The Age 32 Sweep involves:
- 60-minute survey – online or face to face (alternatives to ‘in-home’ interviews will be offered)
The survey covers the following broad themes:
- Family and relationships, and housing: including topics such as relationships with partners, children, other members of the household, and current accommodation.
- Employment and finances: including topics such as work, income, wealth (e.g., savings and debts, pensions, and housing) and financial literacy.
- Education: including topics such as academic and vocational qualifications, and education fees (receipt of student loans, scholarships, grants, or bursaries).
- Health and wellbeing, and working memory capacity: including topics such as physical health, mental health, health behaviours (exercise, diet, smoking, drinking, drugs), short-term memory and concentration.
- Identity and attitudes, and personality: including topics such as ethnic and national identity, sexual orientation and gender identity, social networks and support, social and political participation, attitudes and values, personality traits.
- Childhood circumstances and other live events: including topics such as childhood health and difficult events in childhood (parental separation or death, childhood abuse, financial difficulties), pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes, fertility treatment and pregnancy planning.
- Partner information: including education, employment and income.
- Seeking permission to link to information from routine administrative records (if not previously given).
- Seeking permission from cohabiting partners to link to routine administrative records.
- Seeking permission to collect a saliva sample for genetic research.
The Age 32 Sweep is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
A summary of the content of each of the elements is provided below.
Documents to Download (PDF):
Next Steps Age 32 Survey – Content Summary