Publications & reports
ADR UK Conference 2023: Poster presentations
The ADR UK Conference took place in Birmingham in November 2023. On Wednesday 15 November, the celebratory evening reception showcased a range of poster presentations. To find out more about the topics that were discussed, explore some of the posters from the evening.
Data Insight: Exporting, importing and Northern Ireland firm performance: Which pathway to internationalisation?
This Data Insight seeks to further explore firm-level characteristics underlying these wider trends. Using BDR data we offer both a descriptive analysis and a series of regressions to detail Northern Ireland’s export and import performance by markets, business size, sector and sub-regional geography. The analysis also explores questions such as which firms are more or less likely to be exporters, importers, or both, and the characteristics of businesses by the intensity of their exporting performance. The relationships between exporting and productivity and exporting and wages are also analysed.
Differences between estimates of Welsh language ability in Census 2021 and household surveys
This report, produced by ADR Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government and the Office for National Statistics (ONS), explores the differences between estimates of Welsh language ability reported in Census 2021 and the Labour Force Survey.
Data Insight: Characteristics of exporting firms in Northern Ireland
This project uses novel datasets and input-output (IO) modelling to investigate the differences between exporting and non-exporting firms in Northern Ireland, and to understand the scale of employment supported by exporting in Northern Ireland.
Thematic research review: Commissioned research for policy
This ONS report focuses on a selection of research projects being undertaken in the SRS that have been commissioned, often for evaluation work. For this review, the focus is limited to work undertaken by third sector and private organisations. The report is supplemented with four case studies of policy design or evaluation in practice.
Data Insight: School funding, pupil performance and crime
This Data Insight summarises findings from working with the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England. Using data from the National Pupil Database and the Police National Computer, the research...
Data Insight: Impact of technology investment on Northern Ireland's economy
This study explored the effects of technology investment on Northern Ireland's economy. It found that firms investing in technology experience increased employment growth and offer higher wages. However, the impact on overall productivity is minimal. The relationship between technology investment and economic outcomes varies based on firm size.
Data Insight: Productivity differences in Northern Ireland
This Data Insight examines the differences in productivity across the 11 local government districts in Northern Ireland, using data from the Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry. We focus on how labour, capital, and government subsidies are associated with the gross value added (the value generated by any unit engaged in the production of goods and services) at the enterprise level.
Data Insight: The association between unpaid caring and employment and earnings in Northern Ireland
This project aimed to provide the most comprehensive sociodemographic description of unpaid carers in Northern Ireland. It explores how caring is related to a broad range of aspects associated with employment, income and earnings.
Policy briefing: Care experience, ethnicity and youth justice involvement - key trends and policy implications
This briefing is based on descriptive findings from Dr Katie Hunter's ADR UK Research Fellowship project, which focused on understanding the links between care experience, ethnicity, and involvement with the youth justice system in England. This project used the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England.