Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography

Ann Berrington

Primary position:
Professor of Demography and Social Statistics

Background

The University of Southampton

Ann has an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Medical Demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton. She is currently a Professor of Demography and Social Statistics and jointly co-ordinates the Fertility Strand of the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC). She is the principle investigator (PI) for two CPC projects, one focusing on the Postponement and Recuperation of Fertility (see project webpage) and one focusing on Patterns of Leaving and Returning Home in the UK (see project webpage). She also undertakes research on living arrangements in mid-life (see, for example, Demey et al., 2011), civil partnerships (see, for example, Ross et al., 2011) and methods for longitudinal data analysis (see, for example, Smith et al., 2009 and Berrington et al., 2006).

Ann is PI on a new ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative project “Young Adulthood: aspirations and realities for living and learning in the 21st Century” assessing how young adults’ transitions to independent living and housing pathways have responded to recent social change: including the expansion of higher education, economic recession and the increased unaffordability of housing (see project webpage).

Previously funded projects for which Ann was PI include a two year project funded jointly by the Teenage Pregnancy Unit & Department of Health focusing on the “Outcomes of Young Parenthood, for mothers, fathers and children”. Findings from the project are available in the final report, journal articles (Borgoni et al 2012.) and S3RI working papers (Berrington et al. 2005) and Berrington et al. 2010).            

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Berrington, Ann and Pattaro, Serena (2014) Educational differences in fertility desires, intentions and behaviour: a life course perspective. Advances in Life Course Research, 1-18. (doi:10.1016/j.alcr.2013.12.003).
Borgoni, Riccardo, Smith, Peter W.F. and Berrington, Ann (2014) Simulating interventions in graphical chain models for longitudinal data. Quality & Quantity, 1-18. (doi:10.1007/s11135-014-0011-1).
Stone, Juliet, Berrington, Ann and Falkingham, Jane (2014) Gender, turning points, and boomerangs: returning home in young adulthood in Great Britain. Demography, 51, (1), 257-276. (doi:10.1007/s13524-013-0247-8).
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2014) Living alone and psychological well-being in mid-life: does partnership history matter? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , 68, (5), 403-410. (doi:10.1136/jech-2013-202932).
Waller, Lorraine, Berrington, Ann and Raymer, James (2014) New insights into the fertility patterns of recent Polish migrants in the United Kingdom. Journal of Population Research (In Press).
Dieter, Demey, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2013) Who is living alone in mid-life and why does it matter? Understanding Society News
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2013) Pathways into living alone in mid-life: diversity and policy implications. Advances in Life Course Research, 18, (3), 161-174. (doi:10.1016/j.alcr.2013.02.001).
Robards, James, Berrington, Ann and Hinde, Andrew (2013) Identifying biases arising from combining census and administrative data – the fertility of migrants in the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 4, (3), 258-267.
Nove, Andrea, Berrington, Ann and Matthews, Zoë (2012) The methodological challenges of attempting to compare the safety of home and hospital birth in terms of the risk of perinatal death. [in special issue: Place of Birth] Midwifery, 28, (5), 619-626. (doi:10.1016/j.midw.2012.07.009). (PMID:22951423).
Borgoni, Riccardo, Berrington, Ann M. and Smith, Peter W.F. (2012) Selecting and fitting graphical chain models to longitudinal data. Quality and Quantity, 46, (3), 715-738. (doi:10.1007/s11135-010-9407-8).
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2011) The changing demography of mid-life, from the 1980s to the 2000s. Population Trends, 145, (1), Autumn Issue, 16-34. (doi:10.1057/pt.2011.15). (PMID:21987011).
Ross, Helen, Gask, Karen and Berrington, Ann (2011) Civil partnership five years on. Population Trends, 145, (1), Autumn Issue, 172-202. (doi:10.1057/pt.2011.23). (PMID:21987019).
Stone, Juliet, Berrington, Ann and Falkingham, Jane (2011) The changing determinants of UK young adults’ living arrangements. Demographic Research, 25, (20), 629-666. (doi:10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.20).
Robards, James, Berrington, Ann and Hinde, Andrew (2011) Estimating fertility rates using the ONS Longitudinal Study - what difference does the inclusion of non-continually resident members make? Population Trends, 144, (1), Summer Issue, 33-47. (doi:10.1057/pt.2011.10). (PMID:21727922).
Stone, J., Berrington, A. and Falkingham, Jane (2011) Uncertainty and exploration: living arrangements when becoming an adult in the UK. Pre-print (Submitted).
Ní Bhrolcháin, Máire, Beaujouan, Éva and Berrington, Ann (2010) Stability and change in fertility intentions in Britain, 1991-2007. Population Trends, 141, (1), Autumn Issue, 13-35. (doi:10.1057/pt.2010.19). (PMID:20927027).
Borgoni, Riccardo, Smith, Peter W.F. and Berrington, Ann M. (2010) Simulating interventions in graphical chain models for longitudinal data. Pre-print (Submitted).
Borgoni, Riccardo, Smith, Peter W.F. and Berrington, Ann M. (2009) Handling the effect of non-response in graphical models for longitudinal data. Statistical Methods and Applications, 18, (1), 109-123. (doi:10.1007/s10260-008-0093-9).
Berrington, Ann, Stone, Juliet and Falkingham, Jane (2009) The changing living arrangements of young adults in the UK. Population Trends, 138, (1), Winter Issue, 27-37. (doi:10.1057/pt.2009.45). (PMID:20120249).
Nove, Andrea, Berrington, Ann and Matthews, Zoe (2008) Home births in the UK, 1955-2006. Population Trends, 133, Autumn Issue, 20-27. (PMID:18847065).
Berrington, Ann, Hu, Yongjian, Smith, Peter W. F. and Sturgis, Patrick (2008) A graphical chain model for reciprocal relationships between women's gender role attitudes and labour force participation. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 171, (1), 89-108. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-985X.2007.00510.x).
Berrington, Ann (2004) Perpetual postponers? Women's, men’s and couple’s fertility intentions and subsequent fertility behaviour. Population Trends, 117, Autumn Issue, 9-19. (PMID:15521417).
Stevenson, J., Berrington, A., Borgoni, R., Ingham, R. and ALSPAC Team, The (2004) The relationship between teenage motherhood and behaviour problems in children: direct or mediated effects?
Stevenson, J., Berrington, A., Borgoni, R. and Ingham, R. ALSPAC Team (2004) Why do children of teenage mothers have more accidents?
Berrington, Ann (2001) Entry into parenthood and the outcome of cohabiting partnerships in Britain. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 63, (1), 80-96. (doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.00080.x).
Berrington, Ann and Diamond, Ian (2000) Marriage or cohabitation: A competing risks analysis of the first-partnership formation among the 1958 birth cohort. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, 163, (2), 127-151. (doi:10.1111/1467-985X.00162).
Jefferies, Julie, Berrington, Ann and Diamond, Ian (2000) Childbearing following marital dissolution in Britain. European Journal of Population, 16, (3), 193-210. (doi:10.1023/A:1026529300659).
Berrington, Ann and Diamond, Ian (1999) Marital dissolution among the 1958 British birth cohort: The role of cohabitation. Population Studies, 53, (1), 19-38. (doi:10.1080/00324720308066).
Smith, Peter W.F., McDonald, John W., Forster, Jonathan J. and Berrington, Ann M. (1996) Monte Carlo exact methods used for analysing interethnic unions in Great Britain. Applied Statistics, 45, (2), 191-202.

Book Section

Berrington, Ann M. and Stone, Juliet (2014) Young adults' transitions to residential independence in Britain: the role of social and housing policy. In, Antonucci, Lorenzo, Hamilton, Myra and Roberts, Steven (eds.) Young People and Social Policy in Europe: Dealing with Risk, Inequality and Precarity in Times of Crisis. Basingstoke, GB, Palgrave Macmillan. (In Press).
Smith, P.W.F., Berrington, A. and Sturgis, P. (2009) A comparison of graphical models and structural equation models for the analysis of longitudinal survey data. In, Lynn, P. (ed.) Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys. Chichester, UK, Wiley, 381-392.
Berrington, A. (2002) Exploring reciprocal relationships between family attitudes and entry into parenthood: evidence from the British household panel study. In, Lesthaeghe, R. (ed.) Meaning and Choice: Value Orientations and Life Course Transitions. The Hague, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI/CBGS), 307-335.
Berrington, A. (2001) Transitions to adulthood in Britain. In, Corijn, M. and Klizing, Erik (eds.) Transitions to Adulthood in Europe. Dordrecht, Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 67-102. (European Studies of Population 10).
Clarke, L. and Berrington, A. (1999) Socio-demographic predictors of divorce. In, Simons, J. (ed.) High Divorce Rates : The State of the Evidence on Reasons and Remedies: Reviews of the Evidence on the Causes of Marital Breakdown and the Effectiveness of Policies and Services Intended to Reduce its Incidence. London, UK, Lord Chancellor's Department. (Lord Chancellor's Department Research Series, 1 2/99).
Berrington, A. (1996) Marriage patterns and inter-ethnic unions. In, Coleman, D. and Salt, J. (eds.) Ethnicity in the 1991 Census, Volume One: Demographic Characteristics of the Ethnic Minority Populations. London, UK, HMSO, Office for National Statistics, 178-212.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hosegood, Victoria, Meija-Pailles, G. and Berrington, Ann (2014) Factors associated with completeness of parental survival data in South Africa: lessons from longitudinal surveillance. In, British Society for Population Studies, Winchester, GB, 08 - 10 Sep 2014.
Hosegood, Victoria, Meija-Pailles, G. and Berrington, Ann (2014) Children's experiences of family dispersal in rural South Africa: the influence of union stability and migration of parents. In, British Society for Population Studies, Winchester, GB, 08 - 10 Sep 2014.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2014) The determinants of repartnering in mid-life in the United Kingdom. At Family and Population Studies (FaPOS) Seminar, Leuven, Belgium, 25 Aug 2014.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2014) The determinants of repartnering in mid-life in the United Kingdom. In, European Population Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 25 - 28 Jun 2014.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2014) De determinanten van herpartneren op middelbare leeftijd. In, Dag van de Sociologie, Antwerpen, Belgium, 28 May 2014.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2013) Living alone, partnership history and psychological well-being in mid-life. In, Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference, Amsterdam, NL, 23 - 25 Sep 2013.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2013) Living alone, partnership history and psychological well-being in mid-life. At British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) Annual Conference, Swansea, GB, 09 - 11 Sep 2013.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2013) Living alone and psychological health in mid-life: The role of partnership history and parenthood status. In, XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, South Korea, 26 - 31 Aug 2013.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2013) Living alone and psychological well-being in late mid-life: does partnership history matter? In, Understanding Society Research Conference 2013, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, GB, 24 - 26 Jul 2013. 20pp.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2012) Changing living arrangements in mid-life and their implications for policy. At Office for National Statistics (ONS) Seminar Series, Titchfield, United Kingdom, 10 Dec 2012.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2012) Living alone in mid-life: diversity and change. In, British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) Annual Conference, Nottingham, GB, 10 - 12 Sep 2012.
Robards, James, Berrington, Ann and Hinde, Andrew (2012) Estimating the fertility of recent migrants to England and Wales (1991-2001) – is there an elevated level of fertility after migration? At European Population Conference 2012, Stockholm, SE, 13 - 16 Jun 2012.
Falkingham, Jane, Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann and Evandrou, Maria (2012) The demography of living alone in mid-life: a typology of solo-living in the United Kingdom. In, European Population Conference, Stockholm, SE, 13 - 16 Jun 2012. 18pp.
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2011) The changing demography of mid-life, from the 1980s to the 2000s. In, BSPS Conference 2011, York, GB, 07 - 09 Sep 2011.
Borgoni, R. and Berrington, A. (2004) A tree based procedure for multivariate imputation. In, XLII Conference of the Italian Statistical Society, Bari, Italy, 09 - 11 Jun 2004.
Borgoni, R., Berrington, A. and Smith, P.W.F. (2003) Handling the effect of non-response in graphical models for longitudinal data. In, SCO 2003 Conference: Complex Models and Computer Intensive Methods for Estimation and Forecasting, Treviso, Italy, 04 - 06 Sep 2003. , 81-86.

Monograph

Berrington, Ann, Tammes, Peter and Roberts, Steven , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2014) Economic precariousness and living in the parental home in the UK. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 58pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series, 55).
Berrington, Ann , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2014) The changing demography of lone parenthood in the UK. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 32pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series, 48).
Beaujouan, Eva, Berrington, Ann, Lyons-Amos, Mark and Ni Bhrolchain, Máire , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2014) User guide to the Centre for Population Change GHS database 1979-2009. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 227pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series, 47).
Berrington, Ann and Stone, Juliet (2013) Outlining a future research agenda for studies of young adults’ transitions to residential independence. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 25pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series 38).
Berrington, Ann, Stone, Juliet and Falkingham, Jane (2013) The impact of parental characteristics and contextual effects on returns to the parental home in Britain. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 25pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper Series 29).
Waller, Lorraine, Berrington, Ann and Raymer, James , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2012) Understanding recent migrant fertility in the United Kingdom. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 30pp. (Centre for Population Change Working Paper 27).
Stone, Juliet, Berrington, Ann and Falkingham, Jane , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2012) The changing living arrangements of young adults in the UK. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 4pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Briefing Papers 7).
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane (2012) Changing experiences of mid-life. , UK Data Service (UK Data Service Case Study).
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria, Falkingham, Jane and McGowan, Teresa (2011) How has mid-life changed in Britain since the 1980s? Southampton, GB, ESRC Research Centre for Population Change (CPC), 4pp. (CPC Briefing Paper, 2).
Demey, Dieter, Berrington, Ann, Evandrou, Maria and Falkingham, Jane , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2011) How has mid-life changed in Britain since the 1980s? Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 4pp. (ESRC Centre for Population Change Briefing Papers 2).
Berrington, Ann, Beaujouan, Eva, Lyons-Amos, Mark and Ni Bhrolchain, Máire (2011) Evaluation of the partnership histories in the Centre for Population Change GHS time series dataset. Southampton, GB, ESRC Centre for Population Change, 43pp. (Centre for Population Change Working Paper, 12).
Berrington, A., Borgoni, R., Smith, P.W.F., Ingham, R. and Stevenson, J. (2010) Life course determinants of poor psychosocial health in adulthood: young motherhood as a mediating pathway. Southampton, GB (S3RI Working Papers Applications and Policy, A10/03).
Berrington, Ann, Stone, Juliet and Falkingham, Jane (2010) How far have transitions to adulthood changed in the last decade? Evidence from the United Kingdom Labour Force Survey. , UK, ESRC Centre for Population Change (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper, 5).
Berrington, Ann, Smith, Peter W.F. and Sturgis, Patrick (2006) An overview of methods for the analysis of panel data. Southampton, UK, National Centre for Research Methods, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton, 57pp. (NCRM Methods Review Papers, (NCRM/007) ).
Berrington, Ann, Hu, Yongjian, Ramirez-Ducoing, Karla and Smith, Peter (2005) Multilevel modelling of repeated ordinal measures: an application to attitudes to divorce. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 24pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, (A05/10) ).
Berrington, Ann M., Cobos Hernandez, M. Isabel, Ingham, Roger and Stevenson, Jim (2005) Antecedents and outcomes of young fatherhood: longitudinal evidence from the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 60pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, (A05/09) ).
Berrington, Ann, Diamond, Ian, Ingham, Roger, Stevenson, Jim, Borgoni, Riccardo, Cobos Hernández, M. Isabel and Smith, Peter W.F. (2005) Consequences of teenage parenthood: pathways which minimise the long term negative impacts of teenage childbearing. UK, Department of Health, 50pp.
Berrington, Ann (2004) Perpetual Postponers? Women’s, Men’s and Couples’ Fertility Intentions and Subsequent Fertility Behaviour. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 28pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, (A04/09) ).
Borgoni, Riccardo, Berrington, Ann M. and Smith, Peter W. F. (2004) Selecting and fitting graphical chain models to longitudinal data. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 33pp. (S3RI Methodology Working Papers, (M04/05) ).
Berrington, Ann (2003) Change and continuity in family formation among young adults in Britain. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 36pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, (A03/04) ).
 

Research

Research Interests

Ann's primary areas of research relate to the analysis of the life course using longitudinal methods: cohabitation, marriage and divorce in developed countries; transitions to adulthood in Britain and Europe; timing of parenthood - teenage parenthood and older childbearing in the UK; modelling relationships between attitudes and demographic behaviour using longitudinal repeated measures data; methods for dealing with attrition and item non-response in longitudinal surveys.

Research projects

Postponement and recuperation

Outcomes of teenage parenthood for mothers, fathers and children

Household formation and dissolution across the life course

Leaving home and living arrangements of young adults

Family attitudes and demographic behaviour

Gender role attitudes and labour force participation

Understanding social change in attitudes to cohabitation, divorce and sexual morality

Contact

Professor Ann Berrington
Social Statistics & Demography
Social Sciences
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Room Number: 58/4027

Telephone: (023) 8059 4549
Email: A.Berrington@soton.ac.uk