandi
Chair: Victoria Nolan

Features of Understanding SocietyEssex Business School 2.65

EMB/ IEMB data

Presenter: Alita Nandi, ISER, University of Essex

Innovation panel

Presenter: Annette Jäckle, ISER, University of Essex

Partnership history data

Presenter: Alita Nandi, ISER, University of Essex

Chair: Victoria Nolan

Parallel Session G

Longitudinal survey participation Essex Business School 2.5

Using Call Record Data to Investigate Household Response Outcomes : Evidence from Understanding Society Data

Presenter: Olga Maslovskaya, University of Southampton

Targeted use of data collection modes in a household panel context

Presenter: Peter Lynn, ISER, University of Essex

Moving Understanding Society to mixed mode: effects on response and attrition

Presenter: Hannah Carpenter, Kantar Public

Chair: Joachim Winter

Wellbeing and life satisfaction Essex Business School 1.1

Does clean air make you happy?

Presenter: Sarah Knight, University of York

How commuting influences subjective wellbeing

Presenter: Kiron Chatterjee, University of the West of England

Chair: Simonetta Longhi

Parenting, employment and health Essex Business School 2.1

The Gender of the First Child and Parents' Labour Supply in the UK

Presenter: Dan Brown , University of Oxford

Parental work hour demands and quality time with children

Presenter: Stefanie Hoherz, Centre for Population Change

A longitudinal analysis of family forms, ethnicity and life chances

Presenter: Polly Mckinlay, University of Oxford

Chair: Mark Wooden

Education Essex Business School 2.2

It's not how much you work but how. The production function for performance among university students.

Presenter: Angus Holford, ISER, University of Essex

Working Class Kids and School Qualifications: An Investigation of Scottish Education Using Longitudinal and Administrative Social Science Data

Presenter: Vernon Gayle , University of Edinburgh

The Effect of University Tuition Fees on Children's Educational Aspirations

Presenter: Lena Hassani Nezhad , Royal Holloway, University of London

Chair: Birgitta Rabe

Coffee breakEssex Business School 1.2

Conference End