Publications & reports
Infants born into care in Scotland
This is an update of a previous ADR Scotland report that compared rates of children under one year of age becoming looked after by Local Authorities in Scotland and in England. The focus of this report is on children starting care under one year (infants), who make up a large proportion of children in care. As well as updating trends, we have used the longitudinal data to map the pathways of individual children who started care as infants and characterise different types of care history.
The impact of Covid-19 on children's care processes in Scotland
This report hopes to contribute to an improved understanding of the pandemic and its ongoing impact on children’s social care. Through thorough examination of the data about children who were ‘looked after’ throughout the pandemic, it provides more nuanced evidence on the impacts of this turbulent time.
Were people who died at home less likely to attend hospital at the end of life during the Covid pandemic?
Previous SCADR (Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research) analysis has demonstrated that deaths at home increased by over a third during the Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland. This research explores whether people approaching the end of life were less likely to go to hospital.
Data Insights: Youth movements, social mobility and health inequalities - update
The formal schools-based education system is a major state intervention aimed at producing a fair distribution of socioeconomic position in later life. However, there is growing evidence that other skills gained outwith formal education may be as important. Our study looked at youth movement attendance and long-term effects on social mobility and self-reported general health in mid-life.
Children and Young People and their Data: pilot project report
This pilot project, delivered by Children in Scotland, aims to help the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research to explore and understand young people's views about their data to inform their future work.
Data Insights: What makes people more likely to cycle to work?
This Data Insights explores what factors affect whether an individual cycles to work or not.
ADR Scotland Strategy 2022-2026
This strategy sets out the mission, strategic goals and objectives of ADR Scotland, part of the ADR UK partnership.
Data Insights: Occupation and Covid-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective (December 2021)
In this Data Insight, ADR Scotland explores how Covid-19 mortality rates vary by occupation for women and men in Scotland in the period between 1 March 2020 and 31 January 2021. Using a national novel linked data collection, we contrast preliminary results for Scotland with those from a similar linked data study for England.
ADR UK response to NDS Data: a new direction consultation
The ADR UK partnership has responded to the NDS ‘Data: a new direction’ consultation. We discussed the importance of public engagement, of discussing the public good arising from data linkage, and the importance of functional anonymization.
Data Insights: Automatic coding of occupations: Methods to create the Scottish Historic Population Database (SHPD) (November 2021)
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland describes the work of the Digitising Scotland project, which digitised 25.8 million Scottish civil registration vital events records, including digitising birth, marriages and deaths, from when records began in 1855 until 1973.