ISER's research mainly covers the social, economic and health of people living in the UK, Europe and, in certain instances, in other parts of the world. Whilst the subject matter is broad, there are some overarching key themes.
Better understanding how our views and preferences are formed and change over time.
Examining the integration of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities and preferences into society.
Examining the role of parents, siblings, friends and the state in how children get on in life.
Examining existing and innovative methods to create and develop surveys and carry out robust research.
The changing face of the family, social networks and their effects.
Looking at the challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the UK.
Explaining the impacts of a changing and challenging job market, family finances, welfare reform and saving for retirement.
Developing a clearer picture of poverty and inequality, what leads people into it and the longer term impacts on their lives.
Providing evidence on our health and happiness through our lives.
The returns to social skills in the labour market and the implications for employment and wage distribution, how young people acquire skills, and the role of the family in influencing gender differences in behaviours and outcomes
Ethnic inequalities in education and the labour market, intergenerational mobility, use of transnational data sources to allow comparisons across borders
How inequalities in living standards, and between-gender and within-household inequalities, are changing, including the role of policy