Study Description

Title

Wave 1

Principal Investigator

Professor Nick Buck

Publisher

Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex

Abstract

This is the first 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 2009 with eligible members of nearly 32,000 selected households 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.

Study website: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/

LifeStage

Other

LifeStageDescription

More than one life stage is covered

Coverage

Date
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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

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Assessment Data
Analysis Unit
Household
Data Files

Wave 1 Questionnaire

Name

us1

Label

Wave 1 Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
January2009 - December2010
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing.

Wave 1 Youth Self-Completion Questionnaire

Name

us1_ysc

Label

Wave 1 Youth Self-Completion Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
January2009 - December2010
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire using a traditional paper questionnaire.

Wave 1 Adult Self-Completion Questionnaire

Name

us1_asc

Label

Wave 1 Adult Self-Completion Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
January2009 - December2010
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire using a traditional paper questionnaire.

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