British Household Panel Survey data
The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) is a department of the University of Essex and is core-funded by the University and the UK 's Economic and Social Research Council. It specialises in the production and analysis of longitudinal data - evidence which tracks changes in the lives of the same individuals over time.
The key advantage of longitudinal data over snapshot or 'single moment in time' information is that it allows researchers to analyse the dynamic links between individuals' life events, living and employment conditions, behaviour and values over the lifecycle.
ISER hosts the British Household Panel Survey, which is the data source for the Future Foundation trend forecasting consultancy.