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Media and online coverage of research and activities for the UK Household Longitudinal Study known as Understanding Society.
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Are your 20s really the best time of your life?

Are your 20s really the best time of your life? | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
A study on wellbeing finds 20-somethings feel more distant from friends and family.
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The Intergenerational Foundation used Understanding Society and BHPS data to compile their Index of welbeing
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The gig economy could help solve our job training problem —

The gig economy could help solve our job training problem — | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Job experience (or gig experience) itself is the best form of job training.
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UK Data Service's curator insight, April 24, 7:27 AM

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Number of girls using social media for more than three hours a day doubles in four years, research finds

Number of girls using social media for more than three hours a day doubles in four years, research finds | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
The number of young girls using social media for more than three hours on an average school day has doubled in just four years, research finds. According to data collected from a survey of 4,410 children in 2011/12 and 3,616 in 2015/16, both boys and girls are visiting social networking sites more regularly. However, boys’ usage of social media remains far lower than that of their female counterparts.
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UK Data Service's curator insight, April 3, 8:17 AM
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Fewer girls argue with their mothers…but more confide in their fathers | Daily

Fewer girls argue with their mothers…but more confide in their fathers | Daily | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
The Office for National Statistics survey found that the number of teenage girls who row with their mother more than once a week has dropped from nearly a third to just over a quarter since 2010.
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The figures on social media use are based on a @usociety survey of 4,410 children in 2011/12 and 3,616 in 2015/16.
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Teachers work more and have seen bigger pay drop than police, study suggests

Teachers work more and have seen bigger pay drop than police, study suggests | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Teachers work longer hours in term time and have seen a bigger drop in pay than police officers and nurses, research suggests.
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Why do schools have a massive pay gap?

Why do schools have a massive pay gap? | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest gender pay gaps revealed in Great Britain so far are in schools.
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Teachers work longer hours than police officers and nurses, study suggests

Teachers work longer hours than police officers and nurses, study suggests | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Teachers work longer hours - and have seen a sharper drop in pay - than police officers and nurses, a new study suggests.   And teachers are the least satisfied out of the three professions with the amount of leisure time they have, the research says. 
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New @TheNFER study uses @usociety data to investigate teachers' falling wages
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Social media negatively affects teen girls more than boys, finds research

Social media negatively affects teen girls more than boys, finds research | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
The authors found that adolescent girls used social media more than boys and social media interaction increased with age for both boys and girls.
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Researchers at the University of Essex and UCL used Understanding Society to investigate the effect of social media on wellbeing in young people. 
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Interest rate rise would hit millions in UK who depend on cheap credit | Business | The Guardian

Interest rate rise would hit millions in UK who depend on cheap credit | Business | The Guardian | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Almost half of low-income families are believed to be in debt distress already
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The Resolution Foundation report 'An Unhealthy Interest?' uses data from Understanding Society.
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Working single parents 'struggling to feed children'

Working single parents 'struggling to feed children' | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
One in three children with a working single parent live in poverty, a charity finds
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The charity Gingerbread used Understanding Society data in their analysis of single parent families in the UK.
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UK Data Service's curator insight, February 28, 5:09 AM
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Debt fears for poorer households

Debt fears for poorer households | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
A quarter of very low-income households have high debt repayments or are behind on bills or repayments.
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The IFS and Joseph Rowntree Foundation used BHPS data in the report mentioned in this article. 
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UK Data Service's curator insight, January 17, 3:45 AM
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Health care’s ‘upstream’ conundrum

Health care’s ‘upstream’ conundrum | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
When it comes to the long-term health of the country, findings now show the big problem might not be health care at all—it might be everything else. Can researchers get politicians to pay attention?
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UK Data Service's curator insight, January 15, 10:24 AM
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Marriage really DOES make you happy

Marriage really DOES make you happy | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Vancouver School of Economics used data from two UK surveys to analyse whether being married affects your happiness (stock image)
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UK Data Service's curator insight, January 2, 8:14 AM
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Partner refusing to up sticks? The problem may start at home | News | The Times

Partner refusing to up sticks? The problem may start at home | News | The Times | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Moving house together is a sign that a couple have a strong relationship as it means that partners value each other more than the social network they are leaving behind, a study has concluded. It compared the happiness of those who had moved or wanted to move house with those who were happy to sta
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Calling time on a life of likes could be key to girls’ happiness

Calling time on a life of likes could be key to girls’ happiness | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
There have been increasing calls in recent months for more to be done to prepare children for the emotional demands of social media. Just a few weeks ago, the Government’s Science and Technology Committee announced an inquiry into the impact of social media on the health of young people. But do girls and boys use…
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Cara Booker from the University of Essex, in collaboration with collleagues from UCL, has been looking at trends in social media interaction and well-being in nearly 10,000 10-15 year-olds in the UK over a 5 year period.
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UK Data Service's curator insight, April 3, 8:19 AM
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Twice as many girls using social media for more than three hours a day

Twice as many girls using social media for more than three hours a day | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
The number of girls using social networking sites for more than three hours on an average school day has doubled in four years, new figures show.
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Report uses @usociety data on 4,410 children surveyed in 2011/12 and 3,616 in 2015/16.
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Support Is Falling Short For Vulnerable Older Teenagers

Support Is Falling Short For Vulnerable Older Teenagers | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Problems do not magically disappear when children turn 18
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The Children's Society used Understanding Society to look at the support available for vulnerable young people.
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Teachers work more and have seen bigger pay drop than... | Daily

Teachers work more and have seen bigger pay drop than... | Daily | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
A new study shows that while teachers are happy with their job and income, they would like more leisure time.
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NFER: Teachers are 'happy with pay' despite real-terms drop

NFER: Teachers are 'happy with pay' despite real-terms drop | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Most teachers remain happy with their income, despite a real-terms drop in pay and longer working hours in recent years, new research has found.
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New @TheNFER study uses @usociety data to investigate teachers' falling wages
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Girls who use social media sites like Instagram aged 10 'more likely to be depressed as teens'

Girls who use social media sites like Instagram aged 10 'more likely to be depressed as teens' | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Essex and University College London said social media did not have the same effect on boys
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Research from the University of Essex and UCL used Understanding Society to look at social media and wellbeing in young people.
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Teachers work more and have seen bigger pay drop than police, study suggests

Teachers work more and have seen bigger pay drop than police, study suggests | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
TEACHERS work longer hours in term time and have seen a bigger drop in pay than police officers and nurses, research suggests.
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New @TheNFER ‏study uses @usociety data to investigate teachers' falling wages
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Many lower income households displaying signs of 'debt distress'

Many lower income households displaying signs of 'debt distress' | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
A rise in consumer credit growth and the prospect of faster-than-expected interest rate rises have recently prompted concerns about the possibility of a fresh debt-bust in the UK, but it is the contin
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The Resolution Foundation report 'An Unhealthy Interest?' used data from Understanding Society.
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Mothers 'suffering pay penalty' at work

Mothers 'suffering pay penalty' at work | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
A report finds mothers earn nearly a third less than fathers by the time their first child is 20.
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The IFS used Understanding Society and BHPS for their report on wage progression and the gender pay gap.
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UK Data Service's curator insight, February 6, 8:53 AM
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Quarter of UK's poorest households are getting deeper in debt, IFS warns

Quarter of UK's poorest households are getting deeper in debt,  IFS warns | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
Poorest households are spending 25% of monthly income servicing debts as UK borrowing rockets
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UK Data Service's curator insight, January 17, 3:45 AM
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Brexit 'fuelled by backlash over immigration and economic decline'

Brexit 'fuelled by backlash over immigration and economic decline' | Understanding Society in the headlines | Scoop.it
The Brexit vote was fuelled by a "backlash" from people unhappy about immigration and economic decline in the areas where they live, according to a new study. The London School of Economics research found that those living in the county of their birth at the time of the 2016 referendum were 7 per cent more likely to back Leave than people who had moved away from their home area.
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