The connections between social media and young people’s mental health are very much in the news. Professor Liz Twigg from the University of Portsmouth discusses some questions about this phenomenon and introduces her new research into the area.
Tag: longitudinal studies
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.
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 […]
Women whose attitudes towards gender are equal — suffer more from unemployment than their women with more traditional attitudes. This is one of the findings of research into how the loss of a job affects the life satisfaction of men and women in the UK.
Kristine Briones, Research Assistant at Young Lives discusses the new release of “constructed files” of all four of rounds of data which features about 200 variables selected from the Young Lives household and child surveys.
Anne Solon, data manager for Young Lives, discusses computer-assisted personal interviewing for data collection.