World of Work
Over the average person’s lifetime in the UK, 84,000 hours will be spent at work. ADR UK aims to link administrative data to better understand this aspect of our lives.
Understanding this huge component of our lives can provide a window into the day-to-day reality of many and shed light on the underlying dynamics that influence important economic forces, such as the job market.
ADR UK is working with the University of the West of England on the Wage and Employment Dynamics (WED) data linkage project which sits within this theme. WED aims to provide rich and novel insights into the dynamics of earnings and employment in Great Britain. This project will bring together anonymised data from the Annual Survey of House and Earnings (ASHE), Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR), and the 2011 Census to better understand and improve current policy challenges, such as in-work poverty, the UK Gender Pay Gap, and the impact of the National Minimum Wage. The creation of this newly linked dataset will bypass limitations created by solely analysing survey data, or the datasets individually, thereby enabling researchers to broaden their scope and understanding of the labour market in Britain.
As part of the ‘Poverty and Fair Work’ programme, ADR Scotland is working to enable a better understanding of the functioning of the Scottish labour market and its interactions with the combined Scottish and UK welfare benefit systems. It also hopes to support the development of the Scottish Child Poverty Measurement Framework and policies to reduce child poverty, and to explore the relationship between employment and health. This stream of work will assess specific areas of work, social security and health outcomes in Scotland, informing Scottish policy developments (such as the Fairer Scotland Fund, the Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, and the Single Gateway Scottish Health and Work Service), as well as addressing areas identified as analytical priorities by the DWP.
ADR Northern Ireland is linking data to generate novel insights into the health and educational attainment of Northern Irish farmers, as well as factors associated with economic inactivity in the country in general; whilst ADR Wales is working to link data which will enable deeper investigation of the progression from post-statutory school age education, as well as pathways into employment in Wales.
More in-depth information about the individual data linkage and research projects being undertaken within this theme can be explored below.
World of Work Projects
Dynamics in private pension saving
13 February 2023
This project, led by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, will produce two new linked datasets on private pension saving that are high quality and accessible for approved research. The dataset will provide a comprehensive picture of how much money people in the UK are putting into personal pensions set against their employment type and total earnings. It will include employees as well as the self-employed, people working for their own companies and those not working.
EU Settlement Scheme Data Linking Project
9 October 2020
The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Data Linking Project is an ADR Wales initiative born out of the need to improve the evidence base on EU citizens in Wales who are part of the EU Settlement Scheme.
Administrative Data | Agricultural Research Collection: Enhancing the prosperity and wellbeing of farm households
2 October 2020
ADR UK is working in partnership with a group of academic and government bodies to link de-identified data from across the UK to create the first UK-wide data platform focused on agriculture.
World of Work News
ADR Wales researchers find gender pay and career progression gaps in the teaching workforce in Wales
ADR UK invests further funding in AD|ARC: A UK-wide agricultural data programme
The impact and prioritisation of careers guidance in Wales
A new report provides recommendations on the better use of data to inform careers guidance in Wales
Mae adroddiad newydd yn rhoi argymhellion ar wneud gwell defnydd o ddata i lywio cyfarwyddyd gyrfaoedd yng Nghymru
Data Insight: The gender progression and pay gap for teachers in Wales
Data Insight: Effectiveness of careers guidance in supporting participation in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
Data Insight: How is careers guidance for school pupils prioritised?
The LEO dataset: Key messages from stakeholders
Data Insights: What makes people more likely to cycle to work?
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If you are a researcher interested in working with admistrative data within this theme, or a policymaker interested in how ADR UK work can improve your insights and support your decision making in this area, please get in touch.