Kirby Swales
The recession has been a defining feature of UK society in the last half decade, and with an election in sight, politicians of all stripes are keen for their account to be the one that makes the history books. From the enduring nature of the recession, to the recovery, to a squeeze on living standards, the constant stream of economic data offers many narratives. But we need much more than purely economic data to truly grasp understand the impacts of the recession, and there’s no better data out there to do this than Understanding Society.

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Tags: underemployment, Understanding Society, inequality, intergenerational, longitudinal, methodology