Longitudinal studies track the same people throughout their lives, helping us understand how life in the UK is changing. CLOSER is enabling researchers worldwide to get the most out of these valuable studies.



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    20 January 2015

    New director for CLOSER

    News & opinion

    Alison Park has been appointed the new director for CLOSER, the consortium that aims to maximise the use, value and impact of the UK’s leading cohort and longitudinal studies. Alison, who...
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    9 January 2015

    Northern Irish peacebuilding did not reach areas most in need

    News & opinion: Finance & Money, Housing & environment

    €1bn funding from a European Union programme did not help those in the most deprived areas of the country, British Household Panel Survey data reveals.
  • Event / training: Education & skills, Employment & pensions, Family & social networks, Finance & Money, Health, Health & lifestyle, Housing & environment, Inequality, Mental health, Physical health, Social mobility


    Mary Ward House


    09:00 – 17:00

    This conference aims to showcase research using cohort data, covering a broad range of themes relating to the life course. It will provide a forum for researchers and academics to...
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    Higher education

    Evidence: Education & skills, Employment & pensions, Inequality, Social mobility

    Longitudinal studies have been used by researchers to explore a wide range of issues relating to higher education, including the value of having a degree and how family background affects the likelihood of going to university.


  • CLOSER  @CLOSER_UK  · Jan 29

    Had a great time at the #esrcphd conference in Cardiff!

  • CLOSER  @CLOSER_UK  · Jan 29

    Thanks for excellent questions and contributions! #esrcphd

  • CLOSER  @CLOSER_UK  · Jan 29

    Also it's difficult to set up surveys according to future research interests as difficult to predict! Legal highs, obesity #esrcphd

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