Life Styles and Patterns of Mobility in Hertfordshire Commuter Villages, 1964-1965


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner. This small data set includes research material collected from two related projects: 'The Brickendon Lane Estate Mobility Survey, 1965' and the 'Survey of the Wife in the Family, 1964-65'. These were both carried out as part of the activities of the University of Cambridge Extra-Mural Studies Department. The collection includes 30 brief interview notes and 3 completed questionnaires. They can be seen to represent Professor Pahl's initial enquiries into topics given fuller consideration in his later study: 'Managers and Their Wives'. This collection is not currently digitised and is available as a hard copy only. If you are interested in a project which involves the digitisation of this collection, please contact our Collections team at We'd be delighted to work with you in enhancing this collection.

This cross-sectional (one-time) study used face-to-face interviews with men and women living in Hertfordshire commuter villages. Data collected includes interview notes, questionnaires, and personal documents. Purposive selection/case studies sampling was used.

Metadata Access
Creator Pahl, R,
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 2018
Rights Ray Pahl,; These data are available from a service other than UK Data Service National Social Policy and Social Change Archive. Albert Sloman Library Special Collections, University of Essex. Access can be arranged in the Special Collections Room at the Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex. Further information is available from the Special Collections webpage (
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Language English
Resource Type Text
Discipline Social Sciences
Spatial Coverage Hertfordshire; England