Sharing and Matching Local and National Data on Adults of Working Age Facing Multiple Barriers to Employment: Administrative Datasets for Measing Impacts on Disadvantage

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This report describes the results of a study conducted on behalf of the DWP by the
Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) at the University of York. The research was
undertaken as part of a DWP project entitled ‘Administrative Datasets for Measuring
Impacts on Disadvantage’ (ADMID). The ADMID project seeks to improve the range and extent of data available to DWP on ‘hard to help’ groups, which are those adults of working age who are capable of work, but who face multiple barriers to employment. The research project was specifically designed to explore the extent to which it might be possible to combine data from organisations working at local authority and city level with those held by DWP in its administrative datasets. This subject was explored because the data held on workless people with multiple needs at national level have some limitations, in respect of understanding the needs, experiences and characteristics of these groups in more detail. The research explored the many practical, cultural, legal and ethical questions that arise in respect of sharing personal data between local agencies and Government.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherDepartment for Work and Pensions
ISBN (Print)18747120725
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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