Our Data Insights offer bite-sized snapshots of the findings of ongoing and completed research using linked administrative data.
At ADR UK, our goal is to enable greater access to public sector administrative data for research to inform policy that works better for all. Sharing the findings of the research we enable is key to achieving this, so that everyone from government decision makers to members of the public can find out what the data tells us, and where change could help to improve lives.
Explore our Data Insights below.
Data Insights: The influence of a pupil’s socio-demographic profile and school factors on GCSE attainment outcomes (February 2021)
25 February 2021
This study examines socio-demographic and school level predictors of GCSE attainment using data that links the Northern Ireland Census (2011), School Leavers Survey and School Census for the first time.
Data Insights: Economically 'inactive': How does childcare impact mothers' ability to re-join the labour market? (November 2020)
18 November 2020
This study provides a first glance into the impact that informal childcare provided by co-resident grandparents in Northern Ireland has on mothers’ employment rates, especially on mother’s full-time and part-time employment.
Data Insights: The relationship between mental disorder, occupation type and family demands (August 2020)
4 September 2020
This study uses data linkage to examine mental disorder across occupation types and the association of family demands in Northern Ireland.
Data Insights: The effect of exposure to air pollution on health and mortality (August 2020)
7 August 2020
This study uses individual-level longitudinal data to investigate, for the first time in Northern Ireland, the link between health outcomes and long-term exposure to ambient pollution between 2001 and 2018.
Data Insights: Mortality amongst young adults with a care history in Northern Ireland (February 2020)
20 February 2020
This study provides first insights into the mortality risks within the Northern Ireland care population. This forms part of a programme of research exploring the mortality of all children born in NI between 1970-2015 based on exposure to social services interventions.
Data Insights: Children's mental health and social care in Northern Ireland (February 2020)
20 February 2020
This study provides first insights into the burden of poor mental health within the Northern Ireland care population. This forms part of a programme of research exploring the mental health of all children known to social services in NI in 2015.
New insight on the origins of disadvantage in the Welsh labour market
3 November 2021
In a new Data Insight report, researchers from ADR Wales have explored how the data collected from pupils about their career plans can be combined with routinely collected administrative data to provide new insights about their different circumstances and capabilities. The analysis confirms the importance of the provision of careers-related services within schools, particularly in supporting children from low-income households to help them shape their thinking about possible careers.
Analysing a season of death and excess mortality in Scotland’s past
21 June 2021
ADR Scotland researcher Dr Beata Nowok describes the use of the SHiPP to investigate past disease outbreaks to find parallels and learn lessons that may help us respond better in the present.
Early and multiple GCSE entry: Patterns over time and grade improvement
19 April 2021
Dr Jennifer May Hampton, a researcher in the WISERD Education Data Lab at Cardiff University, discusses two new Data Insights concerning early and multiple GCSE entry: patterns over time and grade improvement.