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Life Opportunities Survey: wave 2, part 2 results

Wave 2 of a survey on how disabled and non-disabled people participate in society – an analysis of barriers faced by respondents.


Life opportunities survey: wave 2, part 2 results


The Life Opportunities Survey (LOS) is a large-scale longitudinal survey of disability in Great Britain. It is the first major social survey to explore disability in terms of the social barriers to participation that people in Great Britain experience. The survey was carried out for the Office for Disability Issues, part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Each wave of the survey spans 2 years and respondents in wave 2 have been followed up approximately 1 year after their initial interview.

Wave 1 took place between June 2009 and March 2011.

Wave 2 began in June 2010 and finished in March 2012.

The LOS wave 2 part 2 report covers the analysis of barriers faced by respondents.

The wave 2 part 1 report covers the analysis of respondents’ impairments.

Audio format

Listen to an executive summary of the survey.

Published 10 April 2014