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United Kingdom British Household Panel Survey 1999-2000


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1999 - 05/2000
Series or system 
United Kingdom - British Household Panel Survey
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The BHPS, also known as the Living in Britain Survey, was an annual, nationally representative, panel study. Data was collected through household and individual questionnaires, a self-completion questionnaire on opinions of various subjects, a proxy questionnaire for household members away from home, and a young persons questionnaire. Core modules, included in most years of the survey, were on topics of household demographics, housing, health, employment, income, household expenditures, finances, and values and opinions. Rotating core modules were included with less frequency and variable modules were used occasionally to collect information that does not change significantly from year to year. Wave 9 included expanded sections on employment and health. Also in this year expanded samples for Scotland and Wales were added to the survey. In 2009, the BHPS was subsumed into a new study called Understanding Society or the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS).