Millions of people combine work with caring responsibilities – looking after an older relative, a disabled child or a partner, for example. But what are the effects on the health of those who do this? Using data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) also known as Understanding Society, Rebecca Lacey and colleagues from the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL have found that younger women and those who juggle working and caring are at higher risk of being obese.
Heather Joshi, Alex Bryson, David Wilkinson and Kelly Ward from the Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Education, University College London consider the gender pay gap for people born in 1958 and the effects of unequal pay on financial equality.
The Children’s Society’s and Barnardo’s have been working with researchers on the Understanding Society survey to explore what issues affecting children at ages 10-11 were most strongly linked to later mental ill health at 14-15 years old.
James Scott and Christine Woods, both Senior User Support and Training Officers (Secure Access Training) at the UK Data Service, introduce us to the Safe Data Access Professionals (SDAP) Working Group and the work they are doing to professionalise the roles of those working in Safe Settings. What is the SDAP Working Group and […]
Panos Demakakos from UCL explores how childhood upbringing is related to health issues in later life. A bit of a background After years of epidemiological and ageing research, I have reached a fundamental conclusion: it is impossible to gain a good understanding of complex phenomena such as the ageing process or the development of chronic disease […]
Our Data Impact Fellows are at an early part of their research career. We wondered how that feels for them. Aishah Selamat has her own interesting take. When anyone in my extended family, a friend or a general acquaintance learns that I am currently embarking on a PhD journey; the customary reaction I receive is […]
Philip Nye from FFT Education Datalab explores how some schools are gaming the system through ‘off-rolling’, using the National Pupil Database.