Analysing labour market transitions: 2011 Census linked to Benefits and Income – England and Wales

Status: Active

The overall aim of this project is to significantly enhance knowledge of labour market transitions for disadvantaged groups.

The project will study how the disadvantages suffered by certain groups can vary over their life course or change in relation to factors such as household circumstances and geographical context. These groups have been identified by health and disability status, caring responsibilities, migrant status, and ethnicity. The project team will analyse the impact of different forms of disadvantage on labour market outcomes, measured by receipt of benefits related to non-working status.

This work relates to employment and welfare policies, but also to other areas such as health and social care. It has been designed in close collaboration with the Department for Work and Pensions and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It is part of a wider ADR UK initiative involving researchers across the devolved nations, who collaborate on research using the same data collection: the ONS 2011 Census linked to Benefits and Income – England and Wales dataset.

The data

This project will use the 2011 Census linked to Benefits and Income – England and Wales dataset.

Aims of the project

The project will involve three areas of work:

  • Tackling methodological issues around identifying disadvantaged groups in this data and constructing measures of labour market transitions using data from the welfare benefits system
  • Analysing how labour market transitions or trajectories vary by different forms of disadvantage
  • Examining how changes in the benefits system affect labour market transitions and outcomes for different disadvantaged groups.

Project details

Project leads: Professor Nick BaileySerena Pattaro and Gina Anghelescu

This project is funded by ADR Scotland via its core grant from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as an ADR UK partner.

Further details are available at the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) website.

Categories: Research using linked data, ADR Scotland, Inequality & social inclusion, World of work

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