Sweep Description

Title

Wave 7

Principal Investigator

Professor Michaela Benzeval

Publisher

Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex

Date
Abstract

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.

LifeStage

Other

LifeStageDescription

More than one life stage is covered

Coverage

Date
February2015 - April2017
Highest Level
Country
Lowest Level
EUL: Government Office Region, Special License: Lower Layer Super Output Areas, Secure Access: National Grid Reference
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT
Country
GB-NIR

Funding

Data

Main Questionnaire

Name

us7

Label

Main Questionnaire

Collection Organisation
Collection Organisation
Data Collection Date
January2015 - December2016
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing.

Youth Self-Completion Questionnaire

Name

us7_ysc

Label

Youth Self-Completion Questionnaire

Collection Organisation
Collection Organisation
Data Collection Date
January2015 - December2016
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire using a traditional paper questionnaire.