Longitudinal data for ethnicity & migration research in the UK: Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study

19 Mar 2019

This session was jointly organised by Understanding Society and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies as part of the ESRC funded data resource’s collaborative webinar series, ESRC data resources: discovering data and how to use it.

Event details

Date 19 March 2019
Time 15:00 - 16:00 GMT


About the webinar

This webinar was for those who want to do research on ethnicity and migration related issues and are particularly interested in longitudinal analysis.

This webinar focused on two longitudinal surveys in UK, Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study, which are particularly suited for this purpose.

This webinar gave an overview of the two surveys and the special features that allow longitudinal research on ethnicity and migration issues and discussed some key research on these topics using these datasets.

The webinar series is the result of a collaboration between a number of ESRC-funded resource centres working together to promote the value and use of social science data. The collaboration is made up of several organisations including: CeLSIUS, NILS_RSU, SLS-DSU, CLOSER, Understanding Society, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), the UK Data Service, the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), and the three ESRC funded big data centres; the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLG) and Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC).

Event resources

Ethnicity and migration research using Understanding Society – Dr Alita Nandi, University of Essex

The Millennium Cohort Study and research on ethnicity – Prof Emla Fitzsimons, UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies

About the webinar series

This March, the ESRC’s funded data resources will run a series of collaborative webinars highlighting the wide range of data sources ready and waiting to be explored and utilised by researchers and academics. Split into four separate sessions, each focusing on a different research topic, the series aims to help novice as well as experienced data users discover new data sources that could aid their own investigations. The research topics to be featured are as follows:

  • Education
  • Journey to work
  • Ethnicity and migration
  • Obesity

Each hour long webinar will consist of 2-3 presentations from expert researchers, examples of how different data sources have been used in real research case studies, as well as time set aside for participants to pose questions and ask our presenters for advice.

At a glance

Tuesday 12 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Journey to work
Tuesday 19 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Ethnicity and migration
Wednesday 27 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Obesity
Tuesday 2 April, 15:00-16:00 GMT – Education


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