Professor Michaela Benzeval
Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex
This is the seventh wave of data collection for Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) studies 21st century UK life and how it is changing.
It captures important information every year about the social and economic circumstances, attitudes, behaviours and health of people living in thousands of UK households. Information from the longitudinal survey is primarily used by academics, researchers and policy makers in their work, but the findings are of interest to a much wider group of people including those working in the third sector, health practitioners, business, the media and the general public. Interviews began in 2015 with eligible members of households from earlier waves invited to take part.
Adults are interviewed and 10-15 year-olds fill in a paper self-completion questionnaire. Data collection is annual, but each wave takes place over a two year period. UKHLS also has an ethnicity strand, with boost samples to ensure the study had at least 1,000 adults from the five main ethnicity groups in the UK. There are also extra questions asked each year of particular relevance to ethnic groups.
More than one life stage is covered
- Wave 7 Call records Dataset
- Wave 7 Childcare, child development, consents and school information for each child Dataset
- Wave 7 Details of child maintenance Dataset
- Wave 7 Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals Dataset
- Wave 7 Household data from respondent households Dataset
- Wave 7 Sample and Household level data for issued households Dataset
- Wave 7 Income and payment information Dataset
- Wave 7 Enumeration information Dataset
- Wave 7 Data from the individual interview Dataset
- Wave 7 Contains individual-level data for issued households Dataset
- Wave 7 Information about each newborn child Dataset
- Wave 7 Details of parenting styles Dataset
- Wave 7 Youth self completion questionnaire data Dataset