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A complex and fascinating portrait of a society suffering the effects of the deepest recession since the early 1990s and in which young people appear to have been hardest hit is revealed by new findings from the UK's largest longitudinal household survey Understanding Society.
Partners provide a vital source of positive emotional support for the vast majority of people in the UK.
People who have a long term debilitating physical illness demonstrate mental resilience according to Understanding Society, the worldâ€™s largest longitudinal household study.
A survey of households across the UK taken at the height of the recession in 2009 show 67 per cent of people in full-time work were living comfortably or doing allright and that unemployed people were broadly optimistic about their future prospects.
Young people in the UK are very satisfied with their lives with 70 per cent rating themselves as happy or very happy.
The first findings from the world's largest study of households are now published.
Whether you are married or cohabiting with your partner, the vast majority of couples in the UK are happy in their relationship.
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