This study by the University of Essex reveals a comprehensive snap shot of UK households. Starting in 2009, the year when Britain officially entered recession for the first time since 1991 and the Copenhagen climate summit ended in more questions than answers, the study offers an unprecedented insight into 40,000 UK households as they respond to regional, national and international change.
The publication offers a window into British society in the 21st century. With data on our working lives, relationships, health, finances and neighbourhoods this first volume gives an early taste of the social landscape of the UK as the country fell into the deepest recession for 60 years.
The research tells us a huge amount about the world around us. This high-quality study has looked at people of all ages and backgrounds and given us insights into health, wealth and happiness. The findings will inform not only individual life choices but also government policy, directing efforts towards those who need it most.
The report is available for download here.