Written evidence submitted by Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. TTR0149 [House of Commons. Education Committee. Teacher recruitment, training and retention inquiry]

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Parliamentary Paper

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July 11, 2023


Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, is a world-leading longitudinal survey of continuity and change in UK life. From an initial sample of around 40,000 households, the same people are invited to participate in annual surveys. Together with its predecessor, the British Household Panel Survey, the data now span 28 years. Understanding Society is based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. It is an important part of CLOSER, a partnership of leading social and biomedical longitudinal population studies in the UK (www.closer.ac.uk). Understanding Society is primarily funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, and has received funding from a number of government departments, devolved administrations and agencies. Anonymised data from the surveys are made available to registered researchers to use in their own research projects. We have identified research which uses Understanding Society data and is relevant to the committee’s questions on: 1) the main factors leading to difficulties recruiting and retaining teachers; 2) the most affected subjects; 3) the most affected area(s); 4) comparison with other professions.



- https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/121348/pdf/
- https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/121348/pdf/
- https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/121348/html/
- https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/121348/pdf/
- https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/121348/pdf/
- https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/121348/html/
- https://committees.parliament.uk/work/7357/teacher-recruitment-training-and-retention/



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