The Wage and Employment Dynamics Project has recently been funded by ADR UK (Administrative Data Research UK). The project will link data from various official surveys and administrative datasets, with the objective of providing new insights into the dynamics of earnings and employment in the UK.
The project aims to create the basis for a sustainable, documented ‘wage and employment spine’ with the potential to fundamentally transform UK research and policy analysis across a vast range of topics. Alongside the creation of data infrastructure, the project will also generate research findings of direct interest to policy makers. Public benefit will be maximised through the provision of high-quality metadata and training for users.
The project is led by Professor Felix Ritchie and Damian Whittard (UWE) and involves partners from UCL (Prof Alex Bryson), CASS Business School (John Forth) and NIESR (Lucy Stokes). The project is being supported by Arusha McKenzie and Van Phan (UWE), and will run from December 2019 to March 2022.
“This project is expected to increase understanding of how people’s wages progress through their career, factoring in key characteristics such as gender and ethnicity, as well as the particular dynamics of low-pay labour markets.“- ADR UK