Support #1276

Info on estranged young people

Added by Andrew O'Neil almost 4 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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I am trying to find out more information on young people (25 and under) who have been estranged from their parents. Primarily, I am trying to find an estimate for the number of estranged young people. Additionally, if there is any way to identify how many of these estranged young people might be students, that would prove a useful piece of secondary info.

From the list of questions, the ones I felt might help best answer this query was:
• Frequency of other contact with mother (Familynetworks_W9.Macon.)
• Frequency of seeing father (Familynetworks_W9.Pasee.)

I have signed up to the UK Data Service to try and extract the data however, I felt it was worth asking if the USoc team had ever attempted a similar piece of work or know of some research that may have used the USoc for this purpose?


Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 4 years ago

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Dear Andrew,

When using the questions you mention, please be aware that if a participant has both a biological and step/adoptive parent, the question refers to the one they have the most contact with. There are also w_masee and w_pasee which refer to seeing the parents in person.

A search of our website on "estranged" brings up three results, all about estranged fathers:

When searching for analysis that has used our data you may find more results using "UKHLS" or "Understanding Society" rather than "USoc".

You may find it useful to join our jiscmail list for discussing analysis. You can join by emailing

Best wishes,


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 year ago

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 month ago

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