Finances and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
The second output from this research project is a briefing paper investigating how job and financial insecurity is related to mental distress amongst employees across the UK, and the impact the UK government’s furlough scheme has had on this.
Exploring the relationship between economic security, furlough and mental distress
The first output of this research project is a briefing paper investigating how job and financial insecurity is related to mental distress amongst employees across the UK, and the impact the UK government’s furlough scheme has had on this.
Monitoring socioeconomic and mental health trajectories through the COVID-19 pandemic
This research investigates how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s mental health and financial situation, and how this differs among different groups of the UK population.
Scottish Social Attitudes 2019: Intra-household distribution of resources
Scottish Social Attitudes (SSA) has been measuring and tracking changes in people’s social, political and moral attitudes in Scotland since 1999.
The survey is a critical gauge of public opinion, and is used by the Government, journalists, opinion formers and academics.
Lifetime gifting: reliefs, exemptions and behaviours
This research aimed to understand gifting behaviours among the British population.
Research on the Sharing Economy
Find out who is participating in the Sharing Economy and making money by sharing, selling or renting goods and services online.
The Hidden Economy in Great Britain
From HMRC and NatCen: our research into the scale and nature of Great Britain's Hidden Economy.
Social and political attitudes of people on low incomes
People on low incomes have attitudes to politics broadly in line with the wider population, but feel less in control of their lives.
Family Resources Survey
The most recent report for the period 2018/19 was published in March 2020.
Understanding Society is an innovative world-leading study about 21st century UK life and how it is changing.