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Acquiring the Data

Data from the British Household Panel Study have been deposited in the UK Data Archive, from whom data access can be granted. Access for academic research is open and freely available, though researchers carrying out analysis of the data for private sector clients will be charged for access.

The Data Archive makes BHPS data available for direct download by registered users in SPSS, STATA and Tab-delimited formats, and other formats are available by special order.

Additional support is provided by Economic and Social Data Service Longitudinal which is operated jointly by the Data Archive and ISER. The BHPS access page contains links to further information and resources, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and to BHPS data sets, including subsets of BHPS data created within the NESSTAR system.

All use of the data is covered by the Data Archive’s standard conditions of access. These obligations include the deposit in the Data Archive of two copies of all publications arising from the use of the data. One of these copies will be held in the Institute’s Research Resources Unit, from whom a list of these publications can be obtained on request.