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Mon 24 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: The income satisfaction paradox among pensioners in Europe

Liisa-Maria Palomäki explores the paradox between higher financial satisfaction and lower income for pensioners in Europe, using data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC).

Mon 24 Sep 2018

ELSST Blog: CESSDA ELSST New Release 19 September 2018

Lorna Balkan We are pleased to announce the latest release of ELSST on 19 September 2018. Changes that have been made to the source language of ELSST since the last release in September 2017 include the following: 49 new concepts …

Thu 20 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: The impact of Brexit uncertainty on UK exports

Oliver Exton, one of our Data Impact Fellows, explores how uncertainty over Brexit is affecting firms which export.

Tue 18 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: Show Me the Data: research reproducibility in qualitative research

Louise Corti, Director of Collections Development and Data Publishing for the UK Data Service explores research reproducibility in qualitative research.

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: Working with a long-term illness – does employment status make a difference?

Across the developed world, a growing share of the population suffers from chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis or heart problems and that affects their ability to work. But how do the self-employed cope with such conditions, when compared with those in employment? Maria Fleischmann and Jenny Head discuss new researchwhich shows these differences in work status can make a major difference.

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: Social media use and young people’s mental health: ‘chicken and egg’ – or something else?

The connections between social media and young people's mental health are very much in the news. Professor Liz Twigg from the University of Portsmouth discusses some questions about this phenomenon and introduces her new research into the area.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: GGDOT Hacknights: exploring food, diet and sustainability

Have you ever wondered how your food choices affect the environment? Fancy exploring data on nutrition and greenhouse gas emissions and coming up with new ideas for changing food choices? Come along to the next GGDOT Hacknight in Manchester on Thursday 20th September.

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: Using data from the National Travel Survey to compare road travel deaths

Many people seem to think that cycling in this country is a particularly dangerous thing to do. They may not know that the UK has almost the lowest death rates for car drivers worldwide, so everything else is bound to be higher, as Jenny Mindell explores.

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: What does the Northern Ireland public think about the Armed Forces Covenant?

Dr Jana Ross, Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley and Professor Cherie Armour of the Northern Ireland Veterans’ Health and Wellbeing Study explore the public's attitudes toward the Armed Forces Covenant.

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Data Impact Blog: Being a Carer: A Sizeable Problem?

Millions of people combine work with caring responsibilities – looking after an older relative, a disabled child or a partner, for example. But what are the effects on the health of those who do this? Using data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) also known as Understanding Society, Rebecca Lacey and colleagues from the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL have found that younger women and those who juggle working and caring are at higher risk of being obese.