Longitudinal studies follow the lives of individuals over a long period of time, showing us how people are affected by changes in society. The ONS Longitudinal Study contains the census data and some life events data of approximately one million sample members, collected over 40 years. This service is free to the user.
What will the Census tell us about COVID-19?
CeLSIUS launches its new blog this week with an article from PI Nicola Shelton on what the Census 2021 will tell us about the COVID-19 pandemic.
CeLSIUS launches Linking our Lives Podcast
A new podcast showcasing research that uses the ONS Longitudinal Study (ONS LS) to look at some of the major social issues of the last 50 years launches this week. Linking our Lives: England and Wales since 1971 is produced and presented by former BBC journalist Chris Garrington on behalf of CeLSIUS.
In conversations of 20-25 minutes, researchers discuss how they are making use of the data, what they have found and what it means for policy, practice and society. Pthe podcast shows the impact of the ONS Longitudinal Study and provides insights into how others might tap into this fantastic resource.
In Episode 1 Chris discusses a new Index created by the CeLSIUS team to see how frunds from the Government's Stronger Towns Fund might have been allocated differentl and possibly more fairly.