|The UK LMUP in 2020|
Since the LMUP was developed there have been changes in family formation in the UK, in particular an increase in the number of same sex couples having children, solo mothers (women choosing motherhood without a partner, often using sperm donation), and other newer forms of parenting such as parenting partners. In summer 2019 we explored the LMUP question wording, using cognitive interviewing, in light of these trends. We aim to publish our findings. If you would like to know more at this stage, or have any questions, please contact us.
One recommendation that we wish to make public now is an extra response option to item 5 (“I chose to become pregnant without a partner”) to address the need of a suitable response option for solo mothers/parents. Please contact us for information about scoring and the preceding text to item 5.