In 2019, we undertook the seventh wave of the Our Lives survey. Aged 25/26 at the time, participants answered questions on their work and study, relationships and housing, as well as social values and overall well-being. For the first time, the cohort also completed a new survey module examining different aspects of their relationships with their parents during young adulthood.
In total, we received 2,046 completed surveys, including 1,932 completions from the main longitudinal cohort, and another 114 completions from new respondents who were eligible to join the cohort in Wave 1 but were unable to be recruited at that time. We are grateful to the Our Lives study participants for their high levels of participation in the latest survey. Among the main cohort, there was an attrition rate of only 5 per cent from the previous wave in 2017 – an outstanding result given the major changes experienced by the cohort across this two year period, which can make it harder to stay in touch.