Sweep Description

Title

Next Steps Age 25 Survey (2015)

Principal Investigator

Professor Lisa Calderwood

Publisher

University College London, UCL Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Abstract

Sweep 8 was the first survey under the management of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). The aim of the sweep was to increase our understanding of the lives of young adults growing up today, and in particular transitions out of education and into early adult life. The content of the questionnaire was broadened to cover a range of different disciplinary areas, providing greater comparability with the other CLS cohort studies and a baseline for the study of later life outcomes, as well as maintaining comparability with previous sweeps of Next Steps in key areas.

Cohort members answered questions about their education and job training, employment and economic circumstances, housing and family life, physical and emotional health, and risky behaviours. A wide range of administrative data linkage consents were also collected covering health, education, economics and criminal behaviour.

The survey sample design was to contact all cohort members who had ever taken part in any of the previous sweeps of the study (except those who had given a clear refusal or are ineligible). A total of 15,531 cohort members were issued for fieldwork and interviews were completed with 7,707 cohort members, representing a 51% response rate. The majority (62%) of fully productive interviews were achieved via web, 9% via telephone, and 29% of interviews were achieved face-to-face.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/next-steps-age-25-sweep

LifeStage

Early adulthood

LifeStageDescription

19 - 30 years

Coverage

Date
-
Geographical Coverage Description

United Kingdom

Highest Level
Country
Lowest Level
Postcode
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-SCT
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-NIR

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

Next Steps Age 25 Survey (2015)

Name

ns_15_w8

Label

Next Steps Age 25 Survey (2015)

Collection Organisation
Data Collection Date
August2015 - September2016
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing

Mode of Data Collection

Computer-assisted telephone interviewing

Mode of Data Collection

Computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI). Data are collected using a web questionnaire, produced with a program for creating web surveys