2. Climate change: attitudes and policy18:41Ting Liu, a social statistics PhD student at the University of Manchester, who is investigating attitudes toward climate change risk and carbon emissions, and Helena Bennett, Head of Climate Policy at the Green Alliance think tank, discuss what data can tell us about how we think about climate change, and what’s next for government policy?
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1. Housing, wealth and inheritance35:12Rory Coulter from University College London and David Sturrock from the Institute for Fiscal Studies join Catherne to talk about housing, wealth and inheritance – what does research tell us, and what does it mean for government policy?
9. Who answers panel surveys every time, and who doesn’t?08:50Nicole James, Survey Data Officer at Understanding Society, and a PhD Student in Survey Methodology at the Institute for Social and Economic Research says understanding survey attrition helps make sure our sample is representative. Her paper on the subject was published in the Survey Research Methods journal.
8. Flexible working12:46Cara Booker, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Essex, discusses flexible working, and what it might mean for how men and women share childcare and housework
7. How do we respond to government ‘stimulus payments’?09:08Insights is a podcast from Understanding Society, a study that captures life in the UK in the 21st century. Understanding Society is a longitudinal survey. Every year we ask each member of thousands of the same households across the UK about different aspects of their life. The Insights podcast explores how our data has been used, looking at what we found, what it tells us and what we can learn from it. This episode features Dr Paul Fisher, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Essex, and Associate Director of Understanding Society, talking about how governments can potentially boost the economy with stimulus payments.
6. The cost of living crisis31:41Understanding Society is a longitudinal survey. Every year we ask each member of 1000s of the same households across the UK about different aspects of their life. In each episode of this series, we're exploring how our data has been used in a key area. We'll look at what we found, what it tells us, and what we can learn from it. In this episode, we're looking at cost of living, who has been hit hardest? And what can government do about it? Here to discuss this are Hamish Low, the James Meade Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, and Rebecca McDonald, the chief economist of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which works to solve poverty in the UK.
5. Our physical environment32:36Understanding Society is a longitudinal survey. Every year we ask each member of thousands of the same households across the UK about different aspects of their lives. In each episode of this series, we're exploring how our data has been used in a key area. We'll look at what we found, what it tells us and what we can learn from it.In this episode, we're looking at how the physical environment in which you live can significantly affect your well being and in turn your life. Our guests are Dr. Sarah Knight from the University of York, Professor Brendan Burchell from Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Graham Duxbury, Chief Executive of Groundwork, a charity that seeks to empower communities through environmental action.