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Longitudinal Study of Young People in England 2 – new waves available

Waves 2
and 3 of Longitudinal Study of Young People in England 2 (LSYPE2), also known
as Our Future, are now available from the UK Data Service. These can be treated
as cross-sectional surveys or used with the Wave 1 dataset, which has already
been released, to conduct longitudinal analyses.

datasets contain rich information about the lives of 14-16-year-olds, and
include the views of their parents. Topics include:

  • Economic and family
  • Involvement in and attitudes
    toward education
  • Young person’s choices,
    plans and aspirations
  • Relationships, health,
    behaviours and much more

addition, the data is linked to the National Pupil
items, allowing for analyses of Key Stage 2 attainment.

datasets are available to academic researchers at two different access levels: safeguarded and

  • Safeguarded-level survey
    data for LSYPE2 Waves 2 and 3
  • Controlled-level survey data
    for LSYPE2 Waves 2 and 3, including extra, more sensitive survey items
  • Controlled-level linked NPD
    data for individual KS2 results
  • Controlled-level imputed
    missing KS2 SAT data

and feedback

these files via the UK Data Service
. Supporting documentation is available with the files
to help you make the most of these datasets and the LSYPE2 team at the
Department for Education would be happy to answer any questions. They would
also be interested to hear about your plans to use LSYPE2 datasets. Please
contact them direct at: