Where is it? When is it? What is it like? What can we do with it?
Norman, P. (2017) BSPS/Leverhulme Trust seminar: A life course approach to neighbourhood effects UCL, London, 28 - 29 June 2017 [ONS LS]
“You're the Cheshire cat, aren't you?” “I was the Cheshire cat,” he replied with a slightly aggrieved air, “but they moved the county boundaries, so technically speaking I'm now the ‘Unitary Authority of Warrington Cat’, but it doesn't have the same ring to it.” (Fforde 2002: 164)
This presentation is a game of uneven halves: The first ‘half’ of this presentation will take small area data from the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 Censuses across GB and show how boundary definitions have changed over time and demonstrate how the geographies can be harmonised to contemporary areas (Super Output Areas and Datazones). This presentation will then show how area measures (e.g. deprivation) can be calculated in a comparable way and therefore how areas change their characteristics over time (e.g. become less deprived than other areas). The second ‘half’ of this presentation will show how similar information has previously been attached to individual records in the ONS Longitudinal Study for England & Wales. The changing deprivation experience of cohorts will be illustrated and this will help inform research questions which can be addressed using the cohort studies.
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Output from project: 0300332