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Usage of the General Lifestyle Survey (formerly the General Household Survey)


This page contains information from users who have downloaded the GLF/GHS data and who have agreed to have their project information shared. You can opt to be included or to amend the details held for you by changing your project registration.

The 2011 GLF usage report and 2010 report on usage of the GLF are available in Word format. A 2008 report on usage of the GHS is available in Word and PDF format.

  • Complex systems modelling of alcohol consumption dynamics – Dr Robin Purshouse (University of Sheffield – Automatic Control and Systems Engineering). October 2012
    The research is related to the wider programme of activities of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group at the University of Sheffield. The research aims to describe the dynamics of alcohol consumption in the British population from 1978 to the present day. The survey is a central source of evidence for alcohol consumption (although other datasets are available covering limited time periods or smaller sample sizes). The GLF has been a core part of the alcohol research programme at Sheffield since 2008. At present, for this project, GLF data is registered to 2006. However access to the longitudinal years of data is required to bring the time series up-to-date. Evidence from these later years will be important to the analysis because they include the current economic recession, which is one of the key system shocks over the last 40 years.
  • Family relationship in the UK – Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford – Sociology). October 2012
    This project uses survey data in the UK to explore the pattern and dynamics of different forms of within-family relationships, including contact, the exchange of instrumental support, and their consequence on well being.
  • Single Individuals in Nagoya and Manchester – Dr Sharon Kinsella (University of Manchester – SALC). October 2012
    I wish to find some minor continuation data on the percentage of single-households, and unmarried persons, and cohabiting unions in GB, in order to make comparisons with Japan. The period of interest is 1980-2012. This is a small research project which is largely ethnographic but requires some very basic statistical background material to view the major trends and context in each society.
  • UK Housing Review – Professor Hal Pawson (Heriot-Watt University – Built Environment). September 2012
    The General Lifestyle Survey is a data source for several tables in the UK Housing Review, a compendium of housing statistics published annually for the last 20 years.
  • Research on March of Atopy and MAUP – Mr Nick Bearman (University of Exeter – ECEHH). September 2012
    This data is being used to research the presence of the March of Atopy, the progression from childhood eczema, food allergy and asthma to adulthood asthma. It will also form part of a study looking at MAUP (Modifiable Area Unit Problem) when the trends are compared with data at other spatial aggregations.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Labour Market research – Professor Nobuko Okuda. June 2012
    I will the data for my research on labour market of immigrants and second generation of ethnic minorities in the 1970s and 1980s. Most of my articles based on this research will appear in Japanese.
    Other surveys used: LFS BCS70.
  • Inequality analysis – Mr Darlington Mushongera. June 2012
    There is need to analysis poverty in the context of inequality and the GHS provides useful data on household income. This will entail analysis of poverty and disaggregating it to the lowest level possible.
  • ESPON project TiPSE – Dr Andrew Copus (University of the Highlands and Islands – Executive Office). June 2012
    These data are required for project TIPSE (Territorial Indicators of Poverty and Social Exclusion). The project plans to use EU-SILC data (together with Census data) to generate regional and small area estimates of poverty using the World Bank PovMap methodology. The project specification requires us to make poverty maps for all EU Member states except 10 former socialist New Members (which will be covered by the World Bank itself), EFTA and Candidate countries. The output will be a series of maps showing the estimated percentage of households in poverty, by NUTS 3 region across the approximately 20 countries not covered by the parallel World Bank project.
  • Good Places Better Health – Mr Martin Taulbut. June 2012
    To support the itelligence strand of the Scottish Government Good Places Better Health Initiative. The prototype phase focuses on improving aspects of the environment which impact on the health of children aged 0-8, specifically asthma, mental health, unintentional injuries and obesity.
    Other surveys used: SSA SCS SMOKING; DRINKING AND DRUG USE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE; 2010 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS ADOLESCENT LIFESTYLE AND SUBSTANCE USE SURVEY; 2006 SCOTTISH HOUSE CONDITION SURVEY; 2002 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2010 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2009 BSA LFS SURVEY OF SUGAR INTAKE AMONG CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND; 2006 BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY; 1983-1998 : EMPLOYMENT DATA FRS HBAI.
  • Social capital and smoking in UK – Ms Elena Fumagalli (University of East Anglia – School of medicine; health policy and practice). April 2012
    This project aims at assessing whether there exists a causal link between individual social capital and smoking prevalence and intensity in the United Kingdom. Social capital will be considered both at the individual and at the community level. Identification will be based on instrumental variables with community fixed effects.
  • Income Inequality – Dr d'Hombres Beatrice. April 2012
    The project is about the effect of income inequality on various socio-outcomes, such as crime, health social cohesion. The study will be carried out on a set of EU countries. In this project we aim at working at the NUTS1 level and examining how income inequality is associated with socio outcomes conditional on regional and country fixed effects.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Graduate earnings over time – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (Cardiff University – Social Science). April 2012
    This study investigates the changing returns to degree education over time in Britain. It explores the changing 'value' of a degree since the 1970s to contemporary Britain, especially against the background of rapid expansion of higher education in the early 1990s. It also compares graduate earnings for both genders and returns to education between and within occupations.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Longterm Care Model – Mr Chris Harwood. April 2012
    The plan is to produce a model of long term care for Wirral local authority. This will require some assessment analysis of disability and dependence from the General Household Survey. The aim is to assess the health and social care needs of the current and future population for Wirral. The objectives include: current and future prevalence of disability and dependence, assessment of health and social care needs (community and clinical care, residential and nursing care), assessment of housing needs and disability / dependence (sheltered housing / floating support.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Democracy and inequality – Ms Daniela Mantovani. March 2012
    Though global inequality did not substantially change in the last 20-30 years because of the flattening in its between component (average income in different countries) it seems to be increased within countries, even in the rich ones. I intend to investigate the relationship between democracy and inequality in contexts of stable political regimes and fully developed market economies. I will focus my research project only on the western modern market economies in the OECD area ruling a consolidated democracy in the last thirty years approximately. Challenging the common wisdom that democracy flattens inequalities, I will discuss the opposite perspective.
    Other surveys used: FES FRS BSA.
  • Happiness and Relative Income in the UK – Dr Tim Hinks (University of the West of England – Economics). February 2012
    To undertake a national study of happiness in the UK and to observe why (if at all) happiness changes over time for our panel and what can cause this change. The study focuses particularly on the role relative earnings/income plays in reported happiness. It has been found in some of the economics literature that a person's relative position is at least and sometimes more important to happiness and well-being than their own earnings. The importance here is finding which person or group has the most impact on a person's happiness. Is it fellow members of a club, fellow workers, neighbours? Of more interest is whether the individual's perceptions and the reality of these reference groups differ in any great way and whether some happiness is based on misperceptions. The study will also hope to look at the wider issue of growing income inequality in the UK and national happiness in the wake of the financial crisis.
  • Statistical profile of the 80 plus population – Mr Jose Iparraguirre. February 2012
    At Age UK we intend to create a statistical profile of the population aged 80 or over in the United Kingdom, covering as many topics and variables as available data permit. Considering the process of population ageing, we intend to highlight the opportunities and overall issues regarding this age group in contrast to younger cohorts. A preliminary study using data from the Health Survey for England shows that there as many areas in which the 80+ are statistically indistinguishable from, say, the 70-79 year olds, but in other aspects they make up a very distinct group.
  • Presentation – Dr Adam Noble (King's College London – Department of Clinical Neuroscience). January 2012
    General population data on Accident and Emergency department data needed to compare to rate of presentation to A and E by by people with epilepsy.
  • Domestic usage of electric heating 1945-1975 – Dr Anna Carlsson-Hyslop (Cardiff University – Architecture). January 2012
    As part of the Transitions Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy project I am exploring domestic usage of electric heating between ca 1945 and 1975. In particular I am investigating whether this usage may have been effected by demand management practices, such as prices and advertising.
    Other surveys used: FES NEWLY BUILT HOMES; 1969 MONITORED DOMESTIC ENERGY USE DATA ARCHIVE; 1973-1983 QUALITY OF LIFE; URBAN BRITAIN 1975 DATABASE OF SELECTED BRITISH GALLUP OPINION POLLS; 1958-1991 NATIONAL READERSHIP SURVEYS; 1958 2ND QUARTER DAILY MIRROR HOUSEHOLD READERSHIP INCOME AND CONSUMPTION STUDY; 1971 CONSULTATIVE COUNCILS SURVEY; 1975 MIRROR GROUP NEWSPAPERS HOUSEHOLD READERSHIP AND CONSUMPTION SURVEY; 1974 NATIONAL HOUSE CONDITION SURVEY; 1967 CENTRAL HEATING SURVEY; 1968 NATIONAL HOUSE CONDITION SURVEY; 1971.
  • Divorce risk factors in Britain – Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford – Sociology). December 2011
    This project extracts information about data on (first) marriage formation and dissolution and uses event history models to explore the risks factors for divorce in Britain; and how these might change over marriage cohorts.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE.
  • Ethnic minority women and income distribution – Dr Julia Rouse (Manchester Metropolitan University – Business). December 2011
    This data will be used for an undergraduate dissertation. It will look in to ethnic minority women and study their income distributions particularly in related to the contribution this income makes to the household wealth.
  • Semi-parametric estimation – Dr Declan French (Queen's University Belfast – Management). December 2011
    We will apply the characteristic-based semi-paramteric estimator of Connor Hagmann and Linton (Econometrica, 2011 forthcoming) to English mortality data with the intention of developing an explanatory mortality forecasting model. The characteristics will be based on Health Survey for England data by single age.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Alcohol consumption in the UK – Mara Airoldi (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – Management). November 2011
    It seems likely that there will be a growing mismatch between the services the NHS is currently funded to supply for and the increase in demand from alcohol-related diseases. If, as seems likely, improvements in the efficiency of treatment of these diseases will not generate the extra capacity that would be required to meet these increases in demand, this will create serious problems for a cash-constrained NHS.
  • Longitudinal Study of Young People in England – Dr Jianxun Kong (University of Manchester – Institute of social change). November 2011
    To conduct a comparative study of social mobility between Britain and China.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE LFS.
  • Research purposes – Professor Susan McVie (University of Edinburgh – School of law). November 2011
    Analysis of data for research on harassment and equality in support of bid to Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland. Analysis of self completion component of survey will be carried out.
  • Corpus linguistics – Dr Michael Pace-Sigge (University of Liverpool – English). September 2011
    Research into usage patterns of spoken UK English. This requires to gain a large variety of natural spoken language material. The reason I would like to have these datasets is there are only small corpora of transcribed speech available (whereas it is is very easy to get or make a corpus that consists of written texts). As my main area of research is spoken English I am trying to assemble as many transcribed exchanges as possible in order to create a new, large compilation that can give a varied reflection of spoken English.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI.
  • Health and population analyses – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). August 2011
    This work investigates socio-demographic and area type variations in health outcomes, both self reported and diagnosed. A variety of datasets are being used here, from survey resources like the HSE, GHS and LFS and population resources like the Vital Statistics.
    Other surveys used: HSE LFS.
  • Comparison of smoking behavior; US vs UK – Ms Martha White. July 2011
    Data will be used to compare smoking and, in particular, quitting behavior between the UK and the United States. US data will be taken from available US federal surveys. We will be using data from 1971-1987; plus data after 2006 (if available).
  • Comparison of smoking behavior; US vs UK – Ms Martha White. July 2011
    Data will be used to compare smoking and, in particular, quitting behavior between the UK and the United States. US data will be taken from available US federal surveys.
  • GILDED project – Dr Nick Gotts (James Hutton Institute; The – Integrated Land Use Systems). July 2011
    The data will be used to construct input files for a simulation model of domestic energy demand at household and community level, in the context of the EU FP7 project GILDED (http://www.gildedeu.org/).
    Other surveys used: SSA EFS.
  • Labour market discrimination research – Mr Muhammad Anees. June 2011
    The data will be utilized in the detailed discussion of labour market discrimination in the UK and cross sectional estimation techniques would be implemented following standard oaxaca-blinder techniques for differential analysis along with the recently developed counterfactual distribution techniques developed by Machad0-Mata (2005).
    Other surveys used: LFS HSE EFS BSA ELSA IHS UKHLS.
  • Differential consequences ill-health and low social position – Professor Margaret Whitehead (University of Liverpool – Public Health and Policy). May 2011
    To study the differential consequences of having a longstanding illness/disability or of being in less advantaged social position at different times and in different social welfare contexts to understand more about differential policy impacts.
  • Inequality in education and the European labour market – Professor Raymond Duch (University of Oxford – Nuffield College). May 2011
    This project is a continuation of work I am conducting with Philipp Rehm on the impact of educational inequality on political behaviour. In particular, how educational inequality affects the rate at which the poor vote for left leaning political parties. An important implication of our initial findings is that inequality persists in contexts in which the poor are poorly educated and hence demonstrate low levels of political sophistication. An extension of our theoretical argument is that education is a much more important determinant of occupational and mobility in countries with high levels of income and educational inequality. The General LifeStyle datasets will allow us to explore these extensions of our argument in much more detail than we can with existing data.
  • Thesis research – Mr Mark Boukes. May 2011
    Research of the relation between media use (especially which tv-programmes people watch) and political cynicism. How does wathcing a certain genre of news affect the level of political cynicism? Cross-national research with also Netherlands, Germany and one of the Scandinavian countries.
    Other surveys used: BSA CITIZENSHIP SURVEY; 2007-2008 MEDIA REPORTING AND PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE; 2007.
  • Teaching Multiple Linear course – Dr Maria Pampaka (University of Manchester – Education). April 2011
    I will give this dataset to the students of a short course provided by CCSR to practice modeling with multiple linear regression.
  • Investigating Living Arrangements Across the Life Course – Mr Dieter Demey (University of Southampton – Centre for Population Change (CPC)). April 2011
    This project aims to document and understand the key changes from the 1970s onwards in living arrangements across the life course. We will build on previous work undertaken by members of the research team and will look not only at young adults and older persons but also living arrangements in mid-life. Recent socio-economic and demographic changes, such as rising female labour force participation and increases in longevity, are likely to have increased the number of people who find themselves caring for their elderly parents whilst still caring or supporting their own children the so-called sandwich generation. The research will investigate these and other trends, for example, the extent to which the 'empty nest' enjoyed by previous generations during their 50s and 60s is now being re-occupied by adult children.
    Other surveys used: IHS UKHLS.
  • Study quit rate – Dr Shiu Wong. April 2011
    I will study yearly quit rate change and compare the change with those in the U.S. and further compare to the yearly quit rate in the State of California. Further studies will be conducted to see if nicotine replacement treatment (NRT) will affect smokers' desire of quit attempt.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus.
  • The Care Life Cycle: Responding to the Health and Social Care Needs of an Ageing Society – Dr Richard Shaw (University of Southampton – School of Social Sciences). April 2011
    The UK's population is ageing and, given that older people are the major users of health and social care services, this presents a major challenge for policymakers. As well as increasing the demand for care, population ageing is affecting the supply of care professionals, as the health workforce itself ages. Datasets will be used to inform models predicting the demand for Health and social care and the workforce available to meet that demand.
    Other surveys used: ELSA SURVEY OF SELF-FUNDED ADMISSIONS TO CARE HOMES; 1999-2000 HSE ADULT PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY SURVEY; 2007 UKHLS LFS.
  • Inequalities in pension provision – Mr Jonathan Smetherham. April 2011
    The purpose of this research is to use multivariate logistic regression to investigate which factors effect the likelihood that an individual will contribute to a private pension scheme.
    Other surveys used: ELSA.
  • Calculation of Health Expectancies – Mr Andrew Yeap (Office for National Statistics (ONS) – Centre for Health Analysis and Life Events). March 2011
    Calculation of health expectancies on a national and sub-national level. Users and stakeholders include the Deparment of Health; the Department for Work and Pensions; and various health-related organisations across Great Britain.
    Other surveys used: NICHS HSE WHS BSA FRS SHES EHS NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELLBEING SURVEY; 2005-2006 SILC LIW.
  • To assess the evidence for and against 'the hardening hypothesis' in respect to smoking in the UK population between 2000 and 2009 – Mr Graeme Docherty (University of Nottingham – Epidemiology & Public Health). February 2011
    The data will be analysed as part of a study to assess whether the decrease in smoking prevalence in the UK between 2000 and 2009 has left a higher proportion of smokers who are more resistant to quitting, in other words 'hardened' smokers. There is evidence for and against this theory from other countries but no recent study has been undertaken using UK data. The study will be undertaken by investigators at the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies based at the University of Nottingham and will be in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Queensland and Cancer Council Victoria in Australia.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Nursing Quality Study – Miss Anna DeCourcy (University of Greenwich – Health and Social Care). February 2011
    To improve patient experiences of care through investigating various ward attributes such as nursing. The intended use of this particular dataset will be to see what (if any) changes over time have been experienced as a result of the National Inpatient and Staff Surveys.
    Other surveys used: NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2007 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2004 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2003 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2006 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2006 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2005 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2008 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2007 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2005 NATIONAL SURVEYS OF NHS PATIENTS: CANCER; 1999-2000 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2009 MATERNITY SURVEY; 2007 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2008 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2009 BCS Omnibus MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN; 1999 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2010.
  • creative industries - PUSH area – Dr Caroline Chapain (University of Birmingham – Center for Urban and Regional Studies). December 2010
    Briefing on importance of the creative industries for the PUSH area (11 local authorities around Southampton/Portsmouth). Employment by occupation in the creative industries. Proportion and employment full-time versus part time. estimation of non-VAT activities.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Future impact of tobacco consumption on health care in England – Tim Marsh. November 2010
    To utilise GHS and GLS data to plot the future trends in tobacco consumption so that these can be utilised to predict the health impact of future trends in tobacco use and the costs of these trends to the health service for a Department of Health funded project. This is part of an ongoing modelling project for the Department of Health(England) to model the future impact of various risk factors obesity; smoking and alcohol on future burdens of disease using the method we developed for the Foresight Tackling Obesities program. We use cross sectional survey data to create cohort data in our micro simulation model to keep the model up to date we need the most recent data ie the General Lifestyle survey 2008. We use cross sectional survey data to create cohort data in our micro simulation model to keep the model up to date we need the most recent data ie the General Lifestyle survey 2008.
  • Research – Dr Jane Fielding (University of Surrey – Sociology). November 2010
    A supplement to my current unfunded research into flood risk awareness which uses Census data and flood maps. I also have access to the BMRB flood awareness surveys through the Environment Agency. It will be interesting to compare these results with that collected in the deposited dataset.
  • Low income communities in London vs. national survey populations in the UK – Dr Gemma Phillips (University of East London – Institute for Health and Human Development). October 2010
    Aim of the analysis is to compare the population of the Well London programme/trial (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713231/pdf/1471-2458-9-207.pdf), which is based in low income and disadvantaged communities in London, to nationally representative survey populations on key social and health characteristics and outcomes.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Modelling wealth taxes – Ms Kayte Lawton. October 2010
    This project is looking at the feasibility of constructing a model of wealth in the UK among different family types using existing data sources. If we find that there is sufficient data on wealth ownership and transfers in the WAS and/or other household surveys, the next stage of the project will involve constructing the model. In order to do this; we need to draw on existing datasets containing information about wealth ownership and transfers within different households.
    Other surveys used: HSE FRS ELSA HBAI EFS LFS.
  • An estimation of the proportion of children living with substance misusing parents – Dr Victoria Manning (King's College London – psychological medicine). September 2010
    In 2007/8 we undertook secondary analysis on several datasets in order to generate estimates of the number of children living with substance misusing parents in the UK. We would like to update these figures using the more recent datasets that are now available paying particular attention to infants this time.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Generational Accounts – James Sefton (Imperial College London – Imperial College Business School). August 2010
    To construct a set of allocation profiles for the calculation of generational accounts as of 2008. These profiles breakdown government transfers by age and gender. These accounts will be publically available.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Mental Health Profile for Greater Glasgow and Clyde – Dr Deborah Shipton. August 2010
    These data will contribute to a project which aims to gather information on mental health and its determinants; including crime; from a broad range of current sources to provide a comprehensive up-to-date understanding of adult mental health issues in the region. This will involve describing non-violent neighbourhood crime; perceptions of local crime; racial discrimination; partner abuse and neighbourhood violent crime in Glasgow and relevant administrative geographies. The project is supported by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
    Other surveys used: APS HSE SHES LFS SCS.
  • Patterns of marriage – Professor Alistair Munro (Royal Holloway; University of London – economics). July 2010
    Building up a background picture of patterns of marriage and living together in the UK. It is part of my ongoing research into economic models of the household.
  • Impact of disability on employment – Dr Victoria Wass (Cardiff University – cardiff business school). July 2010
    Purpose is to up-date previous study based on LFS 1998-2003 which estimates the employment effects of disability. Intention to compare results of UK LFS with LFS for Poland (PLFS) where treatment of disabled is quite different to the UK.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Head and Neck cancer trends analysis – Dr Gabriele Price. May 2010
    Smoking data from the GHS will be used to examine trends in incidence; mortality; and 1- and 5-year relative survival for head and neck cancer. Some of the subset of head and neck cancer are strongly related to smoking.
  • The role of community-level factors in determining vaccine uptake – Dr giles greene (Cardiff University – Dept of Primary Care and Public Health). April 2010
    The requested data will be matched up to vaccine uptake take provided by the HPA combining the geographical data from the UK census to examine the role of community-level factors such as variations in neighbourhood social capital to explain uptake of vaccines, in particular MMR. The research aims to establish a link between the individual's perceptions of their community and their health choices for their children.
    Other surveys used: BHPS HBAI WHS BCS70 UKHLS LIW.
  • Black Africans in Britain: Integration or segregation? – Dr Lavinia Mitton (University of Kent – SSPSSR). April 2010
    Quantatitive research on Black Africans in Britain involving exploring how useful secondary analysis of existing survey data is in accessing the diversity of Black Africans'experience of integration.
    Other surveys used: LFS SEH.
  • Living Apart Together – Ms Jane Roberts (University of Oxford – Social Studies). March 2010
    The data will be used to undertake exploratory analyses of relationships in general; and differences and differentials between marriage; cohabitation and LAT relationships in particular.
    Other surveys used: BSA.
  • Gender inequality in education – Dr Elina Kilpi-Jakonen (University of Oxford – Sociology). March 2010
    The data will be used for a project looking at gender inequalities in education. In particular; the universities statistical record data will be used to look at the gender balance of students in universities overall; in degrees obtained and in subject choices. The aim is to provide a longitudinal view of changes in these and explain these changes. GHS data is used to look at changing returns to education over time. Cohort studies are used to look at changing determinants of education (and the gender gap in education) over time.
    Other surveys used: FES BCS70.
  • Economic impacts of alcohol pricing policy options – Ms Priscillia Hunt. March 2010
    We are producing an economic analysis of policy options designed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol consumption. This study will answer questions regarding the impact that pricing policies will have on different types of consumers and producers and the overall health of the economy.
  • Health; Economic Conditions and Locality – Ms Sue Easton (University of Durham – Geography). January 2010
    The data will be explored for possible use in a comparative study between England and Sweden on health and economic conditions between 1990 and 2005. In the first instance the possibility of assigning anonymous codes at local authority level will be explored with ONS. The research involves constructing a time-series using different cross-sectional surveys.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • The role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics – Dr Thomas Suesse. January 2010
    I am working at the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology; University of Wollongong; with Profs. David Steel and Ray Chambers in a major ARC/ESRC Linkage International project on the role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics. You can find a brief description of the project here http://cssm.uow.edu.au/projects/index.html#The entitled "The role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics". We want to investigate several models that use households as explanatory variables for the covariances model. A better specified covariance model should lead to more efficient estimates of the mean-model (the mean of a response variable is also modeled in terms of explanatory variables). A standard approach would be a multi-level model that uses household as a level. We want to investigate more complex models that account for the heterogeneity of households. The BHPS; the general household survey and the Scottish household survey contain detailed information of the complete household and relationships among household members; which can be rarely found.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Gender geographiies of alcohol consumption in contemporary England – Dr Nicola Shelton (UCL – Department of Epidemiology and Public Health). January 2010
    Gender geographies of alcohol consumption in contemporary England. Socio-geographical analysis of the extent of alcohol consumption in England by region; gender; age group; number of units of alcohol and drink type.
    Other surveys used: HSE NICHS.
  • Optimal Labour Income Tax and Transfer Programs: Theory and Evidence for the UK – Mr Mike Brewer (Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – Direct Tax and Welfare Sector). December 2009
    The project is to apply recent theoretical developments in the theory of optimal tax to the UK. This project is part of several which are being coordinated by the IFS as part of the Mirrlees report; a large-scale project to mark the 30th anniversary of the Meade Report; and due to publish in 2008.
    Other surveys used: LFS FRS.
  • To inform government research about digital exclusion – Miss Hilary Anderson (Ofcom – S and MD). December 2009
    Research into understanding why people don't have broadband services and thus excluded from online government resources.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Exploring Data – Dr Liam Foster (University of Sheffield – Sociological Studies). December 2009
    I am interested in pension provision and gender in particular and want to look at what variables are available.
    Other surveys used: ELSA.
  • English Heritage Project – Mr Michael Gentry. December 2009
    Data will be used to examine the energy performance of Pre-1919 residential dwellings in the UK.
    Other surveys used: BHPS SEH EFS.
  • Ongoing research into the demographic; socio-demographic and personal correlates of tobacco smoking – Professor Martin Jarvis (UCL – epidemiology & public health). November 2009
    The GHS is the principal source of data on tobacco smoking behaviour for Great Britain. I have accessed and analysed the GHS data for all years since 1973 in order to study numerous aspects of smoking and its determinants. Interests include (1) calculation of smoking cessation rates in ever smokers (quit ratios) adjusted for pipe and cigar smoking in order to examine gender differences in smoking cessation; (2) study of cigarette smoking and cessation in relation to a variety of indicators of socio-economic status; (3) Use of cigarette brand choice as reported in the GHS to generate market share estimates and contribute to sales-weighted cigarette yields that are independent of tobacco industry sources; (4) comparison of smoking prevalence estimates from the GHS with those derived from the ONS Omnibus survey. I wish to continue these lines of research by accessing the 2007 and future data. HSE and ONS Omnibus surveys give complementary smoking data; but the GHS is the source of official GB prevalence data. I wish to add to existing time-series data that I have extracted from previous GHS data sets. The analyses I need to conduct cannot be done without access to the detailed data. Publication of research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals
    Other surveys used: HSE Omnibus IHS SHES ELSA.
  • VML Data Audit – Mr Jonathan Smetherham. November 2009
    To compare the ESDS data with that available in the VML. Specifically, this involves comparing what variables are in the VML version that are not available in the ESDS version.
  • Inequalities in smoking – Professor Kenneth Judge (University of Bath – School for health). November 2009
    Analysis of trends over time in smoking prevalence by different measures of socio-economic position to link to associated analysis of tobacco control policies as part of preparing for a critical review of the government's forthcoming tobacco control strategy.
  • All-Ireland Report on Tobacco & Health Inequalities – Dr Helen McAvoy. November 2009
    Statistical analysis on a number of datasets in Ireland and Northern Ireland is planned with a view to providing information on socio-economic patterns in smoking among adults and children, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, the impact of poverty and social situation.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Monitoring poverty and social exclusion – Miss Anushree PAREKH. October 2009
    Analysis of trends in low income by various characteristics like family type, age, gender, ethnicity, work status etc. to form an annual report that is released in the public domain.
    Other surveys used: LFS FRS HBAI HSE BHPS NTS EFS SEH APS Omnibus BCS.
  • Early years' policy and health inequalities project – Mr Simon Orange (University of York – YHPHO). October 2009
    The project seeks to examine if and how policies in the early years are likely to contribute to reducing health inequalities, specifically around childhood accidents at home.
    Other surveys used: SEH.
  • Housing Statistics for benchmarking analysis confidential paper – Mr Graham Pearman (University of London School of Economics – Policy and Performance). October 2009
    Provide benchmark analysis for tenant satisfaction for local authorities (confidential paper). The analysis is intended to understand tenant satisfaction in different geographical areas for housing and local authority satisfaction.
    Other surveys used: BHPS SEH.
  • Pathways – Miss Louisa Arnold. October 2009
    The research project I am affiliated with analyses data from the British Cohort Studies (BCS70). My task is to link the BCS70 individual level data with regional data describing the econimic situation in the year 1986. This way we want to negotiate educational aspirations (BCS70)and local opportunities (regional labor market statistics)in adolescence and see how the latter influences the former.
  • Scottish Alcohol Model – Professor Petra Meier (University of Sheffield – ScHARR). September 2009
    We are modelling of the effect of alcohol policies on health; crime and employment outcomes in England and Scotland. For this we need detailed alcohol consumption data by age and gender; as well as datasets for harm estimation. Funding has been received from DH; Scottish Government; NICE and MRC.
    Other surveys used: SHES Omnibus ELSA FACS LSYPE BCS.
  • Estimating number of deaf/blind people in the UK – Dr Janet Robertson (Lancaster University – Division of Health Research). September 2009
    Using national datasources to estimate the prevalence of co-occurring vision and hearing impairments among children and adults in the UK. These datasources will include major national surveys and administrative data sets.
    Other surveys used: FRS HSE NTS SHES ELSA BHPS APS HBAI WHS LFS NICHS LIW MCS.
  • E-inclusion and QOL – Ms Jacqueline Damant (University of London School of Economics – Social Policy). September 2009
    To investigate the links over time between people in England, 65 years and older, who own a computer, use internet (e-inclusion) and their quality of life (Social networking, physical environment and emotional well-being).
  • Car Club Analysis – Mr Barry Mann. September 2009
    Fractional car use study of the Glasgow area, looking at best locations for deployment of car club vehicles as to maximise usage and in turn reduce number of cars on the road.
  • LFS UK data for dissertation – Miss Spriha Dutt (University of Southampton – Economics). September 2009
    I am doing my dissertation on "The Impact of Immigration on the UK Labour Market". My thesis is an extension to a previous study by Dr. Christian Dustmann and the LFS data is the main source of data for it. I have been able to access most information from the ONS site, but the data on the education levels of employed and unemployed natives and immigrants in UK is unavailable.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Smoking Prevalence – Mrs Kuiama Thompson. August 2009
    I would like to use the data to estimate smoking prevalence for different population groups in Salford. These estimates will be used to estimate expected stop-smoking service use if use were according to need.
  • Older People Self-Care Detail – Mr Richard Goldup. August 2009
    Wish to see the detail of Bridgwood's study about older people's capacity to carry out tasks only with assistance. It is potentially to be used to inform the estimate of need for preventative support services and is also part of a development of needs assessment model working with a range of local authorities.
  • Developing and evaluating policies to reduce tobacco use and harm in the UK – Dr Behrooz Tavakoly (University of Bath – School for Health). July 2009
    We play a major role in the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS) - one of five UK Public Health Centres established in 2008. UKCTCS is a strategic partnership of seven UK universities in England and Scotland (Nottingham; Bath; Birmingham; Edinburgh; Stirling; Queen Mary; UCL) involving leading tobacco control researchers from a range of disciplines. We plan to assess whether the tobacco advertising ban (the 2002 Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act) has changed cigarette brand preference amongst smokers. The hypothesis to be tested is that; as advertising is curtailed; smokers will increasingly turn to cheaper alternatives as the brand value of expensive brands declines. We plan to explore differences in existing and new smokers and to examine impacts by gender; age and social class.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Income and Health – Dr Sok Chul Hong. July 2009
    I am interested in the impact of income and medical technological improvement on individual health outcomes. In particular, I have looked into the topic for several key countries with different public health policy.
  • Rents among workers and non-workers – Professor Stephen McKay (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). July 2009
    Housing Benefit is used to support both low income workers and those not in paid work. The amounts paid under recent policies, reflect the average levels of local rents. However it seems possible that some of those in work are opting for lower quality accommodation than those not in work, which might (over time) reduce incentives to work. This project will examine the overlap in rent levels between workers and non-workers, with a particular focus on the private rented sector.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI.
  • Older people and long term conditions – Dr Yang Tian (Eastern Birmingham Primary Care Trust – Health and Wellbeing Parternship). July 2009
    Using the data for the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Birmingham supporting the city councils and the primary care trust for future planning. This will help in tackling inequalities in health and wellbeing in the population of Birmingham.
    Other surveys used: BSA HSE.
  • Time-series demographic trends – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). July 2009
    This research investigates changes in cross-sectional, longitudinal and geographic demographic trends over time. This research includes considerations of variations in fertility, health and migration by ethnic group and social class.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Profiling need for service modelling – Dr Stuart Booker. June 2009
    I intend to explore the data available within the General Household Survey 2000/2001 on informal care and the 2001/2002 survey on activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). My intention is to explore whether the data would be useful in providing a Fife level profile (by 5-year age group and gender) of the need for social care and the pattern of informal care provision. This will be used to provide or validate a baseline for projections of future service demand for future social and health care in Fife.
  • Reviewing Childhood Hospital Admissions – Mr Paul Perrin. June 2009
    I am curious about misleading presentation of data relating to passive smoking. Figures presented in 1992 from various sources have been found to have been misrepresented and have been widely referenced in other works.
  • Career change by age – Dr Emma Parry (Cranfield University – School of Management). May 2009
    An analysis of the factors affecting careers and career changes by age and gender. The purpose of this project is to identify the barriers to older workers career transitions and career progression such as training, health, etc. and to look at differences in these by both age and gender.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS.
  • Financial Inclusion – Miss Clare Gore. May 2009
    To analyse the General Household Survey in order to find information related to or indicative of financial exclusion or inclusion. The information will be used in supporting the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Bolton Council.
  • Dynamic population model for the United Kingdom – Mr Guy Abel (University of Southampton – Centre for Population Change, Social Science). May 2009
    Working on developing a dynamic population model for the United Kingdom. Require data on birth rates of second generation migrant population.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics.
  • Tobacco Cessation Study – Dr Shiu Wong. April 2009
    The California Smokers Helpline provides smoking cessation services to the people living in the state, and does tobacco cessation research as well. We periodically compare population data from various countries to find trends in smoking cessation and search for effective and efficient ways of smoking cessation.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus.
  • Population Estimates – Mr Jeffrey Rohay. April 2009
    We will be producing distribution estimates of several demographic characteristics among the population of adult smokers with the purpose of weighting data from a marketing survey we are analysing. Our goal is to make the distribution of the demographic variables from our survey comparable to those seen among the entire population of smokers.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Living arrangements across the lifecourse – Professor Jane Falkingham (University of Southampton – School of Social Sciences). April 2009
    This research aims to examine living arrangements across the lifecourse and how these have changed across time and by birth cohort.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Buying habits – Dr Jon Moon. April 2009
    Research into the purchasing habits of households in the UK. In particular into the buying habits of women aged between 18 and 40 with respect to beauty products. The data is to be combined with information from other sources to create a rich picture of women's grooming habits.
  • Sleep research – Professor David Armstrong (King's College London – General Practice). April 2009
    Epidemiology of sleep; patterns over time; socio-demographic associations; reasons for sleep problems; patterns of management.
  • Organic markets project – Dr Allan Butler (University of Exeter – Politics). April 2009
    We wish to use the data for the highest education level in the GHS as a comparator for data collected on organic consumers as part of the project 'Analysis of socio-economic aspects of local and national organic farming markets'.
  • Description of trends in volunteering – Dr Laura Staetsky (University of Southampton – Social Statistics). April 2009
    The data are required for use within the framework of investigation launched by the new TSRC research centre. The purpose of the project is to investigate trends in volunteering at population level as well as individual propensity of volunteering as a function of various socio-demographic characteristics.
    Other surveys used: BHPS BSA.
  • Income and qualification – Mr Paul Bolton (House of Commons Library – Statistics). April 2009
    Update of earlier work from 'Welfare to Work - Will it redistribute income?' on income differentials by qualification level to look at potential cost of reducing to 1979 ratios.
  • The Health of the Irish in the UK – Mr Mark McGovern (University College Dublin – Economics). April 2009
    Data will be used to evaluate the health of Irish migrants to the UK, and tie their current circumstances back to their early life conditions. This project is being conducted as part of the Irish Abroad Study in the Geary Institute, UCD, Ireland.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS SHES.
  • Housing in older people – Miss Sarah Blake (Office for National Statistics – Centre for Demography). March 2009
    Updating data and analysis on housing in older people as part of the ageing and mortality unit at the office for national statistics. Also interested in different types of housing conditions.
    Other surveys used: SEH.
  • NHF tobacco modelling – Mr Tim Marsh. March 2009
    The National Heart Forum is being funded to construct a computer model of the likely health outcomes for the UK population over the next 20 years from the consumption of tobacco. This model will make use of many years of HSE data.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Background for Shelter research project – Mr Liam Reynolds. March 2009
    We need to profile low-average income private renters to help set weighting for a new survey we are carrying out on them. Also looking for insight into this group for general guidance on our project. Our work focusses on private renters and problems with debt and affordability.
    Other surveys used: SEH.
  • Cool Energy Market Research – Mr Kevin McWilliams. March 2009
    We are developing a solar-thermal combined heat and power system for residences, and wish to use this dataset to help us evaluate the suitability of our product for the UK market.
  • Comparison of smoking/quit rates, US vs. UK – Ms Martha White. March 2009
    We are preparing a paper comparing rates of cigarette smoking and quitting as a function of quitting methodologies promoted by local governments. Great Britain has promoted the use of nicotine replacement therapy; we are contrasting quit rates here with those in the state of California, which has funded telephone quit-smoking lines, and other states in the U.S., which have increased the cost of cigarettes via taxes.
  • Research on migrant integration – Dr Alessio Cangiano (University of Oxford – Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS)). March 2009
    The project aims to explore the impact of migration, integration and labour market policies on the outcomes of migrants in the UK labour market. Performance indicators of foreign nationals and foreign-born are analysed discussing possible influence of regulatory frameworks.
    Other surveys used: LFS APS.
  • Understanding London's labour market and population – Ms Lorna Spence (Greater London Authority – Data Management and Analysis Group). March 2009
    This is an ongoing project in the areas of demographic, labour market and social exclusion analysis. Data are regularly required to inform the development, implementation and monitoring of numerous GLA strategies. The key areas this project covers includes:: - London's demography - The level and nature of labour market participation in London - Profiling groups most at risk of income poverty - Profiling groups at risk of labour market exclusion - Examining factors associated with exclusion - Equalities and the labour market - Immigration and the labour market - Demographic and labour market trends The team also has a monitoring remit across key strategy areas, including: social inclusion (eg child poverty), planning, sustainability, health, economic development, equalities, refugee integration and housing.
    Other surveys used: LFS FRS APS EFS HSE BCS HBAI.
  • DAMES project research investigations – Dr Paul Lambert (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). February 2009
    DAMES (Data Management through e-Social Science, www.dames.org.uk) is a research project concerned with handling and manipulating social science data, such as variable operationalisations. The project includes numerous evaluations of data manipulation issues for secondary social surveys.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS HSE.
  • Social care analysis – Miss Meera Sookee (Department of Health – Department of Health). February 2009
    This data will be used as part of the Department of Health's wider policy analysis. This dataset is specifically for the social care analytical team's work on the analysis of social and community care.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Social Distribution of Lifestyle Risk Factors among Pregnant Women in the Health Survey for England: 2001-2006. – Mrs Andrew McCulloch (University of Hull – Faculty of Health and Social Care). January 2009
    Research has shown that health outcomes are influenced by socioeconomic position with poorer health outcomes among those individuals in lower socioeconomic groups. Differences in health outcomes have been found across the lifecourse and for a range of measures of socioeconomic position. Explanations have centred on either differences in the material resources available to different groups or differences in behavioural factors such as drinking, smoking, patterns of nutrition and exercise. In this project we use pooled data from the Health survey of England for the years 2001 - 2006 to examine the social distribution of lifestyle risk factors for adverse birth outcomes among women who are currently pregnant. Over this period there has been an increased recognition that during pregnancy changes in lifestyle behaviours such as alcohol consumption and smoking may improve birth outcomes with consequences for later health. We extend the previous research on smoking behaviour to other lifestyle risk factors, examine the extent to which risk factors cluster within individual women and how this is influenced by socioeconomic position.
    Other surveys used: HSE NFS EFS LFS.
  • DAMES – Professor Vernon Gayle (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). January 2009
    Data management in e-social science. The data will be used in initial analyses relating to the DAMES data management theme in education. http://www.dames.org.uk/
    Other surveys used: BHPS LSYPE.
  • DAMES – Professor Vernon Gayle (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). January 2009
    Data management in e-social science The data will be used in initial analyses relating to the DAMES data management theme in education. Those interested should think about contacting the project directly. The data will be used in initial analyses relating to the DAMES data management theme in education. Those interested should think about contacting the project directly. http://www.dames.org.uk/
    Other surveys used: APS BHPS WHS LSYPE.
  • Religious affiliation and social values – Dr Richard Gale (University of Birmingham – Sociology). December 2008
    This is preliminary research in the relationship between religious affiliation/practice and social values.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS BCS BHPS.
  • Alcohol Demand Elasticity Estimation – Mr Thomas McGregor. November 2008
    The data will be used to estimate demand elasticity's for Alcohol using an AIDS type specification.
    Other surveys used: APS NFS.
  • Gender preference among Asian immigrants in Canada, the UK and the US – Dr Diego Bassani. November 2008
    As a follow-up to our previous work that identified low female-to-male sex ratio in India we are going to analyze whether similar trends are observed among immigrants from South Asia in Canada, UK and US. Fewer girls than boys are born in India. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this low sex ratio. Our aim is to ascertain the contribution of prenatal sex determination and selective abortion as measured by previous birth sex by South Asians also in other countries, as has been observed in India. We will add nationals from other countries where low female-to-male sex ratios are observed as a consequence of policies instead of cultural pressure.
  • Alcohol-related research – Dr Rachel Seabrook. November 2008
    We aim to educate, preserve and protect the good health of the public by: * promoting the scientific understanding of beverage alcohol and the individual, societal and health consequences of its consumption; and by * promoting measures for the prevention of alcohol-related problems and to promote for the public benefit research into beverage alcohol and to publish the useful results. To this end, we aim to obtain all research and data relating to alcohol. The intended use is to compile a profile of young people's drinking in London, with trend data, for the London Assembly.
    Other surveys used: BCS HSE LSYPE.
  • Geography and Gender – Dr Donald Houston (University of Dundee – School of Social Sciences). November 2008
    This work uses secondary datasets to analyise the labour market, demographic and health context behind the rise in the number of women claiming incapacity benefits in the UK.
  • Ethnic group-related research: projections of population, health and care – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). October 2008
    This work is establishing baseline evidence to assess fertility differences between ethnic groups (using child : woman ratios), differences in health between ethnic groups, especially in relation to informal and institutional care.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Smoking prevalence – Mr Shaukat Ali (Oldbury and Smethwick Primary Care Trust – Public Health). October 2008
    I work for a Primary Care Trust and I wish to investigate smoking prevalence from the General Household Survey data.
  • Social mobility – Dr Vikki Boliver (University of Oxford – Sociology). October 2008
    This project makes use of data on the social class positions (SEGs) of three generations - that of NCDS respondents at age 33, that of respondents' parents when respondents were aged 16, and that of respondents' parents' parents - to examine the extent to which the social mobility chances of NCDS respondents differ according to whether they were born into a previously social mobile or social immobile family.
    Other surveys used: NCDS BCS70 BHPS.
  • Interethnic Unions in the EU – Raya Muttarak (University of Oxford – Sociology). September 2008
    This projects aims to conduct a cross-national analysis of interethnic partnerships in the European Union. The study focuses on partnerships between natives and immigrants because interethnic union has long been regarded as an indicator of integration. Focusing on the 27 member states of the EU, this research will explore two main themes: 1) trends and patterns of interethnic partnerships; and 2) socioeconomic well-being of offspring of interethnic unions. The study will focus on explaining similarities and dissimilarities in interethnic partnership patterns of different immigrant groups across 27 member states based on an empirical analysis of the EU Labour Force Survey.
    Other surveys used: MCS APS LSYPE LFS.
  • Detailed analysis of household spending – Mr Brian Stockdale. September 2008
    Using EFS data to supplement Government Tax model data (IGOTM). In depth analysis of spending by household type.
    Other surveys used: FES EFS.
  • Econometric and other analysis – Mr GIOVANNI RAZZU (University of London School of Economics – Social policy). August 2008
    Mostly econometric analysis to decompose poverty reduction into growth and inequality components following tradironal approached, e.g. world bank and ravalion. This could inform policy to address inequality. Need to look at different datasets to understand what equality information they contain, in terms of strands, e.g. gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age etc and various dimensions, such as health, education, income, social life etc.
    Other surveys used: FRS SEH NTS BSA FACS LFS APS BCS HBAI.
  • Demand and capacity of public sector services – Mr Harvey Dodgson (King's College London – Management, Social Science and Public Policy). July 2008
    I am producing a series of papers describing and quantifying the growth in demand for a range of public sector services between 1951 and 2001/7. These papers will also describe and quantify the rate of growth in the capacity to supply these services to meet the growing demand.
    Other surveys used: APS .
  • Effects of smoking on cancer – Dr Donald Maxwell Parkin (University of Oxford – CTSU, Department of Medicine). July 2008
    Statstics on prevalence of smoking in UK will be used to estimate the effects that changes in the last 3 decades will have had on time trends of several cancers. Likely changes in future rates of cancer need to take into account the fact that trends in smoking prevalece in the past may not comtinue into the future.
  • Obesity prevalence monitoring – Dr Tim Lobstein (Imperial College London – Int Assoc Study of Obesity). July 2008
    We are concerned with obesity policy and prevention, and collating data on trends in obesity levels, nutrition, diet and physical activity.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • A study on the working poor in U.K – Dr Masatoshi Murakami. July 2008
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the working poor in the U.K.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Smoking according to socioeconomic class – Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram. June 2008
    The data will be used to model impact on lung cancer incidence by different intervention for different socioeconomic groups on smoking.
  • Religion and urban restructuring – Dr Richard Gale (University of Birmingham – Sociology). June 2008
    This project extends previous research on religious discrimination by looking at how religious groups and organisations response to urban restructuring and economic liberalisation.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics LFS BSA.
  • Comparison of alcohol quantity frequency data with AUDIT – Dr Adenekan Oyefeso (University of St George's Hospital Medical School – Mental Health). June 2008
    Secondary analysis of this dataset will inform assessment of the need for alcohol services in Scotland.
  • Health Expectancies 2005 – Mrs Grace Edgar (Office for National Statistics – SEMARD). June 2008
    This data is used to calculate Health Expectancies for 2005. This has already been calculated by G Groom and Mike P Smith, my task is to check this data and calculations.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Obesity and mental wellbeing – Dr Stephen Morris (Brunel University – HERG). June 2008
    The aim is to delineate the relationship between obesity and mental wellbeing. Obesity will be measured using the BMI varibale in the HSE and mental wellbeing will be measured using GHQ-12 scores. The aim is to regress GHQ-12 scores at the individual level against individual BMI plus covariates.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Migration and Public Services – Mrs Maria Latorre (Institute for Public Policy Research – Migration, Equalities and Citizenship). June 2008
    This project aims to assess the impact of imigration in public services in the UK.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Academic research – Dr Nematollah Fazeli (University of School of Oriental and African Studies – Sociology and Anthropology). May 2008
    Working on Quality of life in Iran and using the data for comparing Iran and other countries.
    Other surveys used: .
  • Redistribution and Public Opinion – Dr Thomas Cusack. May 2008
    Continuing my project on changes in the labour market, inequality, and public preference for redistribution.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA FES.
  • Understanding health trends for performance ingredients – Dr Wayne Martindale (Sheffield Hallam University – Food Innovation Centre). May 2008
    Development of food products that provide and impact on health and performance in sport. The study extends to sports performance where specialist understanding of nutrition is required. Assessment of ingredient use.
    Other surveys used: HSE EFS BCS70.
  • Personal Accounts – Miss Bhaveshree Hirani (The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – Personal Accounts Delivery Authority). May 2008
    The dataset will be used to assist in the modelling of participation rates into personal accounts. The dataset will help produce estimates of scheme volumes, support other strands of work and adhoc analysis to support briefing etc. The dataset will also help identify the characteristics of individuals who are/aren't currently participating into a pension scheme; including those who are contributing into the pension scheme; detailed job level information to identify multiple jobs, and information on how often individuals move between jobs.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus FRS LFS BHPS ELSA.
  • Multiplication of risk – Miss Andrea Finney (University of Bristol – Geographical Sciences). May 2008
    To explore the extent to which different types of financial risk co-occur in individuals. 'Risk' in this context relates to the potential for economic loss both as a result of personal choices and decision and resuting from unavioldable charactersitics and events.
  • Childrens Wellbeing and Lone Parent Employment – Dr Susan Harkness (University of Bath – Social Policy). April 2008
    Look at the effect of lone parent employment and maternal mental health on a range of child mental health outcomes in 1999 and 2004.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS BHPS.
  • Intergenerational exchange in contemporary UK – Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford – Sociology). April 2008
    To describe the structure of the relationship between adult children and their non-coresident parents in contemporary UK. This includes studies of the exchange of practical support, contact and proximity between parents and children.
    Other surveys used: ELSA LSYPE.
  • Factor structure of the GHQ-12 – Mr Matthew Hankins (University of King's College London – Psychology (at Guy's)). April 2008
    Many studies have found the GHQ-12 to be a multidimensional measure rather than the unidimensional measure proposed. I believe the apparent 2- or 3- factor solution found in these studies (and confirmed in further studies) are artefacts of the wording of the 12 items of the questionnaire. I have demonstrated this in a dataset of 1300 women attending screening but a general population sample would be a useful confirmation of the hypothesis that the factor structure resulting from PCA is entirely artefactual, and the GHQ-12 is unidimensional.
    Other surveys used: HSE BHPS ELSA.
  • Sociological research – Professor Yaojun Li (University of Manchester – Institute for Social Change). April 2008
    Research on social mobility and social stratification, social and political capital, labour market postition especially concerning the minority ethnic groups in Britain, and comparative research between the UK and other countries such as the US, China.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE BHPS Household SAR APS LFS NCDS Omnibus.
  • Wage Inequaility in the UK and Germany – Dr Johannes Giesecke. March 2008
    This project aims at investigating the social structure of wage inequality in the UK and in Germany.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS.
  • Alcohol use – Dr Nicola Fear (University of King's College London – Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health). March 2008
    To make age and gender adjusted comparisons on alcohol usage with a cross-sectional survey of military personnel.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics HSE.
  • Precarious employment – Dr John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). March 2008
    Ways of defining and measuring precarious employment and interntional comparisons in its extent.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA Omnibus.
  • Housing and life chances – Ruth Lupton (University of Institute of Education – Educational Foundations and Policy Studies). February 2008
    An academic study of the relationship between housing and life chances.
  • Education projections – Mr Michael Barrow (University of Sussex – Economics). February 2008
    A project investigating participation in education post-16. I therefore need information about education and about contextual information influencing the decision to participate in post-compulsory education.
  • Developing a Meals on Wheels Partnership – Mr David Goswell (University of Bristol – Social Policy). February 2008
    Looking to gather data on usage of meals on wheels service to see if there are linkages to health needs, e.g. do those receiving meals on wheels have other health needs?
    Other surveys used: EFS HSE.
  • UG Dissertation – Dr Jane Fielding (University of Surrey – Sociology). February 2008
    Undergraduate dissertation investigating the value of higher education using father's social class and respondents social class in a social mobility study.
    Other surveys used: BCS BSA.
  • Population projections by ethnic group – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). February 2008
    Research project "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS SETTLE? ETHNIC GROUP POPULATION TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS FOR UK LOCAL AREAS". Various data sources will be used to indicate demographic behaviour by ethnic group.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Skills for security – Ms Rebecca Usher. February 2008
    To provide a profile of the uk demographics and workforce composition to compare with the security industry.
  • Mental Health and Employment – Mr Dominic Page (University of West of England – BBS). January 2008
    This study focuses on a key aspect of social participation, namely the employment status of the disabled community, and represents a contextual and exploratory exercise developing an historical and documentary analysis of the impact of legislation on enabling economic participation. It aims to address the following key aims: to historically investigate the income, employment and economic participation of the disabled community in the United Kingdom; to document the impact of legislative changes on the economic participation of disabled people; to critically evaluate the content of legislative change in the United Kingdom.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS.
  • Alcohol harm – Dr Nick Sheron (University of Southampton – Medicine). January 2008
    Analysis with regard to liver disease risk. This work is part of an ongoing series of studies examining increases in cirrhosis death rates.
  • Mrs Thatcher's Criminological Legacy – Dr Stephen Farrall (University of Sheffield – School of Law). January 2008
    The objective of this scoping project is to allow the applicants to assess the extent to which it would be possible to explore the social, economic and cultural impact of neo-conservative public policy on UK society, especially as these features relate to criminal justice policy. Since the 70s and 80s, the UK has invested in a number of on-going surveys. In addition to this, there are other, non-governmental surveys which exist which provide a basis for the assessment of the direction of changes in social attitudes and experiences over time. There are also a series of one-off surveys too. Taken collectively, what can these surveys tell us about the enduring impact on the UK's criminal justice system of the neo-conservative policies of the 1980s? A key objective of the scoping project is to think through ways of discerning the impact that politics have on the deep trends that drive social change.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS SEH FRS BCS SCS FES NIFES NCDS.
  • How to Construct Europa? Migrants in Germany and the UK – Wido Geis. January 2008
    We will compare the immigration to Germany and the UK in detail, especially regarding to education, family structures and job oppurtunities. The aim of the project is to see in how far Germany and the UK attract immigrants with different social or educational backgrounds and to explain why this is the case. This study shall be based on the German microcensus and the LFS.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Commissioning strategy – Mr Steve Moore. December 2007
    I shall use tenure/age data for older people to produce some inferences concerning the future prevalence of self funding clients in care and nursing homes for older people and how this has changed over time.
  • Deprivation and development – Professor Laurence Moseley (University of Glamorgan – SOCS-HESAS). December 2007
    An analysis of data in rural areas in England with a view to trying to uncover the barriers to, and stimulators of, economic progress.
    Other surveys used: APS WHS Omnibus HSE MCS.
  • Student volunteering – Dr Kirsten Holmes (University of Surrey – Management). November 2007
    To compare student volunteering rates across different countries. I am looking for volunteering rates within the general population.
  • Analysis of regional trends inphysical activity for the North East Physical Activity Data Mapping Project – Miss Gillian Bryant (University of Durham – NEPHO). November 2007
    The data will be used to map trends in the uptake of physical activity over time, between regions and age groups. Where possible, correlations with possible confounders such as ethnicity, deprivation, employment and health status may also be performed. This data will inform the NE physical activity data mapping report, which aims to document all available physical activity data sources within the NE to help establish the current evidence base and identify possible gaps for future research.
    Other surveys used: HSE NTS TimeUse.
  • Pseudo Panel Data - An Example – Mr Anil Kumar. November 2007
    I need data over a longer period to show examples of cohort analysis. I intend to later do a project at the ABS that involves pooling three cross-sectional surveys to undertake a cohort analysis of children's sports participation.
  • Alcohol use in the uk – Mr Robert Patton (University of King's College London – Addictions). October 2007
    We wish to explore the prevalance of hazardous, harmful and dependant drinking in the uk.
  • Health and labour force participation – Professor Mel Bartley (University of University College London – Epidemiology). October 2007
    This study examines the role of health in exit from the labour force in middle age. The hypothesis is that the same level of physical or mental disability will have different consequences for labour force exit in persons of different socio-economic level.
    Other surveys used: HSE ELSA.
  • Attitudes toward redistribution – Dr Thomas Cusack. October 2007
    The primary focus of this project is on the role of risks in the labour market and how such risks come to shape policy and partisan preferences.
    Other surveys used: BSA EFS LFS FRS.
  • Health and economic performance – Ms Yulia Kossykh. October 2007
    The dataset will be used to explore the relationships between (i) individuals' health and productivity and (ii) individuals' health and their decision to work.
    Other surveys used: BHPS APS.
  • Analysis of demographic and income distribution – Professor Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York – Social Policy and Social Work). October 2007
    I wish to use this dataset generally to inform my research and teaching. I am a student of family change, poverty and living standards and the well-being of children. These will be the main variables I will be interested in.
  • Econometric exercise in my module – Mr Takashi Shiono (University of York – Economics). September 2007
    Engel courve analysis, I'm especially interested in food. So, I also need some conditioning variable such as composition of household.
    Other surveys used: EFS YPSA.
  • Health expectancy – Dr Michael Smith (Office for National Statistics – SEMARD Office for National Statistics). September 2007
    Data will be used in the production, analysis and reporting of Healthy Life Expectancy (HLE) and Disability free LIFE Expectency (DfLE).
    Other surveys used: HSE NICHS SHES WHS.
  • Assessment of regularity of payment – Mr Edward Greggs. August 2007
    As part of a study we are currently working on, we are keen to understand how frequently workers in the United Kingdom are paid (i.e weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, etc.).
  • Ethno-religious inequalities in the labour market – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). August 2007
    This project will investigate the joint impact of ethnicity and religion on various labour market outcomes such as unemployment, economic inactivity, access to professional and managerial occupations. Different ethno-religious minority groups will be compared with the majority white/christian group using models which allow for differences in age, qualifications, whether born/educated in the UK or not, whether living in an area with high proportions of ethnic minorities or not and other relevant explanatory variables.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Education in Cornwall and IoS – Dr Caroline Hattam (University of Exeter – Marchmont SLIM). August 2007
    As part of an evaluation of Objective One ESF, we are investigating longitudinal datasets that may help identify changes in the socio-economic situation of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
    Other surveys used: LFS APS BCS BSA FRS SEH BHPS LSYPE.
  • Investigating usability of the GHS Time Series Dataset for Research Methods Teaching – Mr John Culbert (Glasgow Caledonian University – School of Law and Social Sciences). July 2007
    Research Methods teaching on undergraduate programme in Social Sciences and postgraduate modules.
  • Variations in social care provision – Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez (University of London School of Economics – PSSRU, LSE). July 2007
    The data will be used to relate levels of social care provision to levels of need. The research will use quantitative multivariate regression analysis at the local level, using data on social care provision, levels of need, local markt conditions, and local preferences.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics FRS ELSA.
  • Monitoring and understanding London's labour market – Dr Margarethe Theseira (Greater London Authority – GLA Economics). July 2007
    This project will analyse levels of labour market participation in London; identify those groups most at risk of exclusion and examine factors associated with exclusion. The project will also explore the general dynamics and characteristics of the London Labour market.
    Other surveys used: LFS APS TimeUse FRS EFS FES BHPS.
  • Workcare Package No 7 – Dr John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). July 2007
    Project on the relationship between employment and family in Europe.
    Other surveys used: MCS SSA.
  • National long-term conditions policy – Mr Roger Halliday (Department of Health – Department of Health). June 2007
    Provide an evidence base for national policy to improve health, care and well-being of people with long-term conditions.
    Other surveys used: HSE FRS LFS Omnibus.
  • Revising Exploring Data book and creating teaching datasets – Dr Jane Elliott (University of Institute of Education – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). June 2007
    I am in process of substantially revising Cathie Marsh's book 'Exploring Data' for Polity Press. Data is needed to provide examples in chapters but also to create specially designed teaching datasets.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Analysis of disability-free life expectancy – Dr Domenica Rasulo (Office for National Statistics – SHARD). June 2007
    Data will be analysed to investigate the disability free-life expectancy in England.
    Other surveys used: HSE ELSA.
  • Smoking behaviour and smoke intake – Professor Martin Jarvis (University of University College London – Epidemiology and Public health). June 2007
    My research aims to examine the association between smoking behaviour and smoke intake as indexed by cotinine in relation to factors such as socio-economic status, age, gender and product smoked. I do not have financial support from a funder for this work.
    Other surveys used: HSE Omnibus NCDS ELSA.
  • Disability and employment – Richard Berthoud (University of Essex – ISER). June 2007
    A programme of quantitative analysis of the employment disadvantage experienced by disabled people: 1. trends over time, 2. Longitudinal analysis 3. Comparison across Europe, 4. Effects on earnings.
  • Families with disabled children – Dr Lisa Buckner (University of Leeds – Sociology and Social Policy). May 2007
    Households containing children with limiting long-term illnesses will be indentified and these will be compared with families with children without LLTI in terms of household composition, economic activity of adults in household, carers in household and hours of caring. This will feed into the results of a project examining the services that carers access. As part of the research into carers and the services that they access (which is part of a larger national project Action for Carers in Employment) we are exploring the characteristics of carers and their families. There is evidence to suggest that families with a child with a disability are more likely to be single-parent families and also that carers experience difficulties balancing work and caring repsonsibilites, and when they do work, are more likely to work in particular sectors. The data will be used to explore the differences between households with adults with caring responsibilities and dependent children who have a limiting long-term illness (LLTI) and households with dependent children without a LLTI and no carers.
  • Effect of educational inequality on social mobility – Mr Reinhard Pollak. May 2007
    The dissertation project deals with the effect of changing educational inequality on trends in social mobility. A longitudinal approach is necessary to invesitgate the effect of educational degree and social origin on respondent's class position over the life-course in order to assess effects of declining educational inequality and counter-mobility.
    Other surveys used: NCDS BCS70.
  • Presence of intellectual disability in HIS – Ms Christine Linehan (University College Dublin – School of Psychology). May 2007
    Examination of European HIS for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (termed learning disability in UK).
    Other surveys used: HSE SHES.
  • Analysis of age at first childbearing – Professor PETER congdon (University of Queen Mary – Geography). April 2007
    Application of suitable hazard models (e.g. log-logistic) to analyze age at first maternity. Predictors used will include education, ethnicity, number of siblings in origin family and religion. Frailty effects will be modelled.
  • Research – Dr Mark Elliot (University of Manchester – CCSR). April 2007
    Research on linkage.
    Other surveys used: LFS HSE.
  • Social Impact of Road Pricing Schemes – Dr Kim Perren (Loughborough University – Centre for Research in Social Policy). March 2007
    Conducting a survey and writing a report for Shropshire County Council on the potential social impact of road pricing schemes.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS Omnibus.
  • Demographic Uncertainty – Dr Justin van de Ven (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Analysis). March 2007
    Analysis of the influence of female labour market opportunities on fertility.
    Other surveys used: EFS FRS LFS FES.
  • Reference – Mr Anuratha Vnekataraman (University of Warwick – Sociology). March 2007
    Research for study and acquiring knowledge in my studies pertaining to sick pay and it's ramifications on corporate policy.
  • Reference – Mr Anuratha Vnekataraman (University of Warwick – Sociology). March 2007
    Research for study and aquiring knowledge in my studies pertaining to sick pay and its ramifications on corporate policy.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus EFS SEH.
  • Research – Mrs Charlotte Kelly (University of Leeds – Institute for Transport). March 2007
    Research for project - I am wanting to look at the data to see whether there is a link between two variables.
    Other surveys used: LFS TimeUse APS FES NTS.
  • Teaching Datasets – Dr Terry Wassall (University of Leeds – Sociology and Social Policy). March 2007
    For teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate students quantitative data analysis using large datasets, focussing on issues of inequality and social exclusion.
  • Research – Mr Julius Ayobami Olaogun (London Metropolitan University – Economics and Finance). February 2007
    The data is used only for research purpose only. The research intends to investigate different methods of estimating poverty and see what measurement effects have on poverty.
    Other surveys used: BSA TimeUse NICHS.
  • Impacts of tobacco advertising ban – Dr Anna Gilmore (University of LSHTM – PHP). February 2007
    To evaluate the impact of the tobacco advertising ban on cigarette brand preferences and identify implications for UK cigarette tax policy.
  • Further analysis of respondents aged 65 and over – Ms Eileen Goddard (Office for National Statistics – SVS). February 2007
    This is a follow-up study comparing GHS information for those aged 65 and over at the GHS interview who had died within 10 years of the 1994-5 survey with those who survived. (These respondents were flagged at the NHSCR as part of a follow-up study carried out in 1997.)
  • Demography, Politics and Old Age – Dr John Vincent (University of Exeter – Sociology). January 2007
    To provide empirical support of a paper I am writing based on a continuing interest in politics and old age.
    Other surveys used: NICHS FES BSA HSE LFS EFS BHPS.
  • BES 2001 survey data for training course – Mr Giulio Flore (National Centre for Social Research – SMU). January 2007
    Use of BES 2001 data to develop and deliver a training course commissioned to NatCen by a government department.
  • Working Paper on Alcohol Consumption – Mr Brian Dodgeon (University of Institute of Education – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). January 2007
    I'd like to use GHS and BHPS data (and possibly explore other resources?) to look at changing patterns of alcohol consumption since 1991, by sex, social class and other predictive factors.
    Other surveys used: BHPS NCDS.
  • GeNet project 5: WHIPP – Mr Jerome De Henau (Open University, The – Economics). January 2007
    We analyse the determinants and the distribution of intra-household financial inequalities in the UK, with a focus on tax-benefits. We need the BHPS to build an indicator of financial autonomy and analyse the dynamics within the household alongside usual socio-economic controls.
    Other surveys used: FRS TimeUse LFS Omnibus BHPS FACS ELSA.
  • National identity and everyday political understanding – Professor Susan Condor (Lancaster University – Psychology). January 2007
    I intend to use this data as part of an ongoing programme of research on national identity and everyday understandings of political events, structures and processes in England. In particular, I wish to use the BSAS data to provide background information against which to interpret my own qualitative interview studies, which are designed to achieve a depth understanding of the ways in which national identity and political events are understood in relatively small samples.
    Other surveys used: SSA BSA.
  • Lifestyle psychology research – Dr Katie Thirlaway (University of Cardiff – Psychology). December 2006
    This research is purely to inform my teaching and research.
  • Equalitec Recruitment of women into ITEC project – Dr Robert Busfield (University of Roehampton – Business and Social Sciences). December 2006
    The "Equalitec Recruitment of women into ITEC project" is a project examining how women are recruited and retained in the ITEC sector. The main method involves interviewing HR managers in relevant companines and the project aims to disseminate good practice throughout the industry in order to increase the proportion of women emoployed in ITECT careers. The research will also involve secondary analysis of labour force statistics in order to illustrate the current position of women in the ITEC sector.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA BCS Omnibus.
  • Social research methods – Miss Julie-Anne Darsley (Kingston University – Arts and social sciences). December 2006
    Data analysis for social research methods project, year 2, data will be used with spss for secondary analysis for literature review. For student purposes only.
  • Well being and life satisfaction amongst excluded groups in east london – Dr Martin Wall (University of East London – Institute of Health & Human Development). November 2006
    We are surveying groups drawn from communities in East London that do not feature in standard surveys and reports. These include refugees, older Bangladeshis, migrant workers. We are using the Eurobarometer data to compare their answers on satisfaction with life and well being with the ones in our survey and hence provide some sort of comparison.
  • Modelling Needs and Resources of Older People to 2030 – Professor Michael Murphy (University of London School of Economics – Social Policy). November 2006
    Key issues to be investigated include how trends in mortality and morbidity will evolve, and if the extra years of life will be lived in good health; the consequences of changes in family circumstances on the availability of informal sources of care and for older people's social participation; and older people's ability to meet care costs. The project will use simulation models to project up to 2030 the numbers, family circumstances, income, pensions, savings, disability and care needs (formal and informal), the key determinants of the resources and needs of older people.
    Other surveys used: ELSA BHPS.
  • Field of study and intergenerational social class mobility – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). November 2006
    This paper will examine to what extent intergenerational social class (im)mobility is the consequence of choices in education. These choices are predominantly examined by looking at social class differences in the level of educational attainment. However, recent research has argued that choices of fields of study should not be neglected in social mobility research for two reasons.
  • Estimating the costs of dementia – Dr Paul Mccrone (University of King's College London – Health Services Research, Institute of Psychiatry). November 2006
    We are conducting a study for the Alzheimer's Society to estimate the costs associated with dementia. Prevalence estimates have been made and the task now is to cost packages of care (GP contacts, hospital use, etc) used by people with dementia.
  • Study – Miss Rebecca Bailey-Green (Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology – Admin). November 2006
    I wish to use the data in my sociology coursework for my A-level in the subject. I wish to analyse the data for my private use.
  • Student projects – Professor Christine Liddell (University of Ulster – Psychology). November 2006
    To use the database for undergraduate dissertation training. Students will be trained to use the database, then will generate their own hypotheses bases on their relevant literature searches. They will go on to test them using the database and manual.
    Other surveys used: HSE BCS70 NCDS.
  • Teaching quantitative methods – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). November 2006
    Various datasets will be used as exemplars during the teaching of quantitative research methods to Masters and PhD students at the School of Geography, University of Leeds.
    Other surveys used: LFS BCS HSE SEH.
  • Population Health in the North West – Mr Tom Hennell (Department of Health – NW Public Health Team). October 2006
    The survey data will be analysed to examine regional, national, ethnicity and income trends in key health and social care risk factors - smoking, education, health status, alcohol consumption, disability and usage of health services - in particular, so as to set the context for local lifestyle surveys.
    Other surveys used: HSE LFS APS.
  • Alcohol and older people – Miss Laura Banks (University of Brighton – HSPRC). October 2006
    Data on alcohol consumption by age is required for an age concern/DAT project looking at alcohol misuse amongst older people, with a view to developing services in an area of Brighton and Hove.
    Other surveys used: HSE EFS.
  • Teaching purposes – Dr Alistair Geddes (University of Dundee – Geography). September 2006
    I intend using the data requested for a practical which forms part of Dundee University's Master's in Applied Population Geography. My intention is to have students enter and analyze the dataset using SPSS software.
  • Unfunded Obligation Measures for EU Countries – Dr Jagadeesh Gokhale. September 2006
    Exploration on construction of fiscal sustainability measures for EU countries. The data would be used to construct age-gender profiles of wealth holdings for estimating the incidence of capital taxes across the population.
    Other surveys used: APS BHPS.
  • Monitoring Public Health in West Kent 2006 – Mrs Helen Buttivant (Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust – Kent & Medway Health Informatics Service). July 2006
    Data on health and health behaviours will be used to provide analysis which informs and directs the planning of a variety of Public Health Initiatives across the Kent and Medway health economy.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Synthetic estimates – Mr Peter Scarborough (University of Oxford – Public Health). July 2006
    The data will be pooled and used to produce synthetic estimates of the prevalence of healthy lifestyle behaviour at ward and local authority level in England.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Early alcohol use – Dr Nick Sheron (University of Southampton – Medicine). July 2006
    Epidemiology of early alcohol use and subsequent development.
    Other surveys used: BCS70 NCDS.
  • Economic analysis and general equilibrium modelling – Dr Keshab R Bhattarai (University of Hull – Economics, Business School). July 2006
    Teaching for Economics 2nd and 3rd year and M.Sc. and PhD. students in the Business School of the University of Hull.
    Other surveys used: FES APS NTS LFS EFS BHPS.
  • Modelling and simulation for e-social science (Moses) – Dr Mark Birkin (University of Leeds – Geography). July 2006
    This project is concerned with building simulation and forecasting models of the UK population and its activities. To investigate policy applications of these procedures, particularly to health care and transport applications.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Trends in smoking prevalence – Dr John Kemm (NHS West Midlands – Public Health Observatory). June 2006
    Construct age specific rates for current smoking (heavy, medium, light) and ex smoker in order to model quit rates and starting rates. Previous published study has produced model based on data up to 1999 - now plan to extend this study.
  • Methodological Research on Analysis of Household Survey Data – Dr Robert Clark. May 2006
    Different methods of analysing household survey data will be compared, and new methods will be developed.
    Other surveys used: BSA HSE BHPS.
  • The Social Mobility of Black People: The Public/Private Sector Divide – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). May 2006
    The study is undertaken in the hopes of seeing whether black people enjoy better social mobility, measured by occupation, in the public or private sector and in which country they enjoy the most mobility. From the results I hope to draw conclusions as to the social, historical and other factors that have influenced the situation in each country, compare them and hopefully draw some policy recommendations.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA BHPS.
  • Devolution and Decentralization in the NHS – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). May 2006
    Since Devolution the regional health policies of the NHS Scotland, England and Wales have diverged; resulting in different NHS structures. This paper aims to look at how differences in regional policy have impacted the centralization of services provided and in turn how this affects health outcomes.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Comparative analysis contraceptive choice UK & Russia – Dr Martin Wall (University of East London – Health and Bioscience). May 2006
    Using cross sectional surveys of Russian and UK women we hope to explain choice about child bearing and contraception as decisions based on the woman's social and economic circumstances. We hope our findings will help understand the patterns of fertility and epidemics of STIs in these countries.
  • Social Research Methods – Mr JM Roberts (South Bank University – SPS). April 2006
    Teaching exercise for undergraduate students.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS NILFS BCS.
  • Scottish Survey Statistics – Dr Michael Rosie (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). April 2006
    Survey statistics on Scottish society
    Other surveys used: NILTS BSA LFS SHES Omnibus SEH.
  • Sociological Analysis – Dr Yaojun Li (University of Birmingham – Sociology). April 2006
    I am a lecturer teaching quantitative analysis and doing empirical analysis. I need data for both teaching and research purposes.
    Other surveys used: NICHS APS TimeUse LFS BSA.
  • Trends in and Transitions to Unpaid Caregiving – Dr Michael Hirst (University of York – Social Policy Research Unit). April 2006
    To extend earlier work examining caring relationships over time, and caring-related inequalities.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse BSA EFS ELSA BHPS.
  • Lecture series – Dr Ken Checinski (University of St George's Hospital Medical School – Mental Health). March 2006
    Postgraduate lecture series (MRCPsych), St George's,University of London.
  • MSc Research Methods – Mr Nick Foard (Nottingham Trent University – Graduate School). March 2006
    Data will be used for teaching purposes on a module entitled 'Advanced Data Analysis' on the MSc Research Methods at Nottingham Trent University.
    Other surveys used: BSA HSE Omnibus BHPS ELSA .
  • Synthetic estimates DPhil – Mr Peter Scarborough (University of Oxford – Public Health). February 2006
    The data I request will be used for my DPhil project, exploring the geographic and social variations of Coronary Heart Disease in England.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Understanding the Transformation of the Prospects of Place – Dr Eldin Fahmy (University of Bristol – School for Policy Studies). February 2006
    This project seeks to develop a longitudinally consistent approach to understanding the changing geography of poverty and affluence in Britain in the period 1968-2004. The research involves extensive quantitative analysis of large-scale surveys of poverty and wealth in Britain in order to derive synthetic models that can then be applied to census small area statistics for the purposes of geospatial analysis. These sources include a series of nationally representative poverty surveys conducted in 1968-9, 1981, 1990, and 1999, and Family Expenditure Survey data for the period 1968-2001.
    Other surveys used: FES EFS LFS FRS TimeUse APS BHPS BCS70 FACS ELSA .
  • Health and life-style among young adults in England – Dr Sabu Padmadas (University of Southampton – Social Statistics). January 2006
    To develop a proposal which in due course will be submitted to the ESRC for funding.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Reproductive Revolution – Dr John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). December 2005
    SHEFC basic research.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse.
  • Academic research into geography of social attitudes – Professor John Mohan (University of Southampton – Sociology and Social Policy). December 2005
    This is in connection with a project to investigate variations in attitudes to welfare services between places.
    Other surveys used: BSA SEH HSE BCS.
  • East Midlands Public Health Observatory – Dr David Jenner (Nottingham City PCT – East Midlands Public Health Observatory). November 2005
    Regional and sub-regional analysis of data from major national surveys to inform NHS and local partnership health improvement work.
  • Changing Demographic Behaviours – Professor Kathleen Kiernan (University of York – Social Policy and CASE). October 2005
    ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
    Other surveys used: MCS.
  • Home environment and respiratory health study – Dr Liesl Osman (University of Aberdeen – Medicine). September 2005
    EAGA
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Smoking Section – Miss Abigail Fox (KAI: Analysis). September 2005
    The smoking section of the data will be analysed for the purpose of deriving the average amount of cigarettes smoked.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus HSE.
  • Panel data application – Mr Raffaele Scuderi (University of London School of Economics – Economics). June 2005
    To apply a panel data analysis for a research of mine.
  • Drivers of patient satisfaction – Dr David Halsall (Department of Health – CAT). June 2005
    Analysis to better understand what patients are looking for in a "good" hospital service.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics.
  • Poverty and Debt – Mr Martin Weale (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – All). May 2005
    A study of the interrelationship between poverty and debt using data from the British Household Panel Survey.
    Other surveys used: EFS FRS LFS BHPS.
  • Disability needs analysis – Mrs Sara Panizza. May 2005
    The aim of the study is to develop detailed information on the needs of disabled people in Newham.
    Other surveys used: LFS HSE.
  • Health, Social and Economic Impact of Alcohol in Europe – Mr Ben Baumberg. May 2005
    Report into all aspects of alcohol in Europe, including economic (trade data etc.), social and health consequences and consumption trends.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Social Mobility and Home Ownership - A Risk Assessment – Miss Sandy Patel. April 2005
    The purpose of the study is four fold: 1 to explore the relationship between homeownership and both inter- and intra-generational social mobility 2 to highlight the risks that may weaken existing links between homeownership and social mobility 3 to identify other options to promote housing wealth 4 to place these risks and alternative options in the context of policy developments in housing and in creating sustainable communities.
    Other surveys used: YPSA BSA BCS70 NCDS BHPS.
  • Health service use by people with long-term conditions – Mr Roger Halliday (Department of Health). April 2005
    Policy analysis of the use made of different parts of the health service by people with different long-term conditions.
    Other surveys used: HSE LFS ELSA BHPS.
  • Consumption and labour in the UK – Dr Elizabeth Symons (University of Keele – Economics). March 2005
    I plan to investigate the dual labour market in the UK. This involves estimating regional prices, wages and employment status equations. A second strand of ongoing work is the effect of envrionmental taxes on consumers and the distributional impact across different types of consumer.
    Other surveys used: FES.
  • ONS Focus on Health Report – Ms Velda Osborne. March 2005
    Focus on Health is one of a series of reports to be published by ONS, both as a paper volume and on the NS web site. Data downloaded from the archive will be used to create tabulations etc not available in published survey reports.
    Other surveys used: HSE NICHS SHES NTS WHS EFS.
  • Education effects on occupational outcomes – Dr Herman van de Werfhorst. February 2005
    To study the effect of educational qualifications on various measures of occupational outcomes.
  • An analysis of migration in Britain – Mr Stephen Drinkwater (University of Surrey – Economics). February 2005
    To use large-scale survey datasets to conduct an analysis of migration patterns in Great Britain. The research will focus on the characteristics of migrants as well as changes in migration trends and the performance of migrants over time.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Review of the Health and Economic Impact of the Regulation of Smoking in Public Places – Mrs Catherine Lisles (University of Glamorgan – SoCS). January 2005
    To look at changes in smoking prevalence over time, in order to help build a model of the effect of a ban on smoking in public places in Wales. Overall study funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.
  • Health and social care of older people – Ms Maria Evandrou (University of King's College London – Institute of Gerontolgy). December 2004
    This project continues previous work that examines the health and social care of older people over time.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • A Behavioural Microsimulation of Ethnic Disadvantage in Labour Markets – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). December 2004
    A project to build and test a synthetic behavioural simulation of labour market behaviour intended to cast light on the distinctively disadvantaged positions of different ethnic minorities. The statistical data is being used for the testing part in regard to patterns of social mobility.
  • Social and gender influences on tobacco use – Professor Martin Jarvis (University of University College London – Epidemiology and Public Health). December 2004
    Examination of patterns of smoking prevalence and cessation by age, measures of socio-economic position and sex, in order to test for differences by gender and by social influences. Estimation of sales-weighted average tar and nicotine yields using the GHS as the source for brand market share.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus HSE SHES BCS70 NCDS.
  • Social inequality and the body – Dr Nick Crossley (University of Manchester – Sociology). December 2004
    A project which will examine class, gender and age differences in relationship to various health-related activities.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse HSE.
  • Revising Exploring Data Book – Dr Jane Elliott (University of Institute of Education – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). November 2004
    Revision of Cathie Marsh's book 'Exploring Data' for publication as a second edition by Polity Press.
    Other surveys used: BCS.
  • The Relationship Between Sports Participation and Family/Household Type – Dr Paul Martin Downward (Loughborough University – Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy). October 2004
    This project will explore the patterns of participation in sport and leisure activities according to family type.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse.
  • Evaluating the Impact of 'Valuing People' – Professor Eric Emerson (Lancaster University – Institute for Health Research). March 2004
    To develop a comprehensive set of performance indicators that can be used to evaluate the impact of current health and social care policies for people with learning disabilities.
    Other surveys used: LFS Omnibus HSE TimeUse FRS BCS BHPS NCDS FACS MCS BCS70.
  • Industrial Performance, ICT INvestments and Workforce Skills – Mr John Forth (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Employment Studies Group). July 2002
    Analysis of the links between information and communications technology (ICT) investments, ICT skills and industrial performance in the UK economy.
    Other surveys used: LFS BCS70.
  • Social factors and gender differences in smoking. – Prof Martin Jarvis (University of University College London – Epidemiology and Public Health). December 2001
    Examination of patterns of smoking prevalence and cessation by age, measures of socio-economic position and sex, in order to test for differences by gender and by social influences. Estimation of sales-weighted average tar and nicotine yields using the GHS as the source for brand market share.
  • EUROMODupdate – Professor Holly Sutherland (University of Essex – ISER). 0000
    The objectives of the current project are to improve and extend EUROMODs usefulness as a tool for policy monitoring.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Complex systems modelling of alcohol consumption dynamics – Dr Robin Purshouse (University of Sheffield – Automatic Control and Systems Engineering). October 2012
    The research is related to the wider programme of activities of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group at the University of Sheffield. The research aims to describe the dynamics of alcohol consumption in the British population from 1978 to the present day. The survey is a central source of evidence for alcohol consumption (although other datasets are available covering limited time periods or smaller sample sizes). The GLF has been a core part of the alcohol research programme at Sheffield since 2008. At present, for this project, GLF data is registered to 2006. However access to the longitudinal years of data is required to bring the time series up-to-date. Evidence from these later years will be important to the analysis because they include the current economic recession, which is one of the key system shocks over the last 40 years.
  • Family relationship in the UK – Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford – Sociology). October 2012
    This project uses survey data in the UK to explore the pattern and dynamics of different forms of within-family relationships, including contact, the exchange of instrumental support, and their consequence on well being.
  • Single Individuals in Nagoya and Manchester – Dr Sharon Kinsella (University of Manchester – SALC). October 2012
    I wish to find some minor continuation data on the percentage of single-households, and unmarried persons, and cohabiting unions in GB, in order to make comparisons with Japan. The period of interest is 1980-2012. This is a small research project which is largely ethnographic but requires some very basic statistical background material to view the major trends and context in each society.
  • UK Housing Review – Professor Hal Pawson (Heriot-Watt University – Built Environment). September 2012
    The General Lifestyle Survey is a data source for several tables in the UK Housing Review, a compendium of housing statistics published annually for the last 20 years.
  • Research on March of Atopy and MAUP – Mr Nick Bearman (University of Exeter – ECEHH). September 2012
    This data is being used to research the presence of the March of Atopy, the progression from childhood eczema, food allergy and asthma to adulthood asthma. It will also form part of a study looking at MAUP (Modifiable Area Unit Problem) when the trends are compared with data at other spatial aggregations.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Labour Market research – Professor Nobuko Okuda. June 2012
    I will the data for my research on labour market of immigrants and second generation of ethnic minorities in the 1970s and 1980s. Most of my articles based on this research will appear in Japanese.
    Other surveys used: LFS BCS70.
  • Inequality analysis – Mr Darlington Mushongera. June 2012
    There is need to analysis poverty in the context of inequality and the GHS provides useful data on household income. This will entail analysis of poverty and disaggregating it to the lowest level possible.
  • ESPON project TiPSE – Dr Andrew Copus (University of the Highlands and Islands – Executive Office). June 2012
    These data are required for project TIPSE (Territorial Indicators of Poverty and Social Exclusion). The project plans to use EU-SILC data (together with Census data) to generate regional and small area estimates of poverty using the World Bank PovMap methodology. The project specification requires us to make poverty maps for all EU Member states except 10 former socialist New Members (which will be covered by the World Bank itself), EFTA and Candidate countries. The output will be a series of maps showing the estimated percentage of households in poverty, by NUTS 3 region across the approximately 20 countries not covered by the parallel World Bank project.
  • Good Places Better Health – Mr Martin Taulbut. June 2012
    To support the itelligence strand of the Scottish Government Good Places Better Health Initiative. The prototype phase focuses on improving aspects of the environment which impact on the health of children aged 0-8, specifically asthma, mental health, unintentional injuries and obesity.
    Other surveys used: SSA SCS SMOKING; DRINKING AND DRUG USE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE; 2010 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS ADOLESCENT LIFESTYLE AND SUBSTANCE USE SURVEY; 2006 SCOTTISH HOUSE CONDITION SURVEY; 2002 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2010 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2009 BSA LFS SURVEY OF SUGAR INTAKE AMONG CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND; 2006 BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY; 1983-1998 : EMPLOYMENT DATA FRS HBAI.
  • Social capital and smoking in UK – Ms Elena Fumagalli (University of East Anglia – School of medicine; health policy and practice). April 2012
    This project aims at assessing whether there exists a causal link between individual social capital and smoking prevalence and intensity in the United Kingdom. Social capital will be considered both at the individual and at the community level. Identification will be based on instrumental variables with community fixed effects.
  • Income Inequality – Dr d'Hombres Beatrice. April 2012
    The project is about the effect of income inequality on various socio-outcomes, such as crime, health social cohesion. The study will be carried out on a set of EU countries. In this project we aim at working at the NUTS1 level and examining how income inequality is associated with socio outcomes conditional on regional and country fixed effects.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Graduate earnings over time – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (Cardiff University – Social Science). April 2012
    This study investigates the changing returns to degree education over time in Britain. It explores the changing 'value' of a degree since the 1970s to contemporary Britain, especially against the background of rapid expansion of higher education in the early 1990s. It also compares graduate earnings for both genders and returns to education between and within occupations.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Longterm Care Model – Mr Chris Harwood. April 2012
    The plan is to produce a model of long term care for Wirral local authority. This will require some assessment analysis of disability and dependence from the General Household Survey. The aim is to assess the health and social care needs of the current and future population for Wirral. The objectives include: current and future prevalence of disability and dependence, assessment of health and social care needs (community and clinical care, residential and nursing care), assessment of housing needs and disability / dependence (sheltered housing / floating support.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Democracy and inequality – Ms Daniela Mantovani. March 2012
    Though global inequality did not substantially change in the last 20-30 years because of the flattening in its between component (average income in different countries) it seems to be increased within countries, even in the rich ones. I intend to investigate the relationship between democracy and inequality in contexts of stable political regimes and fully developed market economies. I will focus my research project only on the western modern market economies in the OECD area ruling a consolidated democracy in the last thirty years approximately. Challenging the common wisdom that democracy flattens inequalities, I will discuss the opposite perspective.
    Other surveys used: FES FRS BSA.
  • Happiness and Relative Income in the UK – Dr Tim Hinks (University of the West of England – Economics). February 2012
    To undertake a national study of happiness in the UK and to observe why (if at all) happiness changes over time for our panel and what can cause this change. The study focuses particularly on the role relative earnings/income plays in reported happiness. It has been found in some of the economics literature that a person's relative position is at least and sometimes more important to happiness and well-being than their own earnings. The importance here is finding which person or group has the most impact on a person's happiness. Is it fellow members of a club, fellow workers, neighbours? Of more interest is whether the individual's perceptions and the reality of these reference groups differ in any great way and whether some happiness is based on misperceptions. The study will also hope to look at the wider issue of growing income inequality in the UK and national happiness in the wake of the financial crisis.
  • Statistical profile of the 80 plus population – Mr Jose Iparraguirre. February 2012
    At Age UK we intend to create a statistical profile of the population aged 80 or over in the United Kingdom, covering as many topics and variables as available data permit. Considering the process of population ageing, we intend to highlight the opportunities and overall issues regarding this age group in contrast to younger cohorts. A preliminary study using data from the Health Survey for England shows that there as many areas in which the 80+ are statistically indistinguishable from, say, the 70-79 year olds, but in other aspects they make up a very distinct group.
  • Presentation – Dr Adam Noble (King's College London – Department of Clinical Neuroscience). January 2012
    General population data on Accident and Emergency department data needed to compare to rate of presentation to A and E by by people with epilepsy.
  • Domestic usage of electric heating 1945-1975 – Dr Anna Carlsson-Hyslop (Cardiff University – Architecture). January 2012
    As part of the Transitions Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy project I am exploring domestic usage of electric heating between ca 1945 and 1975. In particular I am investigating whether this usage may have been effected by demand management practices, such as prices and advertising.
    Other surveys used: FES NEWLY BUILT HOMES; 1969 MONITORED DOMESTIC ENERGY USE DATA ARCHIVE; 1973-1983 QUALITY OF LIFE; URBAN BRITAIN 1975 DATABASE OF SELECTED BRITISH GALLUP OPINION POLLS; 1958-1991 NATIONAL READERSHIP SURVEYS; 1958 2ND QUARTER DAILY MIRROR HOUSEHOLD READERSHIP INCOME AND CONSUMPTION STUDY; 1971 CONSULTATIVE COUNCILS SURVEY; 1975 MIRROR GROUP NEWSPAPERS HOUSEHOLD READERSHIP AND CONSUMPTION SURVEY; 1974 NATIONAL HOUSE CONDITION SURVEY; 1967 CENTRAL HEATING SURVEY; 1968 NATIONAL HOUSE CONDITION SURVEY; 1971.
  • Divorce risk factors in Britain – Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford – Sociology). December 2011
    This project extracts information about data on (first) marriage formation and dissolution and uses event history models to explore the risks factors for divorce in Britain; and how these might change over marriage cohorts.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE.
  • Ethnic minority women and income distribution – Dr Julia Rouse (Manchester Metropolitan University – Business). December 2011
    This data will be used for an undergraduate dissertation. It will look in to ethnic minority women and study their income distributions particularly in related to the contribution this income makes to the household wealth.
  • Semi-parametric estimation – Dr Declan French (Queen's University Belfast – Management). December 2011
    We will apply the characteristic-based semi-paramteric estimator of Connor Hagmann and Linton (Econometrica, 2011 forthcoming) to English mortality data with the intention of developing an explanatory mortality forecasting model. The characteristics will be based on Health Survey for England data by single age.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Alcohol consumption in the UK – Mara Airoldi (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – Management). November 2011
    It seems likely that there will be a growing mismatch between the services the NHS is currently funded to supply for and the increase in demand from alcohol-related diseases. If, as seems likely, improvements in the efficiency of treatment of these diseases will not generate the extra capacity that would be required to meet these increases in demand, this will create serious problems for a cash-constrained NHS.
  • Longitudinal Study of Young People in England – Dr Jianxun Kong (University of Manchester – Institute of social change). November 2011
    To conduct a comparative study of social mobility between Britain and China.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE LFS.
  • Research purposes – Professor Susan McVie (University of Edinburgh – School of law). November 2011
    Analysis of data for research on harassment and equality in support of bid to Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland. Analysis of self completion component of survey will be carried out.
  • Corpus linguistics – Dr Michael Pace-Sigge (University of Liverpool – English). September 2011
    Research into usage patterns of spoken UK English. This requires to gain a large variety of natural spoken language material. The reason I would like to have these datasets is there are only small corpora of transcribed speech available (whereas it is is very easy to get or make a corpus that consists of written texts). As my main area of research is spoken English I am trying to assemble as many transcribed exchanges as possible in order to create a new, large compilation that can give a varied reflection of spoken English.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI.
  • Health and population analyses – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). August 2011
    This work investigates socio-demographic and area type variations in health outcomes, both self reported and diagnosed. A variety of datasets are being used here, from survey resources like the HSE, GHS and LFS and population resources like the Vital Statistics.
    Other surveys used: HSE LFS.
  • Comparison of smoking behavior; US vs UK – Ms Martha White. July 2011
    Data will be used to compare smoking and, in particular, quitting behavior between the UK and the United States. US data will be taken from available US federal surveys. We will be using data from 1971-1987; plus data after 2006 (if available).
  • Comparison of smoking behavior; US vs UK – Ms Martha White. July 2011
    Data will be used to compare smoking and, in particular, quitting behavior between the UK and the United States. US data will be taken from available US federal surveys.
  • GILDED project – Dr Nick Gotts (James Hutton Institute; The – Integrated Land Use Systems). July 2011
    The data will be used to construct input files for a simulation model of domestic energy demand at household and community level, in the context of the EU FP7 project GILDED (http://www.gildedeu.org/).
    Other surveys used: SSA EFS.
  • Labour market discrimination research – Mr Muhammad Anees. June 2011
    The data will be utilized in the detailed discussion of labour market discrimination in the UK and cross sectional estimation techniques would be implemented following standard oaxaca-blinder techniques for differential analysis along with the recently developed counterfactual distribution techniques developed by Machad0-Mata (2005).
    Other surveys used: LFS HSE EFS BSA ELSA IHS UKHLS.
  • Differential consequences ill-health and low social position – Professor Margaret Whitehead (University of Liverpool – Public Health and Policy). May 2011
    To study the differential consequences of having a longstanding illness/disability or of being in less advantaged social position at different times and in different social welfare contexts to understand more about differential policy impacts.
  • Inequality in education and the European labour market – Professor Raymond Duch (University of Oxford – Nuffield College). May 2011
    This project is a continuation of work I am conducting with Philipp Rehm on the impact of educational inequality on political behaviour. In particular, how educational inequality affects the rate at which the poor vote for left leaning political parties. An important implication of our initial findings is that inequality persists in contexts in which the poor are poorly educated and hence demonstrate low levels of political sophistication. An extension of our theoretical argument is that education is a much more important determinant of occupational and mobility in countries with high levels of income and educational inequality. The General LifeStyle datasets will allow us to explore these extensions of our argument in much more detail than we can with existing data.
  • Thesis research – Mr Mark Boukes. May 2011
    Research of the relation between media use (especially which tv-programmes people watch) and political cynicism. How does wathcing a certain genre of news affect the level of political cynicism? Cross-national research with also Netherlands, Germany and one of the Scandinavian countries.
    Other surveys used: BSA CITIZENSHIP SURVEY; 2007-2008 MEDIA REPORTING AND PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE; 2007.
  • Teaching Multiple Linear course – Dr Maria Pampaka (University of Manchester – Education). April 2011
    I will give this dataset to the students of a short course provided by CCSR to practice modeling with multiple linear regression.
  • Investigating Living Arrangements Across the Life Course – Mr Dieter Demey (University of Southampton – Centre for Population Change (CPC)). April 2011
    This project aims to document and understand the key changes from the 1970s onwards in living arrangements across the life course. We will build on previous work undertaken by members of the research team and will look not only at young adults and older persons but also living arrangements in mid-life. Recent socio-economic and demographic changes, such as rising female labour force participation and increases in longevity, are likely to have increased the number of people who find themselves caring for their elderly parents whilst still caring or supporting their own children the so-called sandwich generation. The research will investigate these and other trends, for example, the extent to which the 'empty nest' enjoyed by previous generations during their 50s and 60s is now being re-occupied by adult children.
    Other surveys used: IHS UKHLS.
  • Study quit rate – Dr Shiu Wong. April 2011
    I will study yearly quit rate change and compare the change with those in the U.S. and further compare to the yearly quit rate in the State of California. Further studies will be conducted to see if nicotine replacement treatment (NRT) will affect smokers' desire of quit attempt.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus.
  • The Care Life Cycle: Responding to the Health and Social Care Needs of an Ageing Society – Dr Richard Shaw (University of Southampton – School of Social Sciences). April 2011
    The UK's population is ageing and, given that older people are the major users of health and social care services, this presents a major challenge for policymakers. As well as increasing the demand for care, population ageing is affecting the supply of care professionals, as the health workforce itself ages. Datasets will be used to inform models predicting the demand for Health and social care and the workforce available to meet that demand.
    Other surveys used: ELSA SURVEY OF SELF-FUNDED ADMISSIONS TO CARE HOMES; 1999-2000 HSE ADULT PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY SURVEY; 2007 UKHLS LFS.
  • Inequalities in pension provision – Mr Jonathan Smetherham. April 2011
    The purpose of this research is to use multivariate logistic regression to investigate which factors effect the likelihood that an individual will contribute to a private pension scheme.
    Other surveys used: ELSA.
  • Calculation of Health Expectancies – Mr Andrew Yeap (Office for National Statistics (ONS) – Centre for Health Analysis and Life Events). March 2011
    Calculation of health expectancies on a national and sub-national level. Users and stakeholders include the Deparment of Health; the Department for Work and Pensions; and various health-related organisations across Great Britain.
    Other surveys used: NICHS HSE WHS BSA FRS SHES EHS NORTHERN IRELAND HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELLBEING SURVEY; 2005-2006 SILC LIW.
  • To assess the evidence for and against 'the hardening hypothesis' in respect to smoking in the UK population between 2000 and 2009 – Mr Graeme Docherty (University of Nottingham – Epidemiology & Public Health). February 2011
    The data will be analysed as part of a study to assess whether the decrease in smoking prevalence in the UK between 2000 and 2009 has left a higher proportion of smokers who are more resistant to quitting, in other words 'hardened' smokers. There is evidence for and against this theory from other countries but no recent study has been undertaken using UK data. The study will be undertaken by investigators at the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies based at the University of Nottingham and will be in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Queensland and Cancer Council Victoria in Australia.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Nursing Quality Study – Miss Anna DeCourcy (University of Greenwich – Health and Social Care). February 2011
    To improve patient experiences of care through investigating various ward attributes such as nursing. The intended use of this particular dataset will be to see what (if any) changes over time have been experienced as a result of the National Inpatient and Staff Surveys.
    Other surveys used: NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2007 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2004 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2003 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2006 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2006 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2005 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2008 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2007 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2005 NATIONAL SURVEYS OF NHS PATIENTS: CANCER; 1999-2000 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2009 MATERNITY SURVEY; 2007 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2008 NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE NATIONAL STAFF SURVEY; 2009 BCS Omnibus MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN; 1999 ACUTE TRUSTS: ADULT INPATIENTS SURVEY; 2010.
  • creative industries - PUSH area – Dr Caroline Chapain (University of Birmingham – Center for Urban and Regional Studies). December 2010
    Briefing on importance of the creative industries for the PUSH area (11 local authorities around Southampton/Portsmouth). Employment by occupation in the creative industries. Proportion and employment full-time versus part time. estimation of non-VAT activities.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Future impact of tobacco consumption on health care in England – Tim Marsh. November 2010
    To utilise GHS and GLS data to plot the future trends in tobacco consumption so that these can be utilised to predict the health impact of future trends in tobacco use and the costs of these trends to the health service for a Department of Health funded project. This is part of an ongoing modelling project for the Department of Health(England) to model the future impact of various risk factors obesity; smoking and alcohol on future burdens of disease using the method we developed for the Foresight Tackling Obesities program. We use cross sectional survey data to create cohort data in our micro simulation model to keep the model up to date we need the most recent data ie the General Lifestyle survey 2008. We use cross sectional survey data to create cohort data in our micro simulation model to keep the model up to date we need the most recent data ie the General Lifestyle survey 2008.
  • Research – Dr Jane Fielding (University of Surrey – Sociology). November 2010
    A supplement to my current unfunded research into flood risk awareness which uses Census data and flood maps. I also have access to the BMRB flood awareness surveys through the Environment Agency. It will be interesting to compare these results with that collected in the deposited dataset.
  • Low income communities in London vs. national survey populations in the UK – Dr Gemma Phillips (University of East London – Institute for Health and Human Development). October 2010
    Aim of the analysis is to compare the population of the Well London programme/trial (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713231/pdf/1471-2458-9-207.pdf), which is based in low income and disadvantaged communities in London, to nationally representative survey populations on key social and health characteristics and outcomes.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Modelling wealth taxes – Ms Kayte Lawton. October 2010
    This project is looking at the feasibility of constructing a model of wealth in the UK among different family types using existing data sources. If we find that there is sufficient data on wealth ownership and transfers in the WAS and/or other household surveys, the next stage of the project will involve constructing the model. In order to do this; we need to draw on existing datasets containing information about wealth ownership and transfers within different households.
    Other surveys used: HSE FRS ELSA HBAI EFS LFS.
  • An estimation of the proportion of children living with substance misusing parents – Dr Victoria Manning (King's College London – psychological medicine). September 2010
    In 2007/8 we undertook secondary analysis on several datasets in order to generate estimates of the number of children living with substance misusing parents in the UK. We would like to update these figures using the more recent datasets that are now available paying particular attention to infants this time.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Generational Accounts – James Sefton (Imperial College London – Imperial College Business School). August 2010
    To construct a set of allocation profiles for the calculation of generational accounts as of 2008. These profiles breakdown government transfers by age and gender. These accounts will be publically available.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Mental Health Profile for Greater Glasgow and Clyde – Dr Deborah Shipton. August 2010
    These data will contribute to a project which aims to gather information on mental health and its determinants; including crime; from a broad range of current sources to provide a comprehensive up-to-date understanding of adult mental health issues in the region. This will involve describing non-violent neighbourhood crime; perceptions of local crime; racial discrimination; partner abuse and neighbourhood violent crime in Glasgow and relevant administrative geographies. The project is supported by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
    Other surveys used: APS HSE SHES LFS SCS.
  • Patterns of marriage – Professor Alistair Munro (Royal Holloway; University of London – economics). July 2010
    Building up a background picture of patterns of marriage and living together in the UK. It is part of my ongoing research into economic models of the household.
  • Impact of disability on employment – Dr Victoria Wass (Cardiff University – cardiff business school). July 2010
    Purpose is to up-date previous study based on LFS 1998-2003 which estimates the employment effects of disability. Intention to compare results of UK LFS with LFS for Poland (PLFS) where treatment of disabled is quite different to the UK.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Head and Neck cancer trends analysis – Dr Gabriele Price. May 2010
    Smoking data from the GHS will be used to examine trends in incidence; mortality; and 1- and 5-year relative survival for head and neck cancer. Some of the subset of head and neck cancer are strongly related to smoking.
  • The role of community-level factors in determining vaccine uptake – Dr giles greene (Cardiff University – Dept of Primary Care and Public Health). April 2010
    The requested data will be matched up to vaccine uptake take provided by the HPA combining the geographical data from the UK census to examine the role of community-level factors such as variations in neighbourhood social capital to explain uptake of vaccines, in particular MMR. The research aims to establish a link between the individual's perceptions of their community and their health choices for their children.
    Other surveys used: BHPS HBAI WHS BCS70 UKHLS LIW.
  • Black Africans in Britain: Integration or segregation? – Dr Lavinia Mitton (University of Kent – SSPSSR). April 2010
    Quantatitive research on Black Africans in Britain involving exploring how useful secondary analysis of existing survey data is in accessing the diversity of Black Africans'experience of integration.
    Other surveys used: LFS SEH.
  • Living Apart Together – Ms Jane Roberts (University of Oxford – Social Studies). March 2010
    The data will be used to undertake exploratory analyses of relationships in general; and differences and differentials between marriage; cohabitation and LAT relationships in particular.
    Other surveys used: BSA.
  • Gender inequality in education – Dr Elina Kilpi-Jakonen (University of Oxford – Sociology). March 2010
    The data will be used for a project looking at gender inequalities in education. In particular; the universities statistical record data will be used to look at the gender balance of students in universities overall; in degrees obtained and in subject choices. The aim is to provide a longitudinal view of changes in these and explain these changes. GHS data is used to look at changing returns to education over time. Cohort studies are used to look at changing determinants of education (and the gender gap in education) over time.
    Other surveys used: FES BCS70.
  • Economic impacts of alcohol pricing policy options – Ms Priscillia Hunt. March 2010
    We are producing an economic analysis of policy options designed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol consumption. This study will answer questions regarding the impact that pricing policies will have on different types of consumers and producers and the overall health of the economy.
  • Health; Economic Conditions and Locality – Ms Sue Easton (University of Durham – Geography). January 2010
    The data will be explored for possible use in a comparative study between England and Sweden on health and economic conditions between 1990 and 2005. In the first instance the possibility of assigning anonymous codes at local authority level will be explored with ONS. The research involves constructing a time-series using different cross-sectional surveys.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • The role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics – Dr Thomas Suesse. January 2010
    I am working at the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology; University of Wollongong; with Profs. David Steel and Ray Chambers in a major ARC/ESRC Linkage International project on the role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics. You can find a brief description of the project here http://cssm.uow.edu.au/projects/index.html#The entitled "The role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics". We want to investigate several models that use households as explanatory variables for the covariances model. A better specified covariance model should lead to more efficient estimates of the mean-model (the mean of a response variable is also modeled in terms of explanatory variables). A standard approach would be a multi-level model that uses household as a level. We want to investigate more complex models that account for the heterogeneity of households. The BHPS; the general household survey and the Scottish household survey contain detailed information of the complete household and relationships among household members; which can be rarely found.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Gender geographiies of alcohol consumption in contemporary England – Dr Nicola Shelton (UCL – Department of Epidemiology and Public Health). January 2010
    Gender geographies of alcohol consumption in contemporary England. Socio-geographical analysis of the extent of alcohol consumption in England by region; gender; age group; number of units of alcohol and drink type.
    Other surveys used: HSE NICHS.
  • Optimal Labour Income Tax and Transfer Programs: Theory and Evidence for the UK – Mr Mike Brewer (Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – Direct Tax and Welfare Sector). December 2009
    The project is to apply recent theoretical developments in the theory of optimal tax to the UK. This project is part of several which are being coordinated by the IFS as part of the Mirrlees report; a large-scale project to mark the 30th anniversary of the Meade Report; and due to publish in 2008.
    Other surveys used: LFS FRS.
  • To inform government research about digital exclusion – Miss Hilary Anderson (Ofcom – S and MD). December 2009
    Research into understanding why people don't have broadband services and thus excluded from online government resources.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Exploring Data – Dr Liam Foster (University of Sheffield – Sociological Studies). December 2009
    I am interested in pension provision and gender in particular and want to look at what variables are available.
    Other surveys used: ELSA.
  • English Heritage Project – Mr Michael Gentry. December 2009
    Data will be used to examine the energy performance of Pre-1919 residential dwellings in the UK.
    Other surveys used: BHPS SEH EFS.
  • Ongoing research into the demographic; socio-demographic and personal correlates of tobacco smoking – Professor Martin Jarvis (UCL – epidemiology & public health). November 2009
    The GHS is the principal source of data on tobacco smoking behaviour for Great Britain. I have accessed and analysed the GHS data for all years since 1973 in order to study numerous aspects of smoking and its determinants. Interests include (1) calculation of smoking cessation rates in ever smokers (quit ratios) adjusted for pipe and cigar smoking in order to examine gender differences in smoking cessation; (2) study of cigarette smoking and cessation in relation to a variety of indicators of socio-economic status; (3) Use of cigarette brand choice as reported in the GHS to generate market share estimates and contribute to sales-weighted cigarette yields that are independent of tobacco industry sources; (4) comparison of smoking prevalence estimates from the GHS with those derived from the ONS Omnibus survey. I wish to continue these lines of research by accessing the 2007 and future data. HSE and ONS Omnibus surveys give complementary smoking data; but the GHS is the source of official GB prevalence data. I wish to add to existing time-series data that I have extracted from previous GHS data sets. The analyses I need to conduct cannot be done without access to the detailed data. Publication of research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals
    Other surveys used: HSE Omnibus IHS SHES ELSA.
  • VML Data Audit – Mr Jonathan Smetherham. November 2009
    To compare the ESDS data with that available in the VML. Specifically, this involves comparing what variables are in the VML version that are not available in the ESDS version.
  • Inequalities in smoking – Professor Kenneth Judge (University of Bath – School for health). November 2009
    Analysis of trends over time in smoking prevalence by different measures of socio-economic position to link to associated analysis of tobacco control policies as part of preparing for a critical review of the government's forthcoming tobacco control strategy.
  • All-Ireland Report on Tobacco & Health Inequalities – Dr Helen McAvoy. November 2009
    Statistical analysis on a number of datasets in Ireland and Northern Ireland is planned with a view to providing information on socio-economic patterns in smoking among adults and children, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups, the impact of poverty and social situation.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Monitoring poverty and social exclusion – Miss Anushree PAREKH. October 2009
    Analysis of trends in low income by various characteristics like family type, age, gender, ethnicity, work status etc. to form an annual report that is released in the public domain.
    Other surveys used: LFS FRS HBAI HSE BHPS NTS EFS SEH APS Omnibus BCS.
  • Early years' policy and health inequalities project – Mr Simon Orange (University of York – YHPHO). October 2009
    The project seeks to examine if and how policies in the early years are likely to contribute to reducing health inequalities, specifically around childhood accidents at home.
    Other surveys used: SEH.
  • Housing Statistics for benchmarking analysis confidential paper – Mr Graham Pearman (University of London School of Economics – Policy and Performance). October 2009
    Provide benchmark analysis for tenant satisfaction for local authorities (confidential paper). The analysis is intended to understand tenant satisfaction in different geographical areas for housing and local authority satisfaction.
    Other surveys used: BHPS SEH.
  • Pathways – Miss Louisa Arnold. October 2009
    The research project I am affiliated with analyses data from the British Cohort Studies (BCS70). My task is to link the BCS70 individual level data with regional data describing the econimic situation in the year 1986. This way we want to negotiate educational aspirations (BCS70)and local opportunities (regional labor market statistics)in adolescence and see how the latter influences the former.
  • Scottish Alcohol Model – Professor Petra Meier (University of Sheffield – ScHARR). September 2009
    We are modelling of the effect of alcohol policies on health; crime and employment outcomes in England and Scotland. For this we need detailed alcohol consumption data by age and gender; as well as datasets for harm estimation. Funding has been received from DH; Scottish Government; NICE and MRC.
    Other surveys used: SHES Omnibus ELSA FACS LSYPE BCS.
  • Estimating number of deaf/blind people in the UK – Dr Janet Robertson (Lancaster University – Division of Health Research). September 2009
    Using national datasources to estimate the prevalence of co-occurring vision and hearing impairments among children and adults in the UK. These datasources will include major national surveys and administrative data sets.
    Other surveys used: FRS HSE NTS SHES ELSA BHPS APS HBAI WHS LFS NICHS LIW MCS.
  • E-inclusion and QOL – Ms Jacqueline Damant (University of London School of Economics – Social Policy). September 2009
    To investigate the links over time between people in England, 65 years and older, who own a computer, use internet (e-inclusion) and their quality of life (Social networking, physical environment and emotional well-being).
  • Car Club Analysis – Mr Barry Mann. September 2009
    Fractional car use study of the Glasgow area, looking at best locations for deployment of car club vehicles as to maximise usage and in turn reduce number of cars on the road.
  • LFS UK data for dissertation – Miss Spriha Dutt (University of Southampton – Economics). September 2009
    I am doing my dissertation on "The Impact of Immigration on the UK Labour Market". My thesis is an extension to a previous study by Dr. Christian Dustmann and the LFS data is the main source of data for it. I have been able to access most information from the ONS site, but the data on the education levels of employed and unemployed natives and immigrants in UK is unavailable.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Smoking Prevalence – Mrs Kuiama Thompson. August 2009
    I would like to use the data to estimate smoking prevalence for different population groups in Salford. These estimates will be used to estimate expected stop-smoking service use if use were according to need.
  • Older People Self-Care Detail – Mr Richard Goldup. August 2009
    Wish to see the detail of Bridgwood's study about older people's capacity to carry out tasks only with assistance. It is potentially to be used to inform the estimate of need for preventative support services and is also part of a development of needs assessment model working with a range of local authorities.
  • Developing and evaluating policies to reduce tobacco use and harm in the UK – Dr Behrooz Tavakoly (University of Bath – School for Health). July 2009
    We play a major role in the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS) - one of five UK Public Health Centres established in 2008. UKCTCS is a strategic partnership of seven UK universities in England and Scotland (Nottingham; Bath; Birmingham; Edinburgh; Stirling; Queen Mary; UCL) involving leading tobacco control researchers from a range of disciplines. We plan to assess whether the tobacco advertising ban (the 2002 Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act) has changed cigarette brand preference amongst smokers. The hypothesis to be tested is that; as advertising is curtailed; smokers will increasingly turn to cheaper alternatives as the brand value of expensive brands declines. We plan to explore differences in existing and new smokers and to examine impacts by gender; age and social class.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Income and Health – Dr Sok Chul Hong. July 2009
    I am interested in the impact of income and medical technological improvement on individual health outcomes. In particular, I have looked into the topic for several key countries with different public health policy.
  • Rents among workers and non-workers – Professor Stephen McKay (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). July 2009
    Housing Benefit is used to support both low income workers and those not in paid work. The amounts paid under recent policies, reflect the average levels of local rents. However it seems possible that some of those in work are opting for lower quality accommodation than those not in work, which might (over time) reduce incentives to work. This project will examine the overlap in rent levels between workers and non-workers, with a particular focus on the private rented sector.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI.
  • Older people and long term conditions – Dr Yang Tian (Eastern Birmingham Primary Care Trust – Health and Wellbeing Parternship). July 2009
    Using the data for the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Birmingham supporting the city councils and the primary care trust for future planning. This will help in tackling inequalities in health and wellbeing in the population of Birmingham.
    Other surveys used: BSA HSE.
  • Time-series demographic trends – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). July 2009
    This research investigates changes in cross-sectional, longitudinal and geographic demographic trends over time. This research includes considerations of variations in fertility, health and migration by ethnic group and social class.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Profiling need for service modelling – Dr Stuart Booker. June 2009
    I intend to explore the data available within the General Household Survey 2000/2001 on informal care and the 2001/2002 survey on activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs). My intention is to explore whether the data would be useful in providing a Fife level profile (by 5-year age group and gender) of the need for social care and the pattern of informal care provision. This will be used to provide or validate a baseline for projections of future service demand for future social and health care in Fife.
  • Reviewing Childhood Hospital Admissions – Mr Paul Perrin. June 2009
    I am curious about misleading presentation of data relating to passive smoking. Figures presented in 1992 from various sources have been found to have been misrepresented and have been widely referenced in other works.
  • Career change by age – Dr Emma Parry (Cranfield University – School of Management). May 2009
    An analysis of the factors affecting careers and career changes by age and gender. The purpose of this project is to identify the barriers to older workers career transitions and career progression such as training, health, etc. and to look at differences in these by both age and gender.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS.
  • Financial Inclusion – Miss Clare Gore. May 2009
    To analyse the General Household Survey in order to find information related to or indicative of financial exclusion or inclusion. The information will be used in supporting the development of a financial inclusion strategy for Bolton Council.
  • Dynamic population model for the United Kingdom – Mr Guy Abel (University of Southampton – Centre for Population Change, Social Science). May 2009
    Working on developing a dynamic population model for the United Kingdom. Require data on birth rates of second generation migrant population.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics.
  • Tobacco Cessation Study – Dr Shiu Wong. April 2009
    The California Smokers Helpline provides smoking cessation services to the people living in the state, and does tobacco cessation research as well. We periodically compare population data from various countries to find trends in smoking cessation and search for effective and efficient ways of smoking cessation.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus.
  • Population Estimates – Mr Jeffrey Rohay. April 2009
    We will be producing distribution estimates of several demographic characteristics among the population of adult smokers with the purpose of weighting data from a marketing survey we are analysing. Our goal is to make the distribution of the demographic variables from our survey comparable to those seen among the entire population of smokers.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Living arrangements across the lifecourse – Professor Jane Falkingham (University of Southampton – School of Social Sciences). April 2009
    This research aims to examine living arrangements across the lifecourse and how these have changed across time and by birth cohort.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Buying habits – Dr Jon Moon. April 2009
    Research into the purchasing habits of households in the UK. In particular into the buying habits of women aged between 18 and 40 with respect to beauty products. The data is to be combined with information from other sources to create a rich picture of women's grooming habits.
  • Sleep research – Professor David Armstrong (King's College London – General Practice). April 2009
    Epidemiology of sleep; patterns over time; socio-demographic associations; reasons for sleep problems; patterns of management.
  • Organic markets project – Dr Allan Butler (University of Exeter – Politics). April 2009
    We wish to use the data for the highest education level in the GHS as a comparator for data collected on organic consumers as part of the project 'Analysis of socio-economic aspects of local and national organic farming markets'.
  • Description of trends in volunteering – Dr Laura Staetsky (University of Southampton – Social Statistics). April 2009
    The data are required for use within the framework of investigation launched by the new TSRC research centre. The purpose of the project is to investigate trends in volunteering at population level as well as individual propensity of volunteering as a function of various socio-demographic characteristics.
    Other surveys used: BHPS BSA.
  • Income and qualification – Mr Paul Bolton (House of Commons Library – Statistics). April 2009
    Update of earlier work from 'Welfare to Work - Will it redistribute income?' on income differentials by qualification level to look at potential cost of reducing to 1979 ratios.
  • The Health of the Irish in the UK – Mr Mark McGovern (University College Dublin – Economics). April 2009
    Data will be used to evaluate the health of Irish migrants to the UK, and tie their current circumstances back to their early life conditions. This project is being conducted as part of the Irish Abroad Study in the Geary Institute, UCD, Ireland.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS SHES.
  • Housing in older people – Miss Sarah Blake (Office for National Statistics – Centre for Demography). March 2009
    Updating data and analysis on housing in older people as part of the ageing and mortality unit at the office for national statistics. Also interested in different types of housing conditions.
    Other surveys used: SEH.
  • NHF tobacco modelling – Mr Tim Marsh. March 2009
    The National Heart Forum is being funded to construct a computer model of the likely health outcomes for the UK population over the next 20 years from the consumption of tobacco. This model will make use of many years of HSE data.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Background for Shelter research project – Mr Liam Reynolds. March 2009
    We need to profile low-average income private renters to help set weighting for a new survey we are carrying out on them. Also looking for insight into this group for general guidance on our project. Our work focusses on private renters and problems with debt and affordability.
    Other surveys used: SEH.
  • Cool Energy Market Research – Mr Kevin McWilliams. March 2009
    We are developing a solar-thermal combined heat and power system for residences, and wish to use this dataset to help us evaluate the suitability of our product for the UK market.
  • Comparison of smoking/quit rates, US vs. UK – Ms Martha White. March 2009
    We are preparing a paper comparing rates of cigarette smoking and quitting as a function of quitting methodologies promoted by local governments. Great Britain has promoted the use of nicotine replacement therapy; we are contrasting quit rates here with those in the state of California, which has funded telephone quit-smoking lines, and other states in the U.S., which have increased the cost of cigarettes via taxes.
  • Research on migrant integration – Dr Alessio Cangiano (University of Oxford – Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS)). March 2009
    The project aims to explore the impact of migration, integration and labour market policies on the outcomes of migrants in the UK labour market. Performance indicators of foreign nationals and foreign-born are analysed discussing possible influence of regulatory frameworks.
    Other surveys used: LFS APS.
  • Understanding London's labour market and population – Ms Lorna Spence (Greater London Authority – Data Management and Analysis Group). March 2009
    This is an ongoing project in the areas of demographic, labour market and social exclusion analysis. Data are regularly required to inform the development, implementation and monitoring of numerous GLA strategies. The key areas this project covers includes:: - London's demography - The level and nature of labour market participation in London - Profiling groups most at risk of income poverty - Profiling groups at risk of labour market exclusion - Examining factors associated with exclusion - Equalities and the labour market - Immigration and the labour market - Demographic and labour market trends The team also has a monitoring remit across key strategy areas, including: social inclusion (eg child poverty), planning, sustainability, health, economic development, equalities, refugee integration and housing.
    Other surveys used: LFS FRS APS EFS HSE BCS HBAI.
  • DAMES project research investigations – Dr Paul Lambert (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). February 2009
    DAMES (Data Management through e-Social Science, www.dames.org.uk) is a research project concerned with handling and manipulating social science data, such as variable operationalisations. The project includes numerous evaluations of data manipulation issues for secondary social surveys.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS HSE.
  • Social care analysis – Miss Meera Sookee (Department of Health – Department of Health). February 2009
    This data will be used as part of the Department of Health's wider policy analysis. This dataset is specifically for the social care analytical team's work on the analysis of social and community care.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Social Distribution of Lifestyle Risk Factors among Pregnant Women in the Health Survey for England: 2001-2006. – Mrs Andrew McCulloch (University of Hull – Faculty of Health and Social Care). January 2009
    Research has shown that health outcomes are influenced by socioeconomic position with poorer health outcomes among those individuals in lower socioeconomic groups. Differences in health outcomes have been found across the lifecourse and for a range of measures of socioeconomic position. Explanations have centred on either differences in the material resources available to different groups or differences in behavioural factors such as drinking, smoking, patterns of nutrition and exercise. In this project we use pooled data from the Health survey of England for the years 2001 - 2006 to examine the social distribution of lifestyle risk factors for adverse birth outcomes among women who are currently pregnant. Over this period there has been an increased recognition that during pregnancy changes in lifestyle behaviours such as alcohol consumption and smoking may improve birth outcomes with consequences for later health. We extend the previous research on smoking behaviour to other lifestyle risk factors, examine the extent to which risk factors cluster within individual women and how this is influenced by socioeconomic position.
    Other surveys used: HSE NFS EFS LFS.
  • DAMES – Professor Vernon Gayle (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). January 2009
    Data management in e-social science. The data will be used in initial analyses relating to the DAMES data management theme in education. http://www.dames.org.uk/
    Other surveys used: BHPS LSYPE.
  • DAMES – Professor Vernon Gayle (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). January 2009
    Data management in e-social science The data will be used in initial analyses relating to the DAMES data management theme in education. Those interested should think about contacting the project directly. The data will be used in initial analyses relating to the DAMES data management theme in education. Those interested should think about contacting the project directly. http://www.dames.org.uk/
    Other surveys used: APS BHPS WHS LSYPE.
  • Religious affiliation and social values – Dr Richard Gale (University of Birmingham – Sociology). December 2008
    This is preliminary research in the relationship between religious affiliation/practice and social values.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS BCS BHPS.
  • Alcohol Demand Elasticity Estimation – Mr Thomas McGregor. November 2008
    The data will be used to estimate demand elasticity's for Alcohol using an AIDS type specification.
    Other surveys used: APS NFS.
  • Gender preference among Asian immigrants in Canada, the UK and the US – Dr Diego Bassani. November 2008
    As a follow-up to our previous work that identified low female-to-male sex ratio in India we are going to analyze whether similar trends are observed among immigrants from South Asia in Canada, UK and US. Fewer girls than boys are born in India. Various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this low sex ratio. Our aim is to ascertain the contribution of prenatal sex determination and selective abortion as measured by previous birth sex by South Asians also in other countries, as has been observed in India. We will add nationals from other countries where low female-to-male sex ratios are observed as a consequence of policies instead of cultural pressure.
  • Alcohol-related research – Dr Rachel Seabrook. November 2008
    We aim to educate, preserve and protect the good health of the public by: * promoting the scientific understanding of beverage alcohol and the individual, societal and health consequences of its consumption; and by * promoting measures for the prevention of alcohol-related problems and to promote for the public benefit research into beverage alcohol and to publish the useful results. To this end, we aim to obtain all research and data relating to alcohol. The intended use is to compile a profile of young people's drinking in London, with trend data, for the London Assembly.
    Other surveys used: BCS HSE LSYPE.
  • Geography and Gender – Dr Donald Houston (University of Dundee – School of Social Sciences). November 2008
    This work uses secondary datasets to analyise the labour market, demographic and health context behind the rise in the number of women claiming incapacity benefits in the UK.
  • Ethnic group-related research: projections of population, health and care – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). October 2008
    This work is establishing baseline evidence to assess fertility differences between ethnic groups (using child : woman ratios), differences in health between ethnic groups, especially in relation to informal and institutional care.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Smoking prevalence – Mr Shaukat Ali (Oldbury and Smethwick Primary Care Trust – Public Health). October 2008
    I work for a Primary Care Trust and I wish to investigate smoking prevalence from the General Household Survey data.
  • Social mobility – Dr Vikki Boliver (University of Oxford – Sociology). October 2008
    This project makes use of data on the social class positions (SEGs) of three generations - that of NCDS respondents at age 33, that of respondents' parents when respondents were aged 16, and that of respondents' parents' parents - to examine the extent to which the social mobility chances of NCDS respondents differ according to whether they were born into a previously social mobile or social immobile family.
    Other surveys used: NCDS BCS70 BHPS.
  • Interethnic Unions in the EU – Raya Muttarak (University of Oxford – Sociology). September 2008
    This projects aims to conduct a cross-national analysis of interethnic partnerships in the European Union. The study focuses on partnerships between natives and immigrants because interethnic union has long been regarded as an indicator of integration. Focusing on the 27 member states of the EU, this research will explore two main themes: 1) trends and patterns of interethnic partnerships; and 2) socioeconomic well-being of offspring of interethnic unions. The study will focus on explaining similarities and dissimilarities in interethnic partnership patterns of different immigrant groups across 27 member states based on an empirical analysis of the EU Labour Force Survey.
    Other surveys used: MCS APS LSYPE LFS.
  • Detailed analysis of household spending – Mr Brian Stockdale. September 2008
    Using EFS data to supplement Government Tax model data (IGOTM). In depth analysis of spending by household type.
    Other surveys used: FES EFS.
  • Econometric and other analysis – Mr GIOVANNI RAZZU (University of London School of Economics – Social policy). August 2008
    Mostly econometric analysis to decompose poverty reduction into growth and inequality components following tradironal approached, e.g. world bank and ravalion. This could inform policy to address inequality. Need to look at different datasets to understand what equality information they contain, in terms of strands, e.g. gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age etc and various dimensions, such as health, education, income, social life etc.
    Other surveys used: FRS SEH NTS BSA FACS LFS APS BCS HBAI.
  • Demand and capacity of public sector services – Mr Harvey Dodgson (King's College London – Management, Social Science and Public Policy). July 2008
    I am producing a series of papers describing and quantifying the growth in demand for a range of public sector services between 1951 and 2001/7. These papers will also describe and quantify the rate of growth in the capacity to supply these services to meet the growing demand.
    Other surveys used: APS .
  • Effects of smoking on cancer – Dr Donald Maxwell Parkin (University of Oxford – CTSU, Department of Medicine). July 2008
    Statstics on prevalence of smoking in UK will be used to estimate the effects that changes in the last 3 decades will have had on time trends of several cancers. Likely changes in future rates of cancer need to take into account the fact that trends in smoking prevalece in the past may not comtinue into the future.
  • Obesity prevalence monitoring – Dr Tim Lobstein (Imperial College London – Int Assoc Study of Obesity). July 2008
    We are concerned with obesity policy and prevention, and collating data on trends in obesity levels, nutrition, diet and physical activity.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • A study on the working poor in U.K – Dr Masatoshi Murakami. July 2008
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the working poor in the U.K.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Smoking according to socioeconomic class – Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram. June 2008
    The data will be used to model impact on lung cancer incidence by different intervention for different socioeconomic groups on smoking.
  • Religion and urban restructuring – Dr Richard Gale (University of Birmingham – Sociology). June 2008
    This project extends previous research on religious discrimination by looking at how religious groups and organisations response to urban restructuring and economic liberalisation.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics LFS BSA.
  • Comparison of alcohol quantity frequency data with AUDIT – Dr Adenekan Oyefeso (University of St George's Hospital Medical School – Mental Health). June 2008
    Secondary analysis of this dataset will inform assessment of the need for alcohol services in Scotland.
  • Health Expectancies 2005 – Mrs Grace Edgar (Office for National Statistics – SEMARD). June 2008
    This data is used to calculate Health Expectancies for 2005. This has already been calculated by G Groom and Mike P Smith, my task is to check this data and calculations.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Obesity and mental wellbeing – Dr Stephen Morris (Brunel University – HERG). June 2008
    The aim is to delineate the relationship between obesity and mental wellbeing. Obesity will be measured using the BMI varibale in the HSE and mental wellbeing will be measured using GHQ-12 scores. The aim is to regress GHQ-12 scores at the individual level against individual BMI plus covariates.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Migration and Public Services – Mrs Maria Latorre (Institute for Public Policy Research – Migration, Equalities and Citizenship). June 2008
    This project aims to assess the impact of imigration in public services in the UK.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Academic research – Dr Nematollah Fazeli (University of School of Oriental and African Studies – Sociology and Anthropology). May 2008
    Working on Quality of life in Iran and using the data for comparing Iran and other countries.
    Other surveys used: .
  • Redistribution and Public Opinion – Dr Thomas Cusack. May 2008
    Continuing my project on changes in the labour market, inequality, and public preference for redistribution.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA FES.
  • Understanding health trends for performance ingredients – Dr Wayne Martindale (Sheffield Hallam University – Food Innovation Centre). May 2008
    Development of food products that provide and impact on health and performance in sport. The study extends to sports performance where specialist understanding of nutrition is required. Assessment of ingredient use.
    Other surveys used: HSE EFS BCS70.
  • Personal Accounts – Miss Bhaveshree Hirani (The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – Personal Accounts Delivery Authority). May 2008
    The dataset will be used to assist in the modelling of participation rates into personal accounts. The dataset will help produce estimates of scheme volumes, support other strands of work and adhoc analysis to support briefing etc. The dataset will also help identify the characteristics of individuals who are/aren't currently participating into a pension scheme; including those who are contributing into the pension scheme; detailed job level information to identify multiple jobs, and information on how often individuals move between jobs.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus FRS LFS BHPS ELSA.
  • Multiplication of risk – Miss Andrea Finney (University of Bristol – Geographical Sciences). May 2008
    To explore the extent to which different types of financial risk co-occur in individuals. 'Risk' in this context relates to the potential for economic loss both as a result of personal choices and decision and resuting from unavioldable charactersitics and events.
  • Childrens Wellbeing and Lone Parent Employment – Dr Susan Harkness (University of Bath – Social Policy). April 2008
    Look at the effect of lone parent employment and maternal mental health on a range of child mental health outcomes in 1999 and 2004.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS BHPS.
  • Intergenerational exchange in contemporary UK – Dr Tak Wing Chan (University of Oxford – Sociology). April 2008
    To describe the structure of the relationship between adult children and their non-coresident parents in contemporary UK. This includes studies of the exchange of practical support, contact and proximity between parents and children.
    Other surveys used: ELSA LSYPE.
  • Factor structure of the GHQ-12 – Mr Matthew Hankins (University of King's College London – Psychology (at Guy's)). April 2008
    Many studies have found the GHQ-12 to be a multidimensional measure rather than the unidimensional measure proposed. I believe the apparent 2- or 3- factor solution found in these studies (and confirmed in further studies) are artefacts of the wording of the 12 items of the questionnaire. I have demonstrated this in a dataset of 1300 women attending screening but a general population sample would be a useful confirmation of the hypothesis that the factor structure resulting from PCA is entirely artefactual, and the GHQ-12 is unidimensional.
    Other surveys used: HSE BHPS ELSA.
  • Sociological research – Professor Yaojun Li (University of Manchester – Institute for Social Change). April 2008
    Research on social mobility and social stratification, social and political capital, labour market postition especially concerning the minority ethnic groups in Britain, and comparative research between the UK and other countries such as the US, China.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE BHPS Household SAR APS LFS NCDS Omnibus.
  • Wage Inequaility in the UK and Germany – Dr Johannes Giesecke. March 2008
    This project aims at investigating the social structure of wage inequality in the UK and in Germany.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS.
  • Alcohol use – Dr Nicola Fear (University of King's College London – Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health). March 2008
    To make age and gender adjusted comparisons on alcohol usage with a cross-sectional survey of military personnel.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics HSE.
  • Precarious employment – Dr John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). March 2008
    Ways of defining and measuring precarious employment and interntional comparisons in its extent.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA Omnibus.
  • Housing and life chances – Ruth Lupton (University of Institute of Education – Educational Foundations and Policy Studies). February 2008
    An academic study of the relationship between housing and life chances.
  • Education projections – Mr Michael Barrow (University of Sussex – Economics). February 2008
    A project investigating participation in education post-16. I therefore need information about education and about contextual information influencing the decision to participate in post-compulsory education.
  • Developing a Meals on Wheels Partnership – Mr David Goswell (University of Bristol – Social Policy). February 2008
    Looking to gather data on usage of meals on wheels service to see if there are linkages to health needs, e.g. do those receiving meals on wheels have other health needs?
    Other surveys used: EFS HSE.
  • UG Dissertation – Dr Jane Fielding (University of Surrey – Sociology). February 2008
    Undergraduate dissertation investigating the value of higher education using father's social class and respondents social class in a social mobility study.
    Other surveys used: BCS BSA.
  • Population projections by ethnic group – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). February 2008
    Research project "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS SETTLE? ETHNIC GROUP POPULATION TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS FOR UK LOCAL AREAS". Various data sources will be used to indicate demographic behaviour by ethnic group.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Skills for security – Ms Rebecca Usher. February 2008
    To provide a profile of the uk demographics and workforce composition to compare with the security industry.
  • Mental Health and Employment – Mr Dominic Page (University of West of England – BBS). January 2008
    This study focuses on a key aspect of social participation, namely the employment status of the disabled community, and represents a contextual and exploratory exercise developing an historical and documentary analysis of the impact of legislation on enabling economic participation. It aims to address the following key aims: to historically investigate the income, employment and economic participation of the disabled community in the United Kingdom; to document the impact of legislative changes on the economic participation of disabled people; to critically evaluate the content of legislative change in the United Kingdom.
    Other surveys used: LFS BHPS.
  • Alcohol harm – Dr Nick Sheron (University of Southampton – Medicine). January 2008
    Analysis with regard to liver disease risk. This work is part of an ongoing series of studies examining increases in cirrhosis death rates.
  • Mrs Thatcher's Criminological Legacy – Dr Stephen Farrall (University of Sheffield – School of Law). January 2008
    The objective of this scoping project is to allow the applicants to assess the extent to which it would be possible to explore the social, economic and cultural impact of neo-conservative public policy on UK society, especially as these features relate to criminal justice policy. Since the 70s and 80s, the UK has invested in a number of on-going surveys. In addition to this, there are other, non-governmental surveys which exist which provide a basis for the assessment of the direction of changes in social attitudes and experiences over time. There are also a series of one-off surveys too. Taken collectively, what can these surveys tell us about the enduring impact on the UK's criminal justice system of the neo-conservative policies of the 1980s? A key objective of the scoping project is to think through ways of discerning the impact that politics have on the deep trends that drive social change.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS SEH FRS BCS SCS FES NIFES NCDS.
  • How to Construct Europa? Migrants in Germany and the UK – Wido Geis. January 2008
    We will compare the immigration to Germany and the UK in detail, especially regarding to education, family structures and job oppurtunities. The aim of the project is to see in how far Germany and the UK attract immigrants with different social or educational backgrounds and to explain why this is the case. This study shall be based on the German microcensus and the LFS.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Commissioning strategy – Mr Steve Moore. December 2007
    I shall use tenure/age data for older people to produce some inferences concerning the future prevalence of self funding clients in care and nursing homes for older people and how this has changed over time.
  • Deprivation and development – Professor Laurence Moseley (University of Glamorgan – SOCS-HESAS). December 2007
    An analysis of data in rural areas in England with a view to trying to uncover the barriers to, and stimulators of, economic progress.
    Other surveys used: APS WHS Omnibus HSE MCS.
  • Student volunteering – Dr Kirsten Holmes (University of Surrey – Management). November 2007
    To compare student volunteering rates across different countries. I am looking for volunteering rates within the general population.
  • Analysis of regional trends inphysical activity for the North East Physical Activity Data Mapping Project – Miss Gillian Bryant (University of Durham – NEPHO). November 2007
    The data will be used to map trends in the uptake of physical activity over time, between regions and age groups. Where possible, correlations with possible confounders such as ethnicity, deprivation, employment and health status may also be performed. This data will inform the NE physical activity data mapping report, which aims to document all available physical activity data sources within the NE to help establish the current evidence base and identify possible gaps for future research.
    Other surveys used: HSE NTS TimeUse.
  • Pseudo Panel Data - An Example – Mr Anil Kumar. November 2007
    I need data over a longer period to show examples of cohort analysis. I intend to later do a project at the ABS that involves pooling three cross-sectional surveys to undertake a cohort analysis of children's sports participation.
  • Alcohol use in the uk – Mr Robert Patton (University of King's College London – Addictions). October 2007
    We wish to explore the prevalance of hazardous, harmful and dependant drinking in the uk.
  • Health and labour force participation – Professor Mel Bartley (University of University College London – Epidemiology). October 2007
    This study examines the role of health in exit from the labour force in middle age. The hypothesis is that the same level of physical or mental disability will have different consequences for labour force exit in persons of different socio-economic level.
    Other surveys used: HSE ELSA.
  • Attitudes toward redistribution – Dr Thomas Cusack. October 2007
    The primary focus of this project is on the role of risks in the labour market and how such risks come to shape policy and partisan preferences.
    Other surveys used: BSA EFS LFS FRS.
  • Health and economic performance – Ms Yulia Kossykh. October 2007
    The dataset will be used to explore the relationships between (i) individuals' health and productivity and (ii) individuals' health and their decision to work.
    Other surveys used: BHPS APS.
  • Analysis of demographic and income distribution – Professor Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York – Social Policy and Social Work). October 2007
    I wish to use this dataset generally to inform my research and teaching. I am a student of family change, poverty and living standards and the well-being of children. These will be the main variables I will be interested in.
  • Econometric exercise in my module – Mr Takashi Shiono (University of York – Economics). September 2007
    Engel courve analysis, I'm especially interested in food. So, I also need some conditioning variable such as composition of household.
    Other surveys used: EFS YPSA.
  • Health expectancy – Dr Michael Smith (Office for National Statistics – SEMARD Office for National Statistics). September 2007
    Data will be used in the production, analysis and reporting of Healthy Life Expectancy (HLE) and Disability free LIFE Expectency (DfLE).
    Other surveys used: HSE NICHS SHES WHS.
  • Assessment of regularity of payment – Mr Edward Greggs. August 2007
    As part of a study we are currently working on, we are keen to understand how frequently workers in the United Kingdom are paid (i.e weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, etc.).
  • Ethno-religious inequalities in the labour market – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). August 2007
    This project will investigate the joint impact of ethnicity and religion on various labour market outcomes such as unemployment, economic inactivity, access to professional and managerial occupations. Different ethno-religious minority groups will be compared with the majority white/christian group using models which allow for differences in age, qualifications, whether born/educated in the UK or not, whether living in an area with high proportions of ethnic minorities or not and other relevant explanatory variables.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Education in Cornwall and IoS – Dr Caroline Hattam (University of Exeter – Marchmont SLIM). August 2007
    As part of an evaluation of Objective One ESF, we are investigating longitudinal datasets that may help identify changes in the socio-economic situation of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
    Other surveys used: LFS APS BCS BSA FRS SEH BHPS LSYPE.
  • Investigating usability of the GHS Time Series Dataset for Research Methods Teaching – Mr John Culbert (Glasgow Caledonian University – School of Law and Social Sciences). July 2007
    Research Methods teaching on undergraduate programme in Social Sciences and postgraduate modules.
  • Variations in social care provision – Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez (University of London School of Economics – PSSRU, LSE). July 2007
    The data will be used to relate levels of social care provision to levels of need. The research will use quantitative multivariate regression analysis at the local level, using data on social care provision, levels of need, local markt conditions, and local preferences.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics FRS ELSA.
  • Monitoring and understanding London's labour market – Dr Margarethe Theseira (Greater London Authority – GLA Economics). July 2007
    This project will analyse levels of labour market participation in London; identify those groups most at risk of exclusion and examine factors associated with exclusion. The project will also explore the general dynamics and characteristics of the London Labour market.
    Other surveys used: LFS APS TimeUse FRS EFS FES BHPS.
  • Workcare Package No 7 – Dr John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). July 2007
    Project on the relationship between employment and family in Europe.
    Other surveys used: MCS SSA.
  • National long-term conditions policy – Mr Roger Halliday (Department of Health – Department of Health). June 2007
    Provide an evidence base for national policy to improve health, care and well-being of people with long-term conditions.
    Other surveys used: HSE FRS LFS Omnibus.
  • Revising Exploring Data book and creating teaching datasets – Dr Jane Elliott (University of Institute of Education – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). June 2007
    I am in process of substantially revising Cathie Marsh's book 'Exploring Data' for Polity Press. Data is needed to provide examples in chapters but also to create specially designed teaching datasets.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Analysis of disability-free life expectancy – Dr Domenica Rasulo (Office for National Statistics – SHARD). June 2007
    Data will be analysed to investigate the disability free-life expectancy in England.
    Other surveys used: HSE ELSA.
  • Smoking behaviour and smoke intake – Professor Martin Jarvis (University of University College London – Epidemiology and Public health). June 2007
    My research aims to examine the association between smoking behaviour and smoke intake as indexed by cotinine in relation to factors such as socio-economic status, age, gender and product smoked. I do not have financial support from a funder for this work.
    Other surveys used: HSE Omnibus NCDS ELSA.
  • Disability and employment – Richard Berthoud (University of Essex – ISER). June 2007
    A programme of quantitative analysis of the employment disadvantage experienced by disabled people: 1. trends over time, 2. Longitudinal analysis 3. Comparison across Europe, 4. Effects on earnings.
  • Families with disabled children – Dr Lisa Buckner (University of Leeds – Sociology and Social Policy). May 2007
    Households containing children with limiting long-term illnesses will be indentified and these will be compared with families with children without LLTI in terms of household composition, economic activity of adults in household, carers in household and hours of caring. This will feed into the results of a project examining the services that carers access. As part of the research into carers and the services that they access (which is part of a larger national project Action for Carers in Employment) we are exploring the characteristics of carers and their families. There is evidence to suggest that families with a child with a disability are more likely to be single-parent families and also that carers experience difficulties balancing work and caring repsonsibilites, and when they do work, are more likely to work in particular sectors. The data will be used to explore the differences between households with adults with caring responsibilities and dependent children who have a limiting long-term illness (LLTI) and households with dependent children without a LLTI and no carers.
  • Effect of educational inequality on social mobility – Mr Reinhard Pollak. May 2007
    The dissertation project deals with the effect of changing educational inequality on trends in social mobility. A longitudinal approach is necessary to invesitgate the effect of educational degree and social origin on respondent's class position over the life-course in order to assess effects of declining educational inequality and counter-mobility.
    Other surveys used: NCDS BCS70.
  • Presence of intellectual disability in HIS – Ms Christine Linehan (University College Dublin – School of Psychology). May 2007
    Examination of European HIS for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (termed learning disability in UK).
    Other surveys used: HSE SHES.
  • Analysis of age at first childbearing – Professor PETER congdon (University of Queen Mary – Geography). April 2007
    Application of suitable hazard models (e.g. log-logistic) to analyze age at first maternity. Predictors used will include education, ethnicity, number of siblings in origin family and religion. Frailty effects will be modelled.
  • Research – Dr Mark Elliot (University of Manchester – CCSR). April 2007
    Research on linkage.
    Other surveys used: LFS HSE.
  • Social Impact of Road Pricing Schemes – Dr Kim Perren (Loughborough University – Centre for Research in Social Policy). March 2007
    Conducting a survey and writing a report for Shropshire County Council on the potential social impact of road pricing schemes.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS Omnibus.
  • Demographic Uncertainty – Dr Justin van de Ven (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Analysis). March 2007
    Analysis of the influence of female labour market opportunities on fertility.
    Other surveys used: EFS FRS LFS FES.
  • Reference – Mr Anuratha Vnekataraman (University of Warwick – Sociology). March 2007
    Research for study and acquiring knowledge in my studies pertaining to sick pay and it's ramifications on corporate policy.
  • Reference – Mr Anuratha Vnekataraman (University of Warwick – Sociology). March 2007
    Research for study and aquiring knowledge in my studies pertaining to sick pay and its ramifications on corporate policy.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus EFS SEH.
  • Research – Mrs Charlotte Kelly (University of Leeds – Institute for Transport). March 2007
    Research for project - I am wanting to look at the data to see whether there is a link between two variables.
    Other surveys used: LFS TimeUse APS FES NTS.
  • Teaching Datasets – Dr Terry Wassall (University of Leeds – Sociology and Social Policy). March 2007
    For teaching Undergraduate and Postgraduate students quantitative data analysis using large datasets, focussing on issues of inequality and social exclusion.
  • Research – Mr Julius Ayobami Olaogun (London Metropolitan University – Economics and Finance). February 2007
    The data is used only for research purpose only. The research intends to investigate different methods of estimating poverty and see what measurement effects have on poverty.
    Other surveys used: BSA TimeUse NICHS.
  • Impacts of tobacco advertising ban – Dr Anna Gilmore (University of LSHTM – PHP). February 2007
    To evaluate the impact of the tobacco advertising ban on cigarette brand preferences and identify implications for UK cigarette tax policy.
  • Further analysis of respondents aged 65 and over – Ms Eileen Goddard (Office for National Statistics – SVS). February 2007
    This is a follow-up study comparing GHS information for those aged 65 and over at the GHS interview who had died within 10 years of the 1994-5 survey with those who survived. (These respondents were flagged at the NHSCR as part of a follow-up study carried out in 1997.)
  • Demography, Politics and Old Age – Dr John Vincent (University of Exeter – Sociology). January 2007
    To provide empirical support of a paper I am writing based on a continuing interest in politics and old age.
    Other surveys used: NICHS FES BSA HSE LFS EFS BHPS.
  • BES 2001 survey data for training course – Mr Giulio Flore (National Centre for Social Research – SMU). January 2007
    Use of BES 2001 data to develop and deliver a training course commissioned to NatCen by a government department.
  • Working Paper on Alcohol Consumption – Mr Brian Dodgeon (University of Institute of Education – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). January 2007
    I'd like to use GHS and BHPS data (and possibly explore other resources?) to look at changing patterns of alcohol consumption since 1991, by sex, social class and other predictive factors.
    Other surveys used: BHPS NCDS.
  • GeNet project 5: WHIPP – Mr Jerome De Henau (Open University, The – Economics). January 2007
    We analyse the determinants and the distribution of intra-household financial inequalities in the UK, with a focus on tax-benefits. We need the BHPS to build an indicator of financial autonomy and analyse the dynamics within the household alongside usual socio-economic controls.
    Other surveys used: FRS TimeUse LFS Omnibus BHPS FACS ELSA.
  • National identity and everyday political understanding – Professor Susan Condor (Lancaster University – Psychology). January 2007
    I intend to use this data as part of an ongoing programme of research on national identity and everyday understandings of political events, structures and processes in England. In particular, I wish to use the BSAS data to provide background information against which to interpret my own qualitative interview studies, which are designed to achieve a depth understanding of the ways in which national identity and political events are understood in relatively small samples.
    Other surveys used: SSA BSA.
  • Lifestyle psychology research – Dr Katie Thirlaway (University of Cardiff – Psychology). December 2006
    This research is purely to inform my teaching and research.
  • Equalitec Recruitment of women into ITEC project – Dr Robert Busfield (University of Roehampton – Business and Social Sciences). December 2006
    The "Equalitec Recruitment of women into ITEC project" is a project examining how women are recruited and retained in the ITEC sector. The main method involves interviewing HR managers in relevant companines and the project aims to disseminate good practice throughout the industry in order to increase the proportion of women emoployed in ITECT careers. The research will also involve secondary analysis of labour force statistics in order to illustrate the current position of women in the ITEC sector.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA BCS Omnibus.
  • Social research methods – Miss Julie-Anne Darsley (Kingston University – Arts and social sciences). December 2006
    Data analysis for social research methods project, year 2, data will be used with spss for secondary analysis for literature review. For student purposes only.
  • Well being and life satisfaction amongst excluded groups in east london – Dr Martin Wall (University of East London – Institute of Health & Human Development). November 2006
    We are surveying groups drawn from communities in East London that do not feature in standard surveys and reports. These include refugees, older Bangladeshis, migrant workers. We are using the Eurobarometer data to compare their answers on satisfaction with life and well being with the ones in our survey and hence provide some sort of comparison.
  • Modelling Needs and Resources of Older People to 2030 – Professor Michael Murphy (University of London School of Economics – Social Policy). November 2006
    Key issues to be investigated include how trends in mortality and morbidity will evolve, and if the extra years of life will be lived in good health; the consequences of changes in family circumstances on the availability of informal sources of care and for older people's social participation; and older people's ability to meet care costs. The project will use simulation models to project up to 2030 the numbers, family circumstances, income, pensions, savings, disability and care needs (formal and informal), the key determinants of the resources and needs of older people.
    Other surveys used: ELSA BHPS.
  • Field of study and intergenerational social class mobility – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). November 2006
    This paper will examine to what extent intergenerational social class (im)mobility is the consequence of choices in education. These choices are predominantly examined by looking at social class differences in the level of educational attainment. However, recent research has argued that choices of fields of study should not be neglected in social mobility research for two reasons.
  • Estimating the costs of dementia – Dr Paul Mccrone (University of King's College London – Health Services Research, Institute of Psychiatry). November 2006
    We are conducting a study for the Alzheimer's Society to estimate the costs associated with dementia. Prevalence estimates have been made and the task now is to cost packages of care (GP contacts, hospital use, etc) used by people with dementia.
  • Study – Miss Rebecca Bailey-Green (Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology – Admin). November 2006
    I wish to use the data in my sociology coursework for my A-level in the subject. I wish to analyse the data for my private use.
  • Student projects – Professor Christine Liddell (University of Ulster – Psychology). November 2006
    To use the database for undergraduate dissertation training. Students will be trained to use the database, then will generate their own hypotheses bases on their relevant literature searches. They will go on to test them using the database and manual.
    Other surveys used: HSE BCS70 NCDS.
  • Teaching quantitative methods – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). November 2006
    Various datasets will be used as exemplars during the teaching of quantitative research methods to Masters and PhD students at the School of Geography, University of Leeds.
    Other surveys used: LFS BCS HSE SEH.
  • Population Health in the North West – Mr Tom Hennell (Department of Health – NW Public Health Team). October 2006
    The survey data will be analysed to examine regional, national, ethnicity and income trends in key health and social care risk factors - smoking, education, health status, alcohol consumption, disability and usage of health services - in particular, so as to set the context for local lifestyle surveys.
    Other surveys used: HSE LFS APS.
  • Alcohol and older people – Miss Laura Banks (University of Brighton – HSPRC). October 2006
    Data on alcohol consumption by age is required for an age concern/DAT project looking at alcohol misuse amongst older people, with a view to developing services in an area of Brighton and Hove.
    Other surveys used: HSE EFS.
  • Teaching purposes – Dr Alistair Geddes (University of Dundee – Geography). September 2006
    I intend using the data requested for a practical which forms part of Dundee University's Master's in Applied Population Geography. My intention is to have students enter and analyze the dataset using SPSS software.
  • Unfunded Obligation Measures for EU Countries – Dr Jagadeesh Gokhale. September 2006
    Exploration on construction of fiscal sustainability measures for EU countries. The data would be used to construct age-gender profiles of wealth holdings for estimating the incidence of capital taxes across the population.
    Other surveys used: APS BHPS.
  • Monitoring Public Health in West Kent 2006 – Mrs Helen Buttivant (Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust – Kent & Medway Health Informatics Service). July 2006
    Data on health and health behaviours will be used to provide analysis which informs and directs the planning of a variety of Public Health Initiatives across the Kent and Medway health economy.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Synthetic estimates – Mr Peter Scarborough (University of Oxford – Public Health). July 2006
    The data will be pooled and used to produce synthetic estimates of the prevalence of healthy lifestyle behaviour at ward and local authority level in England.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Early alcohol use – Dr Nick Sheron (University of Southampton – Medicine). July 2006
    Epidemiology of early alcohol use and subsequent development.
    Other surveys used: BCS70 NCDS.
  • Economic analysis and general equilibrium modelling – Dr Keshab R Bhattarai (University of Hull – Economics, Business School). July 2006
    Teaching for Economics 2nd and 3rd year and M.Sc. and PhD. students in the Business School of the University of Hull.
    Other surveys used: FES APS NTS LFS EFS BHPS.
  • Modelling and simulation for e-social science (Moses) – Dr Mark Birkin (University of Leeds – Geography). July 2006
    This project is concerned with building simulation and forecasting models of the UK population and its activities. To investigate policy applications of these procedures, particularly to health care and transport applications.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Trends in smoking prevalence – Dr John Kemm (NHS West Midlands – Public Health Observatory). June 2006
    Construct age specific rates for current smoking (heavy, medium, light) and ex smoker in order to model quit rates and starting rates. Previous published study has produced model based on data up to 1999 - now plan to extend this study.
  • Methodological Research on Analysis of Household Survey Data – Dr Robert Clark. May 2006
    Different methods of analysing household survey data will be compared, and new methods will be developed.
    Other surveys used: BSA HSE BHPS.
  • The Social Mobility of Black People: The Public/Private Sector Divide – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). May 2006
    The study is undertaken in the hopes of seeing whether black people enjoy better social mobility, measured by occupation, in the public or private sector and in which country they enjoy the most mobility. From the results I hope to draw conclusions as to the social, historical and other factors that have influenced the situation in each country, compare them and hopefully draw some policy recommendations.
    Other surveys used: LFS BSA BHPS.
  • Devolution and Decentralization in the NHS – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). May 2006
    Since Devolution the regional health policies of the NHS Scotland, England and Wales have diverged; resulting in different NHS structures. This paper aims to look at how differences in regional policy have impacted the centralization of services provided and in turn how this affects health outcomes.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Comparative analysis contraceptive choice UK & Russia – Dr Martin Wall (University of East London – Health and Bioscience). May 2006
    Using cross sectional surveys of Russian and UK women we hope to explain choice about child bearing and contraception as decisions based on the woman's social and economic circumstances. We hope our findings will help understand the patterns of fertility and epidemics of STIs in these countries.
  • Social Research Methods – Mr JM Roberts (South Bank University – SPS). April 2006
    Teaching exercise for undergraduate students.
    Other surveys used: BSA LFS NILFS BCS.
  • Scottish Survey Statistics – Dr Michael Rosie (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). April 2006
    Survey statistics on Scottish society
    Other surveys used: NILTS BSA LFS SHES Omnibus SEH.
  • Sociological Analysis – Dr Yaojun Li (University of Birmingham – Sociology). April 2006
    I am a lecturer teaching quantitative analysis and doing empirical analysis. I need data for both teaching and research purposes.
    Other surveys used: NICHS APS TimeUse LFS BSA.
  • Trends in and Transitions to Unpaid Caregiving – Dr Michael Hirst (University of York – Social Policy Research Unit). April 2006
    To extend earlier work examining caring relationships over time, and caring-related inequalities.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse BSA EFS ELSA BHPS.
  • Lecture series – Dr Ken Checinski (University of St George's Hospital Medical School – Mental Health). March 2006
    Postgraduate lecture series (MRCPsych), St George's,University of London.
  • MSc Research Methods – Mr Nick Foard (Nottingham Trent University – Graduate School). March 2006
    Data will be used for teaching purposes on a module entitled 'Advanced Data Analysis' on the MSc Research Methods at Nottingham Trent University.
    Other surveys used: BSA HSE Omnibus BHPS ELSA .
  • Synthetic estimates DPhil – Mr Peter Scarborough (University of Oxford – Public Health). February 2006
    The data I request will be used for my DPhil project, exploring the geographic and social variations of Coronary Heart Disease in England.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Understanding the Transformation of the Prospects of Place – Dr Eldin Fahmy (University of Bristol – School for Policy Studies). February 2006
    This project seeks to develop a longitudinally consistent approach to understanding the changing geography of poverty and affluence in Britain in the period 1968-2004. The research involves extensive quantitative analysis of large-scale surveys of poverty and wealth in Britain in order to derive synthetic models that can then be applied to census small area statistics for the purposes of geospatial analysis. These sources include a series of nationally representative poverty surveys conducted in 1968-9, 1981, 1990, and 1999, and Family Expenditure Survey data for the period 1968-2001.
    Other surveys used: FES EFS LFS FRS TimeUse APS BHPS BCS70 FACS ELSA .
  • Health and life-style among young adults in England – Dr Sabu Padmadas (University of Southampton – Social Statistics). January 2006
    To develop a proposal which in due course will be submitted to the ESRC for funding.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Reproductive Revolution – Dr John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). December 2005
    SHEFC basic research.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse.
  • Academic research into geography of social attitudes – Professor John Mohan (University of Southampton – Sociology and Social Policy). December 2005
    This is in connection with a project to investigate variations in attitudes to welfare services between places.
    Other surveys used: BSA SEH HSE BCS.
  • East Midlands Public Health Observatory – Dr David Jenner (Nottingham City PCT – East Midlands Public Health Observatory). November 2005
    Regional and sub-regional analysis of data from major national surveys to inform NHS and local partnership health improvement work.
  • Changing Demographic Behaviours – Professor Kathleen Kiernan (University of York – Social Policy and CASE). October 2005
    ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
    Other surveys used: MCS.
  • Home environment and respiratory health study – Dr Liesl Osman (University of Aberdeen – Medicine). September 2005
    EAGA
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Smoking Section – Miss Abigail Fox (KAI: Analysis). September 2005
    The smoking section of the data will be analysed for the purpose of deriving the average amount of cigarettes smoked.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus HSE.
  • Panel data application – Mr Raffaele Scuderi (University of London School of Economics – Economics). June 2005
    To apply a panel data analysis for a research of mine.
  • Drivers of patient satisfaction – Dr David Halsall (Department of Health – CAT). June 2005
    Analysis to better understand what patients are looking for in a "good" hospital service.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics.
  • Poverty and Debt – Mr Martin Weale (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – All). May 2005
    A study of the interrelationship between poverty and debt using data from the British Household Panel Survey.
    Other surveys used: EFS FRS LFS BHPS.
  • Disability needs analysis – Mrs Sara Panizza. May 2005
    The aim of the study is to develop detailed information on the needs of disabled people in Newham.
    Other surveys used: LFS HSE.
  • Health, Social and Economic Impact of Alcohol in Europe – Mr Ben Baumberg. May 2005
    Report into all aspects of alcohol in Europe, including economic (trade data etc.), social and health consequences and consumption trends.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Social Mobility and Home Ownership - A Risk Assessment – Miss Sandy Patel. April 2005
    The purpose of the study is four fold: 1 to explore the relationship between homeownership and both inter- and intra-generational social mobility 2 to highlight the risks that may weaken existing links between homeownership and social mobility 3 to identify other options to promote housing wealth 4 to place these risks and alternative options in the context of policy developments in housing and in creating sustainable communities.
    Other surveys used: YPSA BSA BCS70 NCDS BHPS.
  • Health service use by people with long-term conditions – Mr Roger Halliday (Department of Health). April 2005
    Policy analysis of the use made of different parts of the health service by people with different long-term conditions.
    Other surveys used: HSE LFS ELSA BHPS.
  • Consumption and labour in the UK – Dr Elizabeth Symons (University of Keele – Economics). March 2005
    I plan to investigate the dual labour market in the UK. This involves estimating regional prices, wages and employment status equations. A second strand of ongoing work is the effect of envrionmental taxes on consumers and the distributional impact across different types of consumer.
    Other surveys used: FES.
  • ONS Focus on Health Report – Ms Velda Osborne. March 2005
    Focus on Health is one of a series of reports to be published by ONS, both as a paper volume and on the NS web site. Data downloaded from the archive will be used to create tabulations etc not available in published survey reports.
    Other surveys used: HSE NICHS SHES NTS WHS EFS.
  • Education effects on occupational outcomes – Dr Herman van de Werfhorst. February 2005
    To study the effect of educational qualifications on various measures of occupational outcomes.
  • An analysis of migration in Britain – Mr Stephen Drinkwater (University of Surrey – Economics). February 2005
    To use large-scale survey datasets to conduct an analysis of migration patterns in Great Britain. The research will focus on the characteristics of migrants as well as changes in migration trends and the performance of migrants over time.
    Other surveys used: LFS.
  • Review of the Health and Economic Impact of the Regulation of Smoking in Public Places – Mrs Catherine Lisles (University of Glamorgan – SoCS). January 2005
    To look at changes in smoking prevalence over time, in order to help build a model of the effect of a ban on smoking in public places in Wales. Overall study funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.
  • Health and social care of older people – Ms Maria Evandrou (University of King's College London – Institute of Gerontolgy). December 2004
    This project continues previous work that examines the health and social care of older people over time.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • A Behavioural Microsimulation of Ethnic Disadvantage in Labour Markets – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). December 2004
    A project to build and test a synthetic behavioural simulation of labour market behaviour intended to cast light on the distinctively disadvantaged positions of different ethnic minorities. The statistical data is being used for the testing part in regard to patterns of social mobility.
  • Social and gender influences on tobacco use – Professor Martin Jarvis (University of University College London – Epidemiology and Public Health). December 2004
    Examination of patterns of smoking prevalence and cessation by age, measures of socio-economic position and sex, in order to test for differences by gender and by social influences. Estimation of sales-weighted average tar and nicotine yields using the GHS as the source for brand market share.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus HSE SHES BCS70 NCDS.
  • Social inequality and the body – Dr Nick Crossley (University of Manchester – Sociology). December 2004
    A project which will examine class, gender and age differences in relationship to various health-related activities.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse HSE.
  • Revising Exploring Data Book – Dr Jane Elliott (University of Institute of Education – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). November 2004
    Revision of Cathie Marsh's book 'Exploring Data' for publication as a second edition by Polity Press.
    Other surveys used: BCS.
  • The Relationship Between Sports Participation and Family/Household Type – Dr Paul Martin Downward (Loughborough University – Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy). October 2004
    This project will explore the patterns of participation in sport and leisure activities according to family type.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse.
  • Evaluating the Impact of 'Valuing People' – Professor Eric Emerson (Lancaster University – Institute for Health Research). March 2004
    To develop a comprehensive set of performance indicators that can be used to evaluate the impact of current health and social care policies for people with learning disabilities.
    Other surveys used: LFS Omnibus HSE TimeUse FRS BCS BHPS NCDS FACS MCS BCS70.
  • Industrial Performance, ICT INvestments and Workforce Skills – Mr John Forth (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Employment Studies Group). July 2002
    Analysis of the links between information and communications technology (ICT) investments, ICT skills and industrial performance in the UK economy.
    Other surveys used: LFS BCS70.
  • Social factors and gender differences in smoking. – Prof Martin Jarvis (University of University College London – Epidemiology and Public Health). December 2001
    Examination of patterns of smoking prevalence and cessation by age, measures of socio-economic position and sex, in order to test for differences by gender and by social influences. Estimation of sales-weighted average tar and nicotine yields using the GHS as the source for brand market share.
  • EUROMODupdate – Professor Holly Sutherland (University of Essex – ISER). 0000
    The objectives of the current project are to improve and extend EUROMODs usefulness as a tool for policy monitoring.
    Other surveys used: FRS.

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