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Transforming social policies: insights, ideas and challenges for mobilising data and evidence

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Publication date

Oct 2020

Summary

Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, is one of several large longitudinal studies in the UK that play a critical role in social scientific inquiry, policy and practice. Researchers and policymakers can use these data, which track the same people overtime, to understand how macro-social and economic changes interact with personal changes at micro-level. Causes and consequences of change can be examined for individuals, families, groups and communities – over time and space. The insights, ideas and challenges presented in this report are aimed at building a more effective interface between researchers and policymakers, enable the researcher community to think more strategically about generating impact, and apply knowledge and skills to stimulate transformational changes in social policy through collaborations.

Subjects

Social Sciences, Information Networks, Social Change, Households, Public Policy, Government, Research, Societies, Surveys, and Social Policy

Links

https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2020/10/16/transforming-social-policies-report-published


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