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Marrying Your Best Friend: For Better or Worse?

Marrying Your Best Friend: For Better or Worse? | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Marrying one's best friend is not practical for many reasons no matter how romantic this coudl be when portrayed in the movies,
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Psychology Today said a study on happiness was made by Shawn Grover and University of Vancouver professor John Helliwell. The data used in the research came from the Gallup World Poll, the United Kingdom's Annual Population Survey and the British Household Panel Survey.
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Liberals Come Up Short—Literally

Liberals Come Up Short—Literally | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
New research finds the taller a person is, the more likely they are to be a conservative.
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The researchers used data collected in 2006 as part of the ongoing British Household Panel Survey, a nationally representative annual survey of more than 12,000 adults in the U.K. They compared respondents’ self-reported height with their annual income and political preference.
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Three new funds to boost volunteering by the over-50s

Three new funds to boost volunteering by the over-50s | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
The grants are being made available by the Office for Civil Society and the innovation charity Nesta
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The announcement comes after the August publication of a study by the universities of Southampton and Birmingham that concluded volunteering has a positive impact on the mental health of people aged over 40 but no effect on the mental wellbeing of young people. The study used data from the British Household Panel Survey.
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UK Data Service's curator insight, October 13, 11:09 AM
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Ohio State study finds correlation between height, political attitudes

Ohio State study finds correlation between height, political attitudes | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Part of Watson’s confidence in her findings stems from the detailed nature of the survey from which she gathered data. The BHPS takes into account detailed income data, height — which was measured by nurses for accuracy — and political preferences. It’s fairly rare to get data for all three of these areas in one survey, Watson said.
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Taller people are likely to be more conservative

Taller people are likely to be more conservative | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
If want to know which political party an individual will support? Then take note of the person’s height.
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The researchers used data from the 2006 British Household Panel Study, a survey which includes self-reported height, detailed income data and a number of questions about political beliefs for just over 9,700 adults.
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Scientists have worked out one really simple way to have a happier life

Scientists have worked out one really simple way to have a happier life | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Scientists have revealed one of the most effective ways to increase how happy you are and it’s much simpler than you might think. Working for a charity, social enterprise or other not-for-profit organisation increases your happiness levels sharply, research has found.
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Gender pay gap: mothers returning to work earn a third less than men

Gender pay gap: mothers returning to work earn a third less than men | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Mothers who return to work end up earning a third less than men as the birth of a child cuts their chances of getting promotions and pay rises, a study has found.
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Commuting adds 800 calories to your week: is travel damaging your health?

Commuting adds 800 calories to your week: is travel damaging your health? | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it

THE Royal Society of Public Health have warned about the dangers of snacking while commuting.
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Women paid an average 18 per cent less than men, according to IFS | Holyrood Magazine

Women paid an average 18 per cent less than men, according to IFS | Holyrood Magazine | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it

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The Labour force Survey: https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000026

British Household Panel Survey: https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=200005
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How snacking turns the rat race into the fat race

How snacking turns the rat race into the fat race | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Health chiefs calculate that the average commuter adds 767 calories per week to their diet by snacking to and from work - the equivalent of three Mars bars.
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Findings published by @R_S_P_H used our self-reported health status data
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RSPH | Health in a hurry

RSPH | Health in a hurry | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Over 24 million people commute to work each day in England and Wales – the majority of which are utilising largely non-active methods, such as cars, trains or buses. For many, this journey is synonymous with stress, frustration and anxiety. What is the impact on our health and wellbeing?
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​Taller people prefer conservative political parties, says new study - The Economic Times

​Taller people prefer conservative political parties, says new study - The Economic Times | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
The taller a person is, the more likely he or she is to support candidates from a conservative political party and actually vote for them.
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Researchers have used self-reported height, detailed income data and a number of political questions from the British Household Panel Survey to find that the taller a person is, the more likely he or she is to support candidates from a conservative political party and actually vote for them.
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Tall people more likely to vote Tory (and it's probably because they earn more)

Tall people more likely to vote Tory (and it's probably because they earn more) | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Researchers used data from the 2006 British Household Panel Study which includes self-reported height, detailed income data and a number of questions about political beliefs.
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What Trump Has Done to American Marriage

What Trump Has Done to American Marriage | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
The 2016 race has turned the battle of the sexes into an all-out war.
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Married couples have also tended to vote Republican (even after controlling for things like income and race)—whether because the GOP has traditionally been seen as the party of “family” values, or because men tend to vote Republican, and their wives have historically voted (according to a 2006 study from the Institute for Social and Economic Research) on the basis of their husband’s economic interests.
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Many women’s expectations of happiness after having children are not fulfilled

Many women’s expectations of happiness after having children are not fulfilled | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
In today’s societies, to a great extent the choice of having children is determined by the subjective well-being that this may entail for the individual (the father and the mother)
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The research used the Institute for Social and Economic Research’s British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). This is a longitudinal survey with an initial sample of 5,500 households, recruited in 1991, containing 10,000 respondents.
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How Your Personality Affects The Friends You Make, According To Science

How Your Personality Affects The Friends You Make, According To Science | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
In a paper published in last month's Social Psychological & Personality Science, researchers analyzed data from the British Household Panel Survey, which has followed the same groups of individuals in the UK since the '90s. Among other areas, survey respondents answered questions about their closest friendships; topics ranged from their friends' gender and ethnicity to how far away they live. Participants also took a test measuring their Big Five personality traits: Conscientiousness, extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, and openness to experience.
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Are Tall People More Conservative?

Are Tall People More Conservative? | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
What can a tape measure tell you about how someone will vote? Perhaps everything, at least statistically.
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The researchers used 2006 data from the British Household Panel Study, which includes thousands of people and contains information like height, income, education, and political preferences.
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UK Data Service's curator insight, September 21, 6:06 AM
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Charity workers are happier — is it because of doing good, or just feeling good? | Spectator Health

Charity workers are happier — is it because of doing good, or just feeling good? | Spectator Health | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
A lengthy paper in the Journal of Economic Psychology (54 (2016) 64 – 84), lyrically titled ‘“… Do it with…
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Mothers' pay lags far behind men's after childbirth, report finds

Mothers' pay lags far behind men's after childbirth, report finds | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Women who go back to work part-time after having a baby earn less than men for years afterwards, a new report suggests. The pay gap between men and women steadily widens for years after babies are born, according to the Institute of Fiscal studies. Over a 12 year period after giving birth, women’s hourly pay rate falls 33 per cent behind men’s. The wage gap is smaller when comparing young women – before they become mothers – with their male counterparts.
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Commuting For Long Hours Might Be Making You Put On Weight

Commuting For Long Hours Might Be Making You Put On Weight | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Those who travel for long periods are potentially 'shortening their lives'.
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Commuting really IS bad for your health and can shorten your life, new report says

Commuting really IS bad for your health and can shorten your life, new report says | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
IT IS official - commuting has been branded BAD for your health and could even shorten your life, according to a new report.
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Mothers' pay lags far behind men - BBC News

Mothers' pay lags far behind men - BBC News | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Women who return to work part-time after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, says a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies has used our BHPS data to analyse the size of the gender age gap for different groups and how it has changed over time.
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Link to report: IFS The Gender Wage Gap https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/bns/bn186.pdf ;

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Being sick of the daily commute could be affecting your health - Health News - NHS Choices

Being sick of the daily commute could be affecting your health - Health News - NHS Choices | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
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The British Household Panel Survey similarly looked at commuting information and measured self-reported health status.
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If you’re tall, you’re probably conservative, study says

If you’re tall, you’re probably conservative, study says | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
An article published in the British Journal of Political Science in June found a correlation between height and support for conservative policies.
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The data for the study came from the 2006 sample of the British Household Panel Survey that polls more than 12,000 adults in the United Kingdom annually on their demographics and political preferences.
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¸Looking beyond household income: How do we decide who is poor?

¸Looking beyond household income: How do we decide who is poor? | British Household Panel Survey in the headlines | Scoop.it
Recently, there was some criticism of the government’s attempt to introduce a new child poverty measure in the UK. Here, Rod Hick looks at comparing multidimensional and poverty-based measures of i…
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Rod Hick, Lecturer in Social Policy at Cardiff University uses data from the British Household Panel Survey in his new research on measuring poverty.
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