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Opinions and Lifestyle Survey user meeting

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Royal Statistical Society, Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX

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ESDS Government has organised this half-day Opinions and Lifestyle Survey user meeting, which will comprise a number of papers from users of the current ONS Opinions Survey and the General Lifestyle Survey. The user meeting will also provide users with valuable information from ONS on the content and methodology of the new Opinions and Lifestyle Survey that will be created in 2012 as a result of merging the ONS Opinions survey with some of the previous General Lifestyle Survey questions. For more information on this please see see the ONS website.


9.00 Coffee and registration

Chair: Vanessa Higgins, ESDS Government, University of Manchester


Overview of the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey
Sarah Howe, Office for National Statistics


Investigating subjective well-being on the Opinions Survey

Lucy Tinkler, Office for National Statistics

10..30 Resources for users
Sarah King-Hele, ESDS Government

Using the ONS Opinions Survey to describe trends and patterns in charitable giving

Joy Dobbs, National Council for Voluntary Organisations




Chair: Maureen O'Brien, Office for National Statistics


Has inequality in disability-free life expectancy increased during the first decade of the 21st century?
Andrew Yeap and Olugbenga Olatunde, Disability and Health Measurement, Office for National Statistics


Research on fertility and partnership using the General Household Survey, 1979-2007
M. Ní Bhrolcháin and É. Beaujouan, Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton


Factors associated with the use of long acting reversible contraceptives among young women in the UK (Opinions Survey)
Anthony Simiyu Wakhisi, Brunel University London

12.30 The impact of moving alcohol self-reported consumption data from the General Lifestyle Survey to the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey on alcohol research in the UK
Dr Yang Meng, Health Economics and Decision Science, University of Sheffield
12.50 Closing comments/discussion
13.00 End

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