Who is carrying out the study?
The study is being carried out by the National
Centre for Social Research on behalf of the Department
for Work and Pensions, Department for Children, Schools and Families (formerly known as Department for Education
and Skills), and Department for
Each of these departments employs researchers who use Families and
Children Study data to make sure policy makers are fully informed
of the details of what family life in Britain is really like.
In addition to these Government Departments, the data (and reports
from the study) are also made available to people in the wider community,
such as universities, so that additional research can be done.
In this way, the Government can ensure that the most is made of
all the data collected. It also means that people with a wide-range
of perspectives on British Society can offer their own interpretations
of the data.