Understanding Society: (2009+) (United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study; UKHLS)
Multi-topic longitudinal household survey whose purpose is to understand social & economic change in Britain at the household & individual levels. Has 4 sample components: the General Population component, the Innovation Panel, a boost sample of ethnic minority group members, and participants in the former British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). The household questionnaire includes a composition listing of all household members and collects information about gender, date of birth, marital and employment status, and relationship to the household respondent. Questions about housing, mortgage or rent payments, material deprivation, and consumer durables & cars are also included. The individual interview is asked of every person in the household aged 16 or over, and covers: demographics, baseline information, family background, ethnicity and language use; migration, partnership and fertility histories; health, disability and caring; current employment and earnings; employment status (for persons interviewed January-June); parenting and childcare arrangements; family networks; benefit payments; political party identification; household finances; environmental behaviors; consents to administrative data linkage. A proxy module, a much shortened version of the individual questionnaire, collects demographic, health, and employment information, as well as a summary income measure. The adult self-completion questionnaire includes subjective questions, particularly those which are potentially sensitive or require more privacy. It covers feelings of depression and well-being, sleep behavior, environmental attitudes and beliefs, neighborhood participation and belonging, life satisfaction, activities with partner and relationship quality. The youth self-completion questionnaire, given to children aged 10-15 years in the household, covers computer and technology use, family support, sibling relationships, feelings about areas of life, Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, health behaviors, smoking and drinking, and aspirations. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.
- 100,000 individuals in 40,000 Briiths households.
- Series - ongoing
- United Kingdom
- Understanding Society: (2009+) (United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study; UKHLS)
- Series - ongoing