Panel presentation in China

Heather Laurie ISER Director Heather Laurie is the plenary speaker at a special event focused on longitudinal surveys in Beijing this week.

Challenges and Innovations in Longitudinal Studies is being held at Peking University. The event has been organised by the Institute of Social Science Survey at Peking University and the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

The conference marks the release of the first wave of data and annual report from Wave 1 of the new China Family Panel Study (CFPS)
called Chinese Family Dynamics 2011. The CFPS has a sample size of 16,000 households interviewing from age 10 upwards.

Heather’s visit to China comes at the same time as ISER’s Understanding Society survey publishes its first findings based on Wave 1 Year 1 data. As well as being ISER’s Director, Heather is a key member of the team behind the survey. She was survey manager of Understanding Society’s predecessor, the British Household Panel Survey and has been awarded the MBE for her services to social science.


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