Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Life gets under your skin

This booklet demonstrates how social policy related to family life, education, employment and welfare can have beneficial effects for the overall health of individuals. It also shows how multi-disciplinary, longitudinal research can deliver findings valuable to the individual, society and the economy.

This  plain English guide to ICLS research, was launched as  part of the ESRC 2012 Festival of Social Science.


Life gets under your skin cover


1. A good start in life

2. Family life

3. A period of crucial changes: Adolescence
4. Work, worklessness and well-being

5. Social relationships and psychological well-being

6. Up the hill, but not over it: 21st century Ageing
7. Childhood stress and adult health

8. Conclusion and Feedback

9. Contributors