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Social inequalities in health and their determinants

Tim Huijts of the University of York was part of the team who developed the Round 7 rotating module on health. In this article, he explains why it was important to measure self-reported health as part of the European Social Survey. READ MORE >>


Findings from the ESS: Immigration

In our latest article, Professor Anthony Heath and Lindsay Richards of the Centre for Social Investigation (University of Oxford) assess responses to our rotating module on immigration - fielded most recently in Round 7 (2014/15). READ MORE >>


Findings from the ESS: Family, work and wellbeing

In this post, Helen Russell (Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland) and Duncan Gallie (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK) compare survey responses on family, work and wellbeing fielded either side of the 2008 economic crisis. READ MORE >>


Findings from the ESS: Democracy

Dr. Mónica Ferrin of the University of Zurich reflects on the inclusion of the Round 6 (2012/13) rotating module: Europeans' understandings and evaluations of democracy. Ferrin was part of the team that designed the module. READ MORE >>


Measurement equivalence in comparative survey research

Diana Zavala-Rojas, a member of the European Social Survey Core Scientific Team based at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, has written about measurement equivalence in surveys. READ MORE >>


Reflections on QDET2

ESS Director, Dr. Rory Fitzgerald, attended QDET2 last month. Here, he reflects on some of the excellent papers presented at the conference and highlights some of the opportunities and challenges facing survey methodologists. READ MORE >>