The Institute for Social and Economic Research will be hosting the
Understanding Society Research Conference 2013 from Wednesday 24 July to Friday 26 July 2013 at the University of Essex.
Understanding Society is a world leading study of the socio-economic circumstances and attitudes of 100,000 individuals in 35,000 British households.
Understanding Society is managed by the Institute for Social and Economic Research – home to leading academics in the field of socio-economic research, longitudinal studies and panel survey methodology – and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
The study allows for deeper analysis of a wide range of sections of the population as they respond to regional, national and international change. Understanding Society will greatly enhance our insight into the pathways that influence peoples longer term occupational trajectories; their health and well-being, their financial circumstances and personal relationships.
This conference provides an international forum for the exchange of research based
on longitudinal data. An important aim of the conference is to bring together people
from different disciplines. Papers may be based on any aspect of economics,
sociology, politics, social psychology, or research and survey methods.
There is no conference fee. Contributions towards travel and accommodation costs
will be available (only for those presenting papers, one contribution per paper
300 word abstracts of papers for presentation at the Conference should be
submitted by 15 March 2013.
We are not only keen to receive papers using Understanding Society and the British
Household Panel Survey (BHPS), but also the European Household Panel (ECHP),
the European Union Statistics of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and from
other UK and non-UK longitudinal studies, as well as comparative papers using the
major national panel surveys and the Cross National Equivalent File.