A spate of news stories has claimed that March is one of the ‘deadliest’ months with more deaths occurring over the past five years than in most other months. But as Sarah Caul explains, those numbers don’t quite add up.Read more on Beware the Ides of March? ONS data reveals which month we are really most likely to die in.
Some recent ground-breaking work from ONS on topics including deaths of homeless people and the impact of migration has been the result of the new ONS centres for Public Policy Analysis. Here, Liz McKeown provides an update on the work of these centres and their achievements so far.Read more on Filling in the gaps: Introducing our new quarterly public policy analysis review
The death of a parent can have a profound impact on children which may be felt throughout their life. However, there are currently no official estimates of the number of children who are affected by bereavement. Nick Stripe explains how ONS is starting to fill the evidence gap.Read more on How many children experience the death of their mother?
From the time you start work to getting married and starting a family, how do today’s young people’s lives differ from their parents’ and grandparents’? Iain Bell discusses how ONS has been contributing more insights on the emerging generations, providing better data for policy makers to make the right decisions.Read more on The young ones: how do young people’s lives now differ from previous generations’?
Statisticians across the UK have been working together to help make housing and planning statistics more coherent and comparable. The…Read more on Taking stock of housing statistics