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Understanding the Determinants and Dynamics of Disability Benefit Receipt in the UK

Aim: to analyse how the receipt of disability benefits varies by personal characteristics and by region, for how long individuals receive these benefits, and how the situation has changed since the reform of disability benefits. It also aims to understand to what extent receiving such benefits is a disincentive to work.

Use of administrative data in developing direct measures of social capital: An exploratory study

Aim: The purpose of this project is to investigate the use of administrative data in capturing small-area measures of social capital.

Does local authority care make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children? Longitudinal analyses of a retrospective electronic cohort.

Aim: The proposed project takes an innovative longitudinal approach to explore the impact of local authority care and adverse experiences on young peoples’ educational attainment and healthcare usage.

Analysing the relationships between health and homelessness services in a Welsh Local Authority.

Aim: This project proposes to explore the impact of housing assistance on homeless people's use of healthcare services, and their health conditions.

Evaluating the impacts of Welsh Government funded schemes designed to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low income households on health outcomes through the use of existing data

Aims: To evaluate the impact on people’s health of Welsh Government schemes to improve energy efficiency for low-income households.

Exploring differences in the reporting of Welsh language ability:  An exploratory study linking survey and Census data

Aim: New research is underway at the Administrative Data Research Centre Wales which aims to help the Welsh Government know more accurately how many Welsh speakers there are.

An investigation into the impact of disability on employment in Wales

Aims: To look at the medical history and pathways of individuals who report a disability and those who do not, and to explore the effects that disability status has on employment in Wales

Homelessness and recidivism: examining the impacts of a right to settled accommodation

Aims: To examine the effects of local authority housing assistance on the reconviction rates of prison leavers in Scotland.

Individual deprivation in Wales: Exploring the feasibility of constructing a measure using linked data

Aims: To explore the construction of an individual level measure of deprivation using linked data.

Assessing the effectiveness of European Social Fund funded labour market programmes in Wales

Aims: To assess the effectiveness of European Social Fund (ESF) funding focused on developing skills for employment, and ask whether or not these programmes have a demonstrable effect on the outcomes of participants.

Assessing the feasibility of using administrative data to examine risk factors for domestic violence and child sexual exploitation in the Swansea area

Aims: To explore whether linked administrative data can be used to facilitate our understanding of risk factors for Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Exploitation, which will inform any future research in this area.

Extending the opportunities for prevention of suicide

Aims: To examine the association between certain medications and suicidal behaviour to determine whether some antidepressants, or a combination of medication, leads to an increased risk of suicide. The project will also examine whether changes in employment status or financial circumstances have an effect on suicidal behaviour.

Examining the link between family health events and pupil performance in Wales

Aims: To examine the effects that illness has on the educational performance of children at different ‘key stages’ in their academic careers.

Understanding the determinants of educational achievement and the association with health and well-being by age 14 in Wales

Aims: To explore what determines educational achievement at ages 11 and 14, as well as routes to educational ‘success’ for different groups of children when considering their background.

Examining contributory factors in road traffic collision data involving older people in Wales

Aims: To examine contributing factors in road traffic collisions – such as location, time of day, weather and junction type – and compare accidents involving those aged under 65 and those aged over 65.

Understanding participation in post-compulsory education and training in Wales

Aims: To analyse how Welsh children progress through secondary school, into sixth forms and further education colleges for post-16 education, and to identify different learning pathways and examine factors which affect vocational learning over academic qualifications.

Developing an analytical approach for assessing the effectiveness of the Flying Start programme: analysis of the health and education impacts of Flying Start

Aims: To help the Welsh Government in understanding the health and educational impact of its Flying Start early years programme for families with children under 4 living in disadvantaged areas.

Assessing the health impact of adults’ participation in sport in Wales: investigating the mediating role of accessibility to sports facilities

Aim: To identify the relationship and pathways between the accessibility of sport facilities, self-reported participation in sport, and health for adults in Wales − and whether accessibility to sports facilities contributes to inequalities in health

The Welsh Government Supporting People Data Linkage Project: Assessing the impacts of Supporting People on well-being outcomes and service use in Wales

This study will provide evidence to inform the future policy direction of the Supporting People programme in Wales.

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