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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 >>


Intergenerational social mobility in Europe

In this guest post, Marii Paskov, Erzsébet Bukodi and Brian Nolan write about intergenerational social mobility: the socio-economic position occupied compared with the socio-economic position in which they were brought up. READ MORE >>


Cross-country variations in happiness

In our first ever guest blog, Marion Burkimsher writes about happiness levels across Europe, over the history of the ESS, based on a question about happiness asked in all seven rounds. READ MORE >>