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Who did the housework in Lockdown Britain, and what happened next?

New study finds we did become a little bit more egalitarian during Lockdown 1 but many women ended up doing more than their fair share again once restrictions eased

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Registration open for Insights 2022 - the latest evidence from Understanding Society data

How did the pandemic impact on children? Did furlough really help and protect jobs and livelihoods? What is the legacy of COVID 19 on mental health? Join a panel of experts to discuss the academic analysis of the latest data from our UK Household Longitudinal Study, Understanding Society, over three mornings in January.

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Helping charities and community groups assess how they can make a difference

Our online resources, developed by survey expert Dr Neli Demireva, are designed to guide charities and commmunity groups through the process of surveying their users to assess need in the local area or to find out how their support is helping them

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University Access - what happened during COVID-19 - the impact on the diversity of the 2020 undergraduate intake

Grade inflation led to a squeeze on clearing places which had a negative impact on access to university for Black and South Asian students

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How Education Fared during the First Wave of COVID-19 Lockdowns? International Evidence

Professor Birgitta Rabe presented our latest research findings to an audience of over 1,500 delegates from around the world at a joint seminar organised by OECD and the American Educational Research Association

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Understanding Society - Wave 11 data released

Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study run by a team of scientific experts at ISER, now covers the period from 2009 to 2020, and includes the harmonised British Household Panel Survey data from 1991.

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