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This page contains information from users who have downloaded the LFS data and who have agreed to have their project information shared. You can opt to be included or to amend the details held for you by changing your project registration.

The 2011 LFS usage report and 2010 LFS usage report are available in Word format. A 2008 report is available in Word and PDF format.

  • Immigration in theUK – Dr Cinzia Rienzo (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – dna). January 2013
    I have used the LFS extensively in the past and aim to use those to carry research on immigration in the UK. My research will mainly focus on immigration and the labour market, providing statistics and figures about characteristics and outcomes of migrants in the UK.
  • Productivity components and growth – Dr Bob Butcher (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – Productivity and economy). January 2013
    The purpose is to build a fuller understanding of productivity and employment gain and firm dynamics, drawing out implications for policy. The approach will be econometric analysis of how groups of factors affect firm productivity and employment growth. Initial questions will be how economic churn varies according to whether plant or firm is the unit of analysis and according to firm size and other factors.
  • Job polarisation in the UK – Dr Andrea Salvatori (University of Essex – ISER). January 2013
    The study will look at the changing occupational structure of the UK labour market and analyse how this relates to changes in wage inequality. The study will also consider the relationship between changes in occupational structure and several aspects of job quality.
  • Examining UK employment – Professor Neil Conway (Royal Holloway; University of London – Management). January 2013
    I am writing an academic paper and I need to find descriptive statistics for the public sector (gender, age, managerial level, part-time/full-time). I wish to see whether a public sector dataset I have collected compares with a representative sample of UK public sector workers.
  • Flexible aging – Professor John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). January 2013
    Examining the diversity of expereince of aging and its implications for well being and state expenditures by going beyond traditional measures such as the 'dependency ratio' calculated using ages only.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Public Health Intelligence – Miss Peninah Murage (Department of Health – Department of Health). January 2013
    I work as an Information Analyst in Public Health and my role is to support different policy areas in public health. These policy areas include, 'Health, Work and Well-being', Health inequalities, Sustainability, Migrant Health, Alcohol and Tobacco reduction, Healthy weight among others.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Non EU Born Immigrants resident in Portmosuth Integration Project – Miss Vicky Toomey. January 2013
    Public Health Portsmouth has been tasked with providing baseline data for Portsmouth City Council Gateway Portsmouth Project which is aimed at helping new immigrants to integrate with local communities. The project will recruit volunteers from the community and help them to develop and pass on knowledge of local resources such as English Language classes and support in areas like employment, housing and health. And it will also provide links to community organisations that might be relevant to new immigrants.
  • ESRC funded CCCEP centre – Mr Nicholas Jagger (University of Leeds – Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy). January 2013
    Analysis of housing condition and SAP values to determine the extent to which poor conditions (especially damp) might influence the effectiveness of retrofit insulation measures. The work aim to build on Tovar (2012) The Structure of energy efficiency investments in the UK housholds and its average monetary and environmental savings, Energy Policy, in press.
    Other surveys used: BSA EHS.
  • Labour market flexibility in the Service Sector: Occupational pattern in post-industrial societies – Dr Alison Koslowski (University of Edinburgh – Social Policy). January 2013
    The data will be used for the UK chapter of an international book project "Labour market flexibility in the Service Sector: Occupational pattern in post-industrial societies".
  • Youth Unemployment in Scotland – Dr Roger Cook. January 2013
    The initial purpose is to track the changing nature of youth unemployment in Scotland from 1992-2012, in particular to understand if the recent rise has simply seen more young people unemployed, has deepened unemployment in particular already excluded groups or has brought new groups into unemployment.
  • Market-facing public sector pay – Dr Nigel OLeary (Swansea University – Economics). December 2012
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Autumn Statement of 2011 that the public sector pay free freeze would come to an end in 2012/13, with public sector pay awards of 1 per cent planned over the next 2 years. Evidence from the IFS was quoted which revealed a public/private sector pay premium of around 8 per cent and which found substantial differences in the regional pay premium. The importance of public sector pay for public sector finances has grown in importance as the size of the public sector has increased. The cost of financing the public sector wage bill has important implications for fiscal policy, either being financial through taxation or borrowing. The recent recession and accompanying public sector deficit again brought to the forefront issues surrounding the size of public sector and the pay of public sector workers (not just in the UK but across the globe resulting in public sector pay freezes or pay cuts). Given employment and wage rates vary across the country and public sector wages are generally negotiated nationally this can lead to labour market rigidities leading to unemployment. Aims: 1. Examine the size of the public/private sector pay differential over time at a UK and a regional/local level. 2. Understand the implications for Wales of a decline in the size of the public sector. 3. Analyse the role of the public sector.
  • Effects of the Licensing Act 2003 on Mental Health Problems – Dr Maria Navarro Paniagua (Lancaster University – ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT). December 2012
    The aim of the project is to analyse the effect of the Licensing Act 2003 on Health Problems. The Licensing Act allows pubs to open and serve alcohol after 11pm and this is likely to have negative effects on individuals' health.
    Other surveys used: BHPS HSE FES Vital Statistics.
  • Provision and use of preschool childcare in Britain – Mr Charlie Owen (Institute of Education (IOE); University of London – Thomas Coram Research Unit). December 2012
    Little research has so far been conducted which brings together the needs of parents, of the formal childcare workforce and of informal carers. This study will combine information about the users (parents) and the providers of childcare, both formal and informal. It will do this through a secondary analysis of a number of large-scale, national quantitative datasets. The aim of this research is to inform understandings of the future shape of childcare provision and usage in Britain. We will investigate the coverage and characteristics of childcare usage and provision and the childcare workforce (formal and informal) through a secondary analysis of large-scale national quantitative data.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Poverty and Statistical Matching – Mr Rhys Davies (Cardiff University – Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research; Data and Methods). December 2012
    The purpose of the project is to explore whether statistical matching techniques can be used to assign household level indicators of poverty from the HBAI data set on to the LFS Household dataset.
    Other surveys used: HBAI.
  • Geographies of work and wellbeing – Dr ADAM WHITWORTH (University of Sheffield – Geography). December 2012
    To analyses the geographies of paid work, welfare to work and their consequent outcomes in terms of employment transitions, income and wellbeing. To produce a quantitative analysis of work-welfare cycling in the UK taking into account local area characteristics (e.g. local labour market context). The research has three phases: 1. Describing and modelling those who are at risk of cycling between low pay jobs and benefits; 2. Developing a classificatory framework to group individual experiences of welfare-work cycling into more readily theorised group patterns; 3. Building multivariate regression models to assess the wellbeing implications of broken work spells. Geocodes are required in order to build regression models with contextual variables, for example, local labour market conditions. It will be necessary to have geocodes in order to attach area level descriptors. Such factors are clearly crucial to individual's employment outcomes.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Exit polls and teaching statistics – Dr Jurgen Essletzbichler (UCL – Geography). November 2012
    Exit poll data are crucial for designing targeted electoral campaigns. Much of that targeting is based on quantitative analysis and use of statistics. Because of the recent elections it is an excellent way to get students interested in quantitative analysis, demonstrate how questionnaires are designed, samples are taken and how information from questionnaires is translated into datasets that can be analyzed.
  • Update on the qualifications; training and demographics of the UK’s entrepreneurs – Mr Nigel Hudson. November 2012
    This research will update findings from two previous analyses of APS/LFS data on qualifications, training, ethnic origin, gender and age of people working self-employed or running enterprises with fewer than twenty employees. This will be used to inform decisions on qualifications development and funding.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Academic paper: What is the value of a PhD? – Miss Sharon Baute. November 2012
    As a junior researcher at the University of Ghent I'm interested in this data because it allows me to investigate the value of a PhD in comparison with a master degree. I'm investigating careers of doctorate holders. This data can be of great value because it's international and it contains a large number of respondents. In addition I'm interested in health, work-life-balance, job satisfaction etc of doctorate holders.
  • Labour Force Survey – Mr Jonathan Richards. November 2012
    The labour force survey and annual population survey are used by the Government Equalities Office to analyse the labour market, primarily for gender differences and inequalities in employment, occupations and pay. This is used for ad-hoc internal analysis to inform policy.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Disease Prevalence and Resource Allocation – Dr Alex Gibson (University of Plymouth – Applied Psychosocial Studies). November 2012
    To use Small Area Estimation (SAE) methods to estimate the prevalence of cardiac and mental health disorders in MSOA and GP populations. To contrast these local estimates of disease prevalence against health service utilisation data to test the extent to which health needs are being met by the NHS in different areas and with respect to different population cohorts (e.g. by age and/or ethnicity). To explore the causes of inequalities in health and health service utilisation. The project's overall objective is to identify and explain local variations in the uptake of cardiac and mental health services relative to the underlying need for such services. Data on the use of health services are now widely available but evidence on the health needs of local populations is more problematic and studies of health care equity have been beset by methodological difficulties associated with establishing expected levels of health service need. Our approach is to use data drawn from a range of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys to construct a series of mixed-effects models to describe the risk that different types of person living in different areas will experience particular cardiac or mental health conditions. Applying model parameters to local population co-variates allow us to generate robust estimates of the health needs of those populations and these are then compared with the subsequent utilisation of appropriate health services.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • The cost of job loss in the UK – Dr Richard Upward (University of Nottingham – School of Economics). November 2012
    Analysis to measure the effect of job loss on subsequent employment and earnings. We aim to follow individuals and their household members from 1991 onwards.
  • Academic research – Dr Catherine Harris (University of Sheffield – ICOSS). November 2012
    The data is required for a paper which investigates the presence of self-employed Polish migrants in the UK. It is needed to look at the distribution of the migrants, their dates of entry into the UK and their geographical location.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Worker Reallocation in the UK – Dr Carlos Carrillo Tudela (University of Essex – Economics). November 2012
    I want to explore worker reallocation across occupations and sectors in the UK. The main purpose is to explore the long-run characteristics of these changes and their business cycle characteristics. This exercise is part of a bigger project in which I am analysing the effects of the last recession in unemployment for the UK.
  • Measuring Unfunded Obligations of European Countries – Dr Jagadeesh Gokhale. November 2012
    Data to be used to calculate average labour income, capital income, consumption, asset and other series by age and gender to distribute national tax and spending aggregates by age and sex. Per-capita transaction items will be projected forward using population projections to make budget projections for future years under current fiscal policies.
    Other surveys used: SILC EFS IHS FRS NICHS.
  • Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) – Dr Luke Sloan (University of Plymouth – School of Social Sciences). October 2012
    This data will be used in a project titled 'Women Adding Value to the Economy' in which we will measure changes in pay between men and women over time in Wales controlling for: PT/FT, casual/permanent, public/private sector. The microdata will be used for detailed analysis of the gender pay gap in Wales focusing specifically on: part time/full time work, casual and permanent work, public and private sectors, hourly wage and location. We also wish to identify in which sectors the pay gap is most significant and will use the SOC2000 codes in the special license version of the dataset to allocate respondents to particular sectors of the economy that differ to the sector options in the standard APS data.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • The effect of weather on mortality – Dr Maria Navarro Paniagua (Lancaster University – ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT). October 2012
    We would like to analyze the effect of weather on mortality. To be more specific we are interested in studying the effect of expected and unexpected cold on mortality. This analysis will be conducted at a regional or postcode level.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics NTS.
  • A National Strategic Skills Audit (NSSA) – Mr Jose Vila-Belda. October 2012
    To identify current and emerging skills needs across the Welsh economy, with a particular focus on economic growth sectors, to inform government skills policy. The report will consider changes in the nature of drivers of future demand for and supply of skills, synthesise evidence from a range of existing datasets on skill supply and demand. It will consider likely variations in trends, drawing on research commissioned into the low carbon economy, financial services, digital media, advanced manufacturing, engineering/construction and biomedical/life sciences, as well as other industrial sectors.
    Other surveys used: EFS APS.
  • Secondary analysis for research – Mr Ross Bond (University of Edinburgh – School of Social and Political Science). October 2012
    Access various datasets (including but not limited to British and Scottish Social Attitudes and election surveys and Annual Population Surveys) as basis of research publications, primarily related to national identities and their variation by national location, ethnicity, religion, and political attitudes.
    Other surveys used: BSA APS SSA BCS.
  • Distribution of Income – Mr Rhys Davies (Cardiff University – Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research; Data and Methods). October 2012
    To extend the analysis of the Atkinson 2005 and Brewer et al (2008) to examine the proportion of total income held by the top 1% of the income distribution. This data cannot be extracted from published statistics as distribution of income is examined in terms of income bands rather than percentiles of the income distribution. The analysis is being conducted in the context of the growing regional divide in the UK.
  • Employment Inequalities in NI – Dr Marina Shapira (Edinburgh Napier University – Employment Research Institute). October 2012
    This dataset is required for a project on Employment Inequalities in Northern Ireland. This project will look at long term trends in employment inequalities between different equality grounds in Northern Ireland. In particular we want to see in these trends are being affected by the economic recession. This project is going to utilise all available relevant datasets which have time series data for Northern Ireland and/or the UK and have detailed information on individuals, including their community background, attitudes and the labour force characteristics.
    Other surveys used: APS NICHS NILTS.
  • Child outcomes in cross-national perspective – Professor Lucinda Platt (Institute of Education (IOE); University of London – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). October 2012
    This project forms part of a wider, four-country study of early child outcomes. This part of the project focuses on the UK and looks at family background and early child outcomes using measures that harmonise with child cohorts from New Zealand, Ireland and Australia.
  • Happiness; health and unemployment – Professor David Blanchflower (University of Stirling – economics). October 2012
    To continue my ongoing work on how happiness, health and unemployment have changed in the UK economy and why. I am especially interested in cross country comparisons. A particular puzzle is why unemployment hasn't risen as much as I expected.
    Other surveys used: WHS APS.
  • Labour market trends – Claire Crawford (Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – Education; Employment and Evaluation). October 2012
    This project will investigate labour market trends over the last 30 years, particularly over the course of the recent recession. We will complement the use of LFS data with a more detailed description of changes to hours, wages and earnings using NES and ASHE data. This project will paint a detailed picture of the UK labour market since the recent recession and contrast it with the experiences of previous recessions. We know from aggregate data sources that employment has been quite resilient compared to previous recessions, real wages have fallen, and unemployment hit young people more than older cohorts. From the micro data, we will be able to see how employment, hours and wages evolved by gender, age group, education attainment, qualification level, industry, region and family type (e.g. lone parents). We are particularly interested in transitions of employment status and how that is associated with individual characteristics. We would like to link individuals over time so as to answer questions such as what kind of employees are more likely to become redundant, in terms of their age, qualification, job tenure, etc.
  • Social housing residents anlaysis – Mr Paul Braidford (University of Durham – Business School). October 2012
    We are undertaking an analysis of social housing residents in Northumberland. The IHS data will allow us to compare the characteristics of the residents with the population of the county as whole.
    Other surveys used: IHS.
  • Training in Recession: Extension – Professor Francis Green (University of Kent – Economics). October 2012
    This is an extension of the previous Training in Recession project, in which we are tracking the participation of workers in work-related training before, during, and hopefully after the recession. Since the recession has been prolonged it is necessary to prolong the analysis. Moreover, we are examining the long-term decline in training and need the most up to date surveys for this purpose.
  • Assessing the economic impact of BTEC qualification in conjunction with higher education qualifications – Mr Pietro Patrignani. September 2012
    To assess the higher education related outcomes and the labour market outcomes achieved by individuals in possession of undergraduate degrees attained in conjunction with BTEC qualifications compared to the outcomes achieved by individuals with undergraduate degrees and other forms of entry qualifications (such as GCE 'A' Levels, RSA/OCR).
  • Step families – Mr Charlie Owen (Institute of Education (IOE); University of London – Thomas Coram Research Unit). September 2012
    The Household dataset from the Labour Force Survey will be used to identify houeholds with foster children. These households will be compared with other households with children who are not foster children. The characteristics of foster carers will also be identified.
  • The cyclicality of employment and wages – Dr Jennifer Smith (University of Warwick – Economics). September 2012
    The research will use microdata to investigate the cyclicality of separations and hires using statistical and econometric analysis. There are two parts to the research. The first will examine employment cyclicality at firm level and will assess the relative influence of hiring and separation rates using matched data on individual employment changes. The second will investigate whether it is wage rigidity among new hires or general wage rigidity that is most influential in employment fluctuations.
  • Unemployment dynamics and Mismatch in the UK – Dr Jennifer Smith (University of Warwick – Economics). September 2012
    The study will examine unemployment dynamics in aggregate and amongst various subgroups of the population. Unemployment dynamics will be considered in an accounting sense and also in models derived from search and matching theory.
  • Training; work and wages – Professor Andrew Dickerson (University of Sheffield – Economics). September 2012
    We plan to evaluate the effect of training at time t on hours worked and wages (or the change in wages) at time t+1. We will possibly also evaluate the effect of training at time t on occupational changes to look at whether training moves people up the occupational hierarchy.
  • Effects of Central and Eastern European emigration on the UK labour market – Dr Sara Lemos (University of Leicester – Economics). September 2012
    The UK was one of only three countries that granted free movement of workers to nationals of Central and East European countries following the enlargement of the European Union in May 2004. We will describe the key features of this migration flow 'one of the largest in British history' and evaluate its impact on the UK labour market using panel data techniques and two years of monthly micro level data.
  • Children; Young People and Families Workforce Analysis – Mr Christian Milhan. September 2012
    I am conducting analysis of the Children: Young People and Families Workforces for internal purposes for the Department for Education. I would like to use the LFS to gain insight into the number of FTE in specific workforces such as Youth and Community Workers (SOC 3231) etc.
  • Employment of mothers and fathers – Professor KEVIN MILLIGAN. September 2012
    I am comparing employment rates of men and women with young children. I am doing these calculations for the UK as well as for other countries (US, Canada). I will compare the gap of employment between mothers and fathers through time.
  • Minimum Wages in Britain – Professor Richard Dickens (University of Sussex – Economics). July 2012
    The impact of the National Minimum Wage on the wage distribution. The pay distribution has narrowed in the UK at the bottom since the minimum wage was introduced. I will examine the role of the minimum wage and other competing explanations.
  • Moving on up – Miss Laura Gardiner. July 2012
    Analysis of low pay /no pay cycling and work progression for people with recent experience of unemployment or economic inactivity. Analysis to inform policy as to the issues facing Londoners in this position and to compare with other parts of the UK. Work progression in this context includes economic variables (wage progression), occupational change and changes in autonomy in work.
  • Local Incomes and Poverty in Scotland and England – Professor Glen Bramley (Heriot-Watt University – School of the Built Environment). July 2012
    The purpose of this work is to develop and test a practical method for providing estimates of income distribution patterns and poverty levels at local and small area levels for Scotland. The project will: establish an analytical framework to provide modelled estimates of household income levels and distributions, including poverty measures, for local authorities and small areas in Scotland; provide insight into the determinants of local incomes; extend understanding of poverty; deliver a clearer localised picture of income distributions and poverty, particularly in relation to rural areas, and the likely impact of welfare reform; understand differences between different sources and estimates of poverty.
    Other surveys used: EHS NSW LIW.
  • Regional and Local Variations in UK Word-Related Sickness Absence – Dr Alan Buckingham (University of Bath – School for health). July 2012
    The aim of this study is to describe regional and local variations in work-related sickness absence in the UK. The first part of the study will be to map out these geographical variations, down to local authority level. Little analysis of geographical (below region level) variations in sickness absence has been completed and, therefore, a major part of the study will simply be to describe such variations and identify 'hot spots'. The second part will be to examine the key explanatory variables which might account for such variation. These include socio-demographic, labour market and employment-related variables. Analysis will examine trends between 2009 and 2012, yearly patterns and quarterly evidence.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Good Places Better Health – Mr Martin Taulbut. July 2012
    To support the itelligence strand of the Scottish Government Good Places Better Health Initiative. The prototype phase focuses on improving aspects of the environment which impact on the health of children aged 0-8, specifically asthma, mental health, unintentional injuries and obesity.
    Other surveys used: SSA SCS SMOKING; DRINKING AND DRUG USE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE; 2010 SCOTTISH SCHOOLS ADOLESCENT LIFESTYLE AND SUBSTANCE USE SURVEY; 2006 SCOTTISH HOUSE CONDITION SURVEY; 2002 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2010 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2009 GHS BSA SURVEY OF SUGAR INTAKE AMONG CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND; 2006 BRITISH SOCIAL ATTITUDES SURVEY; 1983-1998 : EMPLOYMENT DATA FRS HBAI.
  • Labour market analysis – Mr Tao Zhang (University of Nottingham – School of Computer Science). July 2012
    We are doing an analysis to understand the impacts of the immigration on the UK regional labour markets. We need the data from 2000 to 2012.
  • Young people's lives and futures – Dr Vikki Boliver (University of Durham – School of Applied Social Science). July 2012
    This small mixed-methods research project explores what the lives of young people are like today and how young people perceive their prospects for the future. The quantitative component of the project will involve an analysis fo Labour Force survey data for the period 2007-2012 to explore how the economic crisis has affected young people's labour market participation.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Evolution of knowledge intensive business services – Dr Andrew Johnston (Sheffield Hallam University – Business School). July 2012
    Am currently undertaking some research on the development of knowledge intensive business service (KIBS) firms in the UK. This dataset is of interest as it augments the current census of employment/ABIU data I have been looking at.
  • Background data analysis – Mr Nicholas Garrott. July 2012
    Need to access UK labour employment trends to better understand UK economic rebalancing needs. To provide the bank's chief economist with the background statistics necessary for more advanced analysis of the topic.
  • Body work – Dr Rachel Cohen (University of Surrey – Sociology). June 2012
    Investigating changes in the proportion and kinds of people involved in 'body work' over time. Body work includes all work in which a worker works on (touches, moves, manipulates) the body of a client, customer or other person.
  • Disability demographics – Ms Cate Fisher. June 2012
    We plan to use this data to get a better idea of the profile of the disabled population in the UK. This will include a look at the age, gender, ethnicity, income and employment profile of this population, amongst other variables.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI LOS.
  • NHS Outcomes Framework – Mr Matt Holton. June 2012
    As part of the NHS Outcomes framework performance indicators are measured using data from various sources. The Labour Force Survey is one of these data sources and will be used to measure performance of Surrey PCT and emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
  • Exploratory analysis of relevance to social care research – Dr Shereen Hussein (King's College London – Social Science; Health and Medicine). June 2012
    Initial exploration for potential use in relation to social care research including labour market and workforce participation, social care workforce well-being, migration and care work and long term care needs among older adults.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Training and Labour Market Transitions in the UK and Portugal – Dr Hilary Ingham (Lancaster University – Economics). June 2012
    The work will look at the relationship between training and labour market transitions in the UK and Portugal. Particular emphasis will be placed on the extent to which those individuals who have undertaken lifelong learning are better able to move between labour market states than those who have not undertaken such training.
  • The Impact of the Equality Act 2010 on Labour Market Participation – Dr Scott Hurrell (University of Stirling – Institute for Socio Management). June 2012
    An MSc student project I am supervising is planning to look at the employment outcomes of one or more protected groups (i.e. groups that share a protected characteristic) before and after the Equality Act 2010. The LFS is the best source for this data.
  • Updating social mobility work – Professor Ian Walker (Lancaster University – Economics). June 2012
    Estimate the extent to which parental background (education and income) affects GCSE success of children using IV methods. Consider how this relationship may have changed over time. Investigate how this differs by child gender.
  • Financial Times Reports – Mr Christopher Cook. June 2012
    The FT is running a series on the geographical distribution of UK education effects. These datasets are to help explore the teachers' labour market, to see whether there are any discernible differences between London and the northern cities in particular.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • A further cost-benefit analysis of apprenticeship – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). June 2012
    This work will extend my previous cost-benefit analysis of apprenticeships in the UK; to add the period 2009-11. This will reveal whether the previous high NPV of apprenticeships has continued.
  • Wage flexibility in the British Labour Market – Professor David Bell (University of Stirling – Economics). April 2012
    This study is intended to determine whether wage flexibility in the British labour market changed during the recession and whether this moderated the rise in unemployment that has taken place since 2008. One of the more interesting features of the behaviour of the UK Labour market since 2008 has been that unemployment increased by a significantly smaller amount than was predicted given the experience of past recessions. The change in employment has been much smaller than the change in output, suggesting that Okun's Law has been modified or at least temporarily set aside. The purpose of this research project is to try to understand mechanisms by which this might have happened.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Academic research – Professor Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London – Business School). April 2012
    The purpose is to conduct an academic study the on impact of the diffusion of high speed Internet access on wages, productivity and inequality in the UK. The time period from 2005 to 2010 will be considered.
  • Trends in earnings for low earners – Mr Matthew Whittaker. April 2012
    The Resolution Foundation exists to improve the outcomes for people on low to middle incomes. As part of our investigation of changes in the experiences of members of this group and the key role played by earnings, we are analysing trends in earnings amongst low earners.
    Other surveys used: HBAI IIS TimeUse INSTITUTE FOR FISCAL STUDIES HOUSEHOLDS BELOW AVERAGE INCOME DATASET; 1961-1991 FRS EHS.
  • Innovation research – Mr Paul Oroyemi. April 2012
    Exploratory research on skills and innovation. This study aims to contribute to the body of knowledge establishing the required conditions that enhances product and process innovation.
    Other surveys used: SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL APPLICATIONS; 2008 UNITED KINGDOM SURVEY OF SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES' FINANCES; 2008 Omnibus.
  • Social cohesion and mental health in Wales – Dr giles greene (Cardiff University – Dept of Primary Care and Public Health). April 2012
    The data will be used to generate area-level (LSOA) values of social cohesion using items from the Neighbourhood cohesion scale (Buckner; 1988). These LSOA social cohesion scores will then be combined with mental health outcome data from the Welsh Health Survey. The research aims to establish examine the association between perceived community cohesion and mental health. Multilevel logistic models will be used due to the clustered nature of the Understanding Society sample to account for the non-independence of observations within neighbourhoods. The data will be used to derive an area-level score of social cohesion in Wales. This will be achieved by combining the data from Understanding Society, Living in Wales: Household survey and the National Survey for Wales. This will allow a pooling at the area-level of around 30000 data points using some of the items from the Neighbourhood cohesion scale (Buckner; 1988).
    Other surveys used: NSW LIW WHS.
  • Graduate earnings over time – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (Cardiff University – Social Science). April 2012
    This study investigates the changing returns to degree education over time in Britain. It explores the changing 'value' of a degree since the 1970s to contemporary Britain, especially against the background of rapid expansion of higher education in the early 1990s. It also compares graduate earnings for both genders and returns to education between and within occupations.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Longitudinal Study of Young People in England – Dr Jianxun Kong (University of Manchester – Institute of social change). April 2012
    To conduct a comparative study of social mobility between Britain and China.
    Other surveys used: GHS LSYPE.
  • Impact of increasing the female State Pension Age on employment and earnings of older workers – Mr Carl Emmerson (Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – Public finances and pensions). April 2012
    This project will examine the impact of the rise in the female State Pension Age that began in April 2010 on the labour market activity of those women affected by the change. This will include both those women directly affected and also the behaviour of their partners. The outcomes that we will explore are: whether or not the individual is in paid work, their hours of work, their earnings, whether they consider themselves to be retired and whether they are in receipt of any income from the state.
  • Precarious Employment in Germany and United Kingdom – Mario Daum. March 2012
    I will examine precarious employment in Germany and the UK. Especially temporary work, fixed-term contracts, part-time jobs and minijobs (below 400 EUR).
  • Education and Labour Market Outcomes – Dr Pamela Lenton (University of Sheffield – Economics). March 2012
    Looking at education qualifications and in particular, degree classifications and then at subsequent labour market outcomes. Do individuals use their subject of study in their jobs or are they over educated. Are you more over educated for given classes of degree.
  • Social stratification – Mr Colin Mills (University of Oxford – Sociology). March 2012
    Investigations into the social stratification arrangements of major states. The particular focus is on the UK and other major European states. Of special interest is data about social class and social mobility.
    Other surveys used: BSA.
  • Examination of the Electronics Industry – Mr Stephen Clarke. March 2012
    I am currently engaged in some research into the British electronics industry and require the Labour Force Survey to determine how many people work in the industry and in ancillary occupations.
  • Academic use – Mr zhiheng liang (Cardiff University – business school). March 2012
    I am a final-year student in BSc banking and finance. In the course of Econometrics I will conduct an empirical project to explore what factors influence individuals wage rate. I need the data to develop a regression.
  • Means Testing Study – Mr Martin Malinowski. March 2012
    My request relates to a National Audit Office Study on Means-Testing. I would like to conduct detailed analysis of the distributional effects of means-testing on the survey sample, with a view to assessing the success of means-tested benefits at targeting transfers to low-income groups.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI.
  • Place based inequality and group based inequality – Ms Kirsten Besemer (Heriot-Watt University – School of the Built Environment). March 2012
    The purpose is to do some background research for a short piece of work on socio-economic, place and equality group approaches to inequality.
    Other surveys used: SHES SSA.
  • Labour Market research – Professor Nobuko Okuda. March 2012
    I will the data for my research on labour market of immigrants and second generation of ethnic minorities in the 1970s and 1980s. Most of my articles based on this research will appear in Japanese.
    Other surveys used: GHS BCS70.
  • Library use – Mr Stephen Ratcliffe (Cardiff University – Library). March 2012
    I wish to view the data and to see if it contains data relevant to a query from an academic on levels of local government employment in Wales in 2008.
  • Analysing the Interaction of the National Minimum Wage eith the Tax and Benefits System – Dr Paola De Agostini (University of Essex – Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)). March 2012
    The data will be used to assess the impact on national minimum wage workers and the households in which they live of recent and likely future changes to the personal tax and benefit system in the UK.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Impact of the introduction of the NMW Apprentice Rate – Dr Stefan Speckesser. February 2012
    With "modern" Apprenticeships gaining momentum and many companies introducing new programmes, wages paid in Apprenticeships affect an increasing number of young people. Following recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC), a National Minimum Wage Apprentice Rate (NMWAR) at 2.50 an hour was introduced in October 2010 and increased to 2.60 recently. This research project will be very important to understand how the introduction of the NMWAR affected important outcome variables such as take up and completion of Apprenticeships, pay levels and the composition of the total Apprenticeship remuneration. Findings will be of great significance for both the Government Skills strategy and for the LPC to inform recommendations of future pay levels for Apprenticeships which affect ever increasing numbers of young people in the UK.
    Other surveys used: YOUTH COHORT STUDY: ENGLAND; COHORT THIRTEEN; SWEEPS ONE TO FOUR; 2007-2010 APS.
  • Research – Dr Patricia Melo (Imperial College London – Civil and Environmental engineering). February 2012
    The main aim of this research is to improve the current understanding of the empirical relationship between agglomeration externalities and productivity by exploring some of the main challenges left open by previous research. These current research issues can be grouped into the four topics, which set out the scope for the research conducted: 1. Potential endogeneity bias in empirical estimates of the productivity gains from agglomeration economies as a result of (i) reverse causality between productivity and agglomeration economies; and (ii) self-selection of agents into higher productivity areas; 2. Sectoral differences in the productivity gains from agglomeration economies; 3. Spatial decay of the productivity gains from agglomeration economies; and 4. Sources of the productivity gains from agglomeration economies.
  • Pensions and ethnic minorities – Dr Athina Vlachantoni (University of Southampton – Centre for Research on Ageing). February 2012
    The data will be used to explore the pension arrangements among older people from ethnic minorities. The LFS data will inform analysis relating to basic state pension arrangements, while the Understanding Society data will inform analysis relating to occupational and private pension arrangements.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • PhD supervision on labour market discrimination – Dr Marco Ercolani (University of Birmingham – Economics). February 2012
    I am supervising Mr Kai Wai HUANG on his PhD thesis looking at various aspects of discrimination in the UK and US labour markets. This discrimination may occur along gender, ethnic or other characteristics.
  • Pension Policy Modelling – Mr John Adams. February 2012
    Data used internally within the Pensions Policy Institute for modelling the effects of potential and actual reforms to pensions policy on the extent of government expenditure and on distribution of benefits.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Social networks and occupational structure – Dr Paul Lambert (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). February 2012
    Seeking to apply and compare social network analysis, and social interaction distance analysis, to survey data on social connections between occupations. By exploring the empirical patterns of social connections between occupations we anticipate obtaining useful information about the nature of the social stratification structure and the relationship between social stratification and other social structures.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus SHES BHPS.
  • Trade union research – Rachael Mcilroy. February 2012
    Trade union research to support pay bargaining in the NHS and evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body. For the Royal College of Nursing and on behalf of other NHS trade unions.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Modelling demand for low skill/low pay labour – Rebecca Riley (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – NIESR). February 2012
    The objective of this research is to estimate labour demand models for low skill/low pay labour in order to inform the discussion around the employment trade-offs associated with moving to a Living Wage.
  • Barts and East London Hospital Trust Merger: an Equalities and Human Rights Impact Assessment – Asif Afridi. January 2012
    We have been commissioned to conduct an equalities and human rights impact assessment by the NHS team responsible for overseeing the merger of the three London Trusts (Barts and the London, Whipps Cross University, and Newham University NHS Trusts). The aim of the research is to identify issues that will significantly impact on the health inequalities of residents potentially affected by the merger. This exercise will enable the parties to resolve issues identified by the EHRIA as potentially unlawful, discriminatory towards, or having a negative impact with respect to the protected groups identified in the Equality Act 2010. Integrated Household Survey (IHS) data is being requested to identity demographic data pertaining to the three relevant local authorities.
    Other surveys used: IHS.
  • NHS outcomes framework requirement – Mr Michael Moloney. January 2012
    As part of the NHS Outcomes framework, performance indicators are measured using data from various sources. The Labour Force Survey is one of these data sources and will be used to measure performance of the Yorkshire and the Humber SHA.
  • Comprehensive Balance Sheet – Mr Robert Gilhooly. January 2012
    We aim to create a comprehensive balance sheet as an extension to the generational accounting framework. The comprehensive balance sheet aims to: 1. introduce capitalised future income and expenditure to give an indication of sustainability; 2. split the private sector into current and future generations to address intergenerational fairness; 3. record the environment as a capital asset which both generations can consume, while sustainability allows for substitution between different forms of consumption. LCF/EFS data is required to create income and consumption profiles by age. This is similar to the work carried out by Khomen and Weale (2008) "Are we living beyond our means? A comparison of France; Italy; Spain and the United Kingdom".
    Other surveys used: EFS FES.
  • Interegeneration Transfer of Education – Dr Vincent O Sullivan. January 2012
    This project will use UK LFS data to look at the effects of paternal education, paternal earnings and maternal education on the educational outcome of their children. To identify a causal effect we will use an IV strategy which will exploit the raising of the school leaving age in 1970s Britain and union membership.
  • Studying income and expenditure – Dr John Simister (Manchester Metropolitan University – Economics). January 2012
    I wish to analyse income and spending data for two purposes: focusing on whether inequality (the gap between rich and poor) has increased in recent decades and on gender issues (women's earning and spending: do women spend money differently to men?).
    Other surveys used: EFS FES.
  • IFS Green Budget – Ms Wenchao Jin (Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – NA). January 2012
    One chapter will examine the differences in pay and pensions between the public and the private sectors using the Labour Force Survey.
  • Teaching research methods for human resources – Dr Caroline Chapain (University of Birmingham – Business School). January 2012
    The Annual population survey data will be used to familiarise students with analysing it with SPSS. This will be part of research methods course for an MSc in Human resources.
  • Labour market outcomes for STEM occupations – Professor Matthew Harrison. December 2011
    We are conducting our own internal research on the labour market outcomes for people with STEM qualifications and for those working in STEM occupations - with a focus on engineering.
  • The effects of the current economic crisis on the unemployed: A comparative study of the UK; Denmark; France and Spain – Dr Daniel Guinea-Martin. December 2011
    In this research project we aim at analizing the changing composition of the unemployed in the four countries cited in the title in the period 2002-2011. We will distinguish between the short- and long-term unemployed. We have bought the EU-LFS data from Eurostat but in some years the UK data has almost half its sample with missing values in the variable with weights. Also, the UK sample does not contain the category 'Looking after family' in the economic status variable. Maybe we can overcome these difficulties in the EU-LFS database by looking at the British data directly.
  • Labour market assessment – Peter Glover. December 2011
    To inform the preparation of a labour market assessment for the UK. The purpose of this study is to understand the UK position relative to international competitors, its current skills and performance challenges and patterns of skills investment.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • SEBI: Sub-rnational economic and business intelligence – Ms Hilary Metcalf (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – Employment Policy). November 2011
    The study is developing regional economic and business forecasts through analysis of a wide range of data sources. Forecasts will look at business trends, employment, output and investment.
  • Department of Health Board Paper Update – Miss Sarah Woodrow (Open University (OU) – Workforce Intelligence). November 2011
    Skills for Care have been asked to provide a paper to the Department of Health board providing an overview of the demographic diversity of the adult social care workforce. We plan to use the Labour Force Survey to provide a workforce comparison to the adult social care workforce data already held by Skills for Care.
  • The Governance of Resilient Urban Form – Ms Sabina Uffer (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – LSE Cities). November 2011
    We will use the data for a LSE Cities Centre research project on the governance of resilient urban form. Timeless Cities: resilient urban form and governance in the creation of long-term value. The core theme of this project is 'resilience' a concept which is explored primarily in terms of urban form, though also in the context of the ways in which dynamic relations of urban authority, property ownership, financing and development shape both form and its uses over time.
  • Academic research – Dr John Kitching (Kingston University – Small Business Research Centre). November 2011
    The aim of the study is to examine a particular LFS quarterly dataset to identify freelance working mothers.
  • Marriage and Relationships – Mr Nigel Williams. September 2011
    To study the effect of marriage on other life circumstances, and in the effect of other life circumstances and effects on marriage, beginning with unemployment but potentially branching out wider.
  • Thesis supervision – Mr Colin Love (Imperial College London – Business School). September 2011
    I am supervising a postgraduate student's thesis which requires data analysis of employment data for male / female workers in the UK. This is part of a social survey to determin drivers fo female employment in the UK.
  • Well-being and inflation – Professor David Bell (University of Stirling – Economics). September 2011
    This study is intended to examine the trade-off between unemployment and inflation measured in terms of their respective effects on well-being. It will mainly focus on the Euro barometer datasets to develop consistent estimates of the impact of unemployment and inflation on the well-being of the citizens of different European countries.
    Other surveys used: EFS SHES HSE SSA BHPS.
  • Health and population analyses – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). September 2011
    This work investigates socio-demographic and area type variations in health outcomes, both self reported and diagnosed. A variety of datasets are being used here, from survey resources like the HSE, GHS and LFS and population resources like the Vital Statistics.
    Other surveys used: HSE GHS.
  • Wage impact of an earned income tax credit – Mr Gawain Heckley. September 2011
    The aim of the project is to estimate whether or not working families tax credit and subsequently working tax credit and child tax credit impacts on the wages eligible families accepted. Economic theory would suggest yes; all else held constant. It follows from the common finding in the literature that tax credits in the UK have generally raised employment levels. But have they entrenched low wage work?
  • New employment forms – Professor David Marsden (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – Management). September 2011
    To examine changing patterns of employment status in different occupations and particularly patterns of 'extended entry tournaments' and of network building in occupations whose traditional entry paths have eroded since the early 1970s.
  • Checking employment rates – Mr Barry Fong. September 2011
    Looking to see the proportion of households with someone aged between twenty and sixty five in great britain in 2010. This will then be used to help us decide what an optimal field work startegy would be.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Apprenticeships – Mr Joe Perkins. September 2011
    This work is to contribute to a National Audit Office Value for Money study into apprenticeships. As part of this we would like to know the sector in which individuals carried out their apprenticeships (in order to tell if there are differences between sectors). This variable is only available under special licence.
  • Travel Agent Research – Miss Emma Rose Hurst. September 2011
    Research into the employment and recruitment of Travel agents and how the market has changed especially with the financial crisis. We want to separate Travel agents and tour operators which most data combine.
  • Employment in establishments classified as social enterprise – Mr Dan James. August 2011
    The study is a basic descriptive study to examine the characteristics of those defined as employed in social enterprises. The work utilises the new variables SOCENT; SECSOC and SOCOTH introduced in 2010 quarters. A simple pooled wave 1 and 5 dataset will be constructed for 2010; and descriptive analysis of the relevant variables produced. The work is primarily intended to understand if and how the LFS can be used as a data source on understanding social enterprise.
  • Economic Modelling – Dr Keshab Bhattarai (University of Hull – Business School). August 2011
    I have been working on the general equilibrium modelling and eocnometric analysis for UK and other countries for more than ten years.
    Other surveys used: HSE BCS APS EFS IIS NTS EHS.
  • Private sector growth analysis – Ms Hilary Stevens (University of Exeter – Marchmont Observatory). August 2011
    Analysis of the potential of the private sector to generate jobs for redundant public sector workers. Working with the South West RDA to provide analysis and guide to data sources for the Local Employment Partnerships.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Effects of breastfeeding on children's outcomes – Dr Emla Fitzsimons (Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) – Economics). August 2011
    The causal effects of breastfeeding on children's outcomes such as health and cognitive development are little understood. The problem is that breastfeeding is a choice made by parents and so any associations between breastfeeding and outcomes may be confounded by broader socio-economic factors. Even if we control for these as best we can there is still the concern that there are unobserved factors that simultaneously affect the decision to breastfeed and children's outcomes. The aim of this project is to identify the causal effects of breastfeeding on children's outcomes, including cognitive and non-cognitive measures and health. We will identify the causal effects of breastfeeding on children's outcomes using the method of instrumental variables, a technique that recognises that breastfed and non-breastfed children would have different average outcomes even regardless of whether or not they were breastfed, most likely because they differ in background characteristics. The method involves modelling the breastfeeding decision, as a function of all important characteristics in the decision. We believe hospital of birth to be one such important factor. Indeed there is much heterogeneity in UK hospitals in terms of breastfeeding support.
    Other surveys used: MCS MATERNITY SURVEY; 2007 QUALIFIED NURSES; MIDWIVES AND HEALTH VISITORS SURVEY; 1993 SURVEY OF NURSING PAY; CONDITIONS AND JOB CONTENT; 1987.
  • The third sector workforce – Professor Stephen McKay (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). July 2011
    Analysis of the composition of the workforce. A particular interest in the balance of activity in the non-profit sector. Trends in third sector employment. Who works in the third sector and the consequences for labour market outcomes (wages; training; hours).
    Other surveys used: NATIONAL SURVEY OF THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS; 2008 APS.
  • The Care Life Cycle: Responding to the Health and Social Care Needs of an Ageing Society – Dr Richard Shaw (University of Southampton – School of Social Sciences). July 2011
    The UK's population is ageing and, given that older people are the major users of health and social care services, this presents a major challenge for policymakers. As well as increasing the demand for care, population ageing is affecting the supply of care professionals, as the health workforce itself ages. Datasets will be used to inform models predicting the demand for Health and social care and the workforce available to meet that demand.
    Other surveys used: ELSA SURVEY OF SELF-FUNDED ADMISSIONS TO CARE HOMES; 1999-2000 GHS HSE ADULT PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY SURVEY; 2007 UKHLS.
  • Training and labour market progression – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (Cardiff University – Social Science). July 2011
    This study extends analysis of the previous project with the same name. We analyse trends and patterns of access to job-related training and if it leads to labour market progression. One of the reasons for our reanalysis is due to the reweighting of the LFS data.
  • Apprenticeships – Mr Andrew Epps. July 2011
    We are carrying out a study into the effectiveness of the Department for Educations's apprenticeships programme. The LFS will be used to provide information on numbers of people with apprenticeships and to estimate the effect having an apprecinticeship has on lifetime earnings.
  • NW Mental Health Strategy review – Mr Jason Pickles. July 2011
    I am interested in getting access to the supporting data tables to help inform a paper I am drafting related to the recent Mental Health strategy "No Health without Mental Health". I am specifically interested in knowing the results findings in the North West and how these compare more widely.
  • An evaluation of basic skills training in Wales – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). July 2011
    I have a dataset on a group of individuals who have engaged in basic skills literacy and numeracy training. The research will match these people to a control group of similar individuals from the Labour Force Survey in order to compare their labour market outcomes.
  • Health Needs and Resource Allocation – Dr Alexander Gibson (University of Plymouth – School of Applied Pyschosocial Studies; Faculty of Health). July 2011
    To use the HSE to investigate socio-economic and regional variations of morbidity with a view to evaluating equity of resource allocation methodologies and to develop 'bottom-up' resource allocation methodologies (particularly with respect to meeting mental health needs).
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Attractiveness of European regions and cities for residents and visitors – Dr Ian Smith (University of the West of England – Department of Planning and Architecture). July 2011
    As part of a project looking at the relationship between characteristics of regions and their capacity to attract flows of people (such as migrants), I would like to use the ad hoc modules to see whether motivation for migration varies by region and by length of time since migration (distinguishing between recent and lifetime migrants). I would also like to generate some regional (areal) statistics that we can link to place-based characteristics that we have generated in the broader project.
  • Modelling wealth taxes – Ms Kayte Lawton. July 2011
    This project is looking at the feasibility of constructing a model of wealth in the UK among different family types using existing data sources. If we find that there is sufficient data on wealth ownership and transfers in the WAS and/or other household surveys, the next stage of the project will involve constructing the model. In order to do this; we need to draw on existing datasets containing information about wealth ownership and transfers within different households.
    Other surveys used: HSE FRS ELSA GHS HBAI EFS.
  • Employment of refugees – Dr David Owen (University of Warwick – Institute for Employment Research & Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations). June 2011
    The aim of this project is to investigate how successful refugees from different parts of the world are in gaining work. The analysis will investigate the role of skills, qualifications and other personal characteristics in gaining employment, the types of sector employing refugees, whether refugees are over-qualified for the work done and the level of geographical mobility.
  • Disability-induced employment penalties: explaining trends 1998-2010 – Dr Victoria Wass (Cardiff University – cardiff business school). June 2011
    The GHS 1974-2004 shows a generally widening employment gap between the disabled and non-disabled working age population at least until the turn of the century. More recent evidence from the LFS suggests that the gap is narrowing but no evidence from GHS since 2006 is available and there are signs (Baumberg 2011) that the GHS and LFS show different trends. The purpose of this study is to chart and unpick this recent trend. In order to extend this trend until the present day we need access to the General Lifestyle Survey. We will treat the data as cross-sectional data to aid comparability to the earlier GHS, looking at the rates of disability and the employment penalty associated with it. Once we have established the trends we will consider explanations for this including: 1.Observable characteristics of the groups may have changed (education, age etc); 2.Size and composition of the disabled group may have changed (condition, severity of disability); 3. Employer treatment of the disabled may have changed (DDA etc); 4.Changes incentive to work (disability benefits/tax credits etc). We intend to estimate a probit model which would enable us to control for (1) and possibly (2).
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Labour Force Survey – Ms Adela Xu. June 2011
    The data required is for analysis of disability figures, in terms of the population, health statue, housing condition, employment rate and education level compared to their non-disabled peers.
  • Background research for PSE Survey – Ms Kirsten Besemer (Heriot-Watt University – School of the Built Environment). June 2011
    "Poverty and Social Exclusion in the United Kingdom" is a major research project launched in May 2010 and the research will be completed in 2013. The research will develop and repeat 'Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey in Britain in 1999' which itself followed 'Breadline Britain in the 1990s' and 'Breadline Britain 1983'. It will therefore be the fourth in a series of nationally representative surveys that use a consensual measure of minimum necessary living standards and direct measures of material and social deprivation rather than solely relying on proxy income data.
  • Higher Education Participation – Dr Gill Wyness (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – Centre for Economic Performance). June 2011
    This is ongoing research into the impact of fees, grants and loans on higher education participation in the UK. I use the LFS to explore how university participation has changed over time in response to changes in fees, grants and loans.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • BARSORI report – Dr Melanie Simms (University of Warwick – WBS). June 2011
    Bargaining for Social Rights is a project looking at how the interests of precarious workers have (or have not) been represented in social dialogue and collective bargaining over the past 10 years or so. The LFS data is essential background information about the nature and duration of certain forms of precarious work.
  • International migration database – Ms Anne Lund. May 2011
    The data on foreign population stocks in the UK by country of origin and/or by country of birth will be used for analyses of international migration across OECD countries, determinants and consequences of the international migration.
  • Extending working life and Attitudes to pensions – Dr Alan Buckingham (University of Bath – School for health). May 2011
    To review and summarise what is known of public attitudes and behaviour regarding working life - including pensions and provision for retirment, summarise and interpret key findings and establish insights into decision making.
    Other surveys used: BSA ELSA.
  • Time-series demographic trends – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). May 2011
    This research investigates changes in cross-sectional, longitudinal and geographic demographic trends over time. This research includes considerations of variations in fertility, health and migration by ethnic group and social class.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Evaluating EMA – Dr Arnaud Chevalier (Royal Holloway; University of London – Economics). May 2011
    Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) was introduced in England in September 2004 but existed as a pilot in 50 local authorities since 1999. EMA provided 16-19 year old whose parents' income was below a threshold up to 30 a week if enroled in secondary education. The project is to use the pilots as control areas to estimate the effect of EMA on post-16 educational enrolement. We thus compare enrolment in pilot area and in the rest of the country, before and after the policy was introduced nationally. To conduct this project, information on unitary authority and month/year of birth is needed which is why we would like to use the Special License issue of the LFS for 2003; 2004 and 2005.
  • Economic impact of tolls on the Severn crossing – Dr Ian Smith (University of the West of England – Department of Planning and Architecture). May 2011
    I would like to do some simple descriptive analysis on Labour Force Survey data in order to explore the relationships between commuting distance, SIC, SOC, self-employment and region.
  • Women in deregulated labor markets – Miss Gesine Tuitjer. May 2011
    I'm looking for data covering the economic and demographic situation in Europe between 1950-1990. I focus on the incidence of flexible labour and fertility. To illustrate the parallel processes of change for both the labour market and the social real of the family.
  • Who are the White British Muslims? – Mr Muhammad Brice (University of Wales Trinity Saint David). April 2011
    This study aims to build a demographic and socio-economic profile of the minority etho-religious group "White British Muslims". This group is of interest as it represents a minority within a minority (representing some 3% of the Muslim population, which in itself represents some 3% of the total population), but is also a sub-group of the dominant majority ethnic group (White British). The profile will be compared to that of the majority ehtnic group and also to that of the religious group "Muslim" in order to gain a better understanding of just who the White British Muslims are.
    Other surveys used: APS BSA Vital Statistics NSW EHS.
  • LPC report on MW during the recession – Mr Andera Salvatori (University of Essex – ISER). April 2011
    We will look at the effect of the minimum wage during the recession on both the employed and the unemployed. We will look at job retention probabilities and changes in hours for the employed and job finding probabilities for the unemployed.
  • Exploring socio-tenurial polasrisation – Dr R Tunstall (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – SOC POL). April 2011
    I want to explore changes in economic activity of those in different housing tenures over time, to understand further the data presented by John Hills of LSE in his 2007 review of social housing.
  • Material deprivation – Professor Stephen McKay (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). April 2011
    Poverty is sometimes measured using material deprivation indicators - either in addition to income, or instead of income. These have a history dating back to (at least) the 1968-69 Townsend study, with occasional one-off surveys to update. An investigation into their changing scope over time and link to income.
    Other surveys used: FRS LOS MORI LIVING IN BRITAIN POLL; 1983 MILLENNIUM SURVEY OF POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION; 1999 POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN NORTHERN IRELAND; 2002-2003 RELATIVE DEPRIVATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE; 1962 EFS NATIONAL CHILD MEASUREMENT PROGRAMME; 2009-2010 NTS.
  • Compare approaches to analysis of complex survey data – Dr Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva (University of Southampton – S3RI). April 2011
    Part of a project to compare approaches to fit models to complex survey data. We shall fit models using various approaches to the LSYPE data from several waves and will report on issues underlying each model fitting approach and how they compare for this data set and models.
    Other surveys used: EFS LSYPE.
  • Migration and the allocation of social housing – Professor Richard Dickens (University of Sussex – Economics). April 2011
    The project we propose will examine the allocation of social housing and its links with migrant populations. Specifically we will examine whether there is apparent discrimination in the allocation mechanism and how this might be related to political support for minority parties at the local level. It is a common belief among the white British population that the allocation of social housing is unfair, that preference is given to immigrants. But in spite of the importance of this issue; we have little in the way of accurate quantitative evidence on whether immigrants are more or less likely to be in social housing. In our proposed research we will use the Labour Force Survey to investigate the factors associated with being in social housing.
    Other surveys used: EHS SEH.
  • Lone mothers then and now – Ms Tina Haux (University of Essex – ISER). April 2011
    Analysing Marsden's study of lone parents in the 1960s to explore the understanding lone parents had of themselves in terms of their roles as parents, workers and members of an extended and disjointed family and to compare that to their understanding today.
    Other surveys used: FACS.
  • Academic Research – Mr David Pritchard (University of Portsmouth – Institute of Criminal Justice Studies). April 2011
    I want to use this LFS dataset to undertake some background research. I am interested in researching the OBR's forecasts for general government job reductions. I am particularly interested in assessing the LFS's variables such as Industry and Occupation classification, age, and length of tenure.
  • The Economic Impact of Tolls on the Severn Crossings – Dr Ian Smith (University of the West of England – Planning and Architecture). April 2011
    I will use the data to explore the relationship between commuting decisions (using the Severn Crossing) and labour market characteristics (age, gender, occupation). I will be analysing the labour market issues at full economic cost for the team as a whole.
  • Polish immigrants in Greater London – Miss Jadwiga Galka. March 2011
    The aim of my research is to explore areas of concentration, spacial mobility and social distance between Polish and others immigrants in the Greater London. The project thesis concerns issues of the migration of Poles to Great Britain after Poland's enlargement to the European Union. The main goal is to track and predict current and future changes in Poles' residences within the metropolitan area, their regions of origin, socio-demographic structures, and relations with other ethnic groups in London.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Labour market discrimination research – Mr Muhammad Anees. March 2011
    The data will be utilized in the detailed discussion of labour market discrimination in the UK and cross sectional estimation techniques would be implemented following standard oaxaca-blinder techniques for differential analysis along with the recently developed counterfactual distribution techniques developed by Machad0-Mata (2005).
    Other surveys used: HSE EFS GHS BSA ELSA IHS UKHLS.
  • Introduction of under-occupation penalties to Housing Benefit – Mr Alex Fenton (University of Cambridge – Land Economy). March 2011
    In June 2010; the new UK government proposed to reduce Housing Benefit payments to tenants of social landlords who 'under-occupy' - i.e. occupy a dwelling which is smaller than the legislation deems them to require. This research will attempt to quantify the numbers and key characteristics of those affected; especially with reference to London.
    Other surveys used: APS IHS.
  • Ageing Population – Professor Tom Cannon (University of Liverpool – Management). March 2011
    Engaged in study of effects of ageing population on North of England specifically impact on business formation rates at a regional and local level. This to included rates by age; gender and ethnicity of owners and managers.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • The causal relationship between education; health and health related behaviour: Evidence from a natural experiment in England – Dr Nils Braakmann (Newcastle University – Business School - Economics). February 2011
    Exploitation of a natural experiment in England that creates discontinuities in educational attainment between January and February born individuals. Use that to shed light on causal relationship between education and health.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • Employment – Dr Jesus Canduela (Edinburgh Napier University – ERI). February 2011
    Investigating the factors affecting the transition from unemployment into employment.
    Other surveys used: SCS SHES NILTS NICHS IHS.
  • relative income/earnings and life satisfaction in the UK – Dr Tim Hinks (University of the West of England – Economics). February 2011
    Use the postcode data in order to generate relative income terms to be used in happiness equations. Previous work uses relative income terms based on region; province or occupation. The paper would test whether neighbourhood is a better reference group.
    Other surveys used: IHS BCS.
  • Wealth Inequality and Social Policy in Britain – Professor Stephen McKay (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). February 2011
    There has been relatively little thinking; debate or investigation about ‘wealth’ within the social policy community; which has instead focused on poverty. However; there is a strong case for greater thinking and investigation of wealth; and its implications for wider inequality and social policy development. The report of the National Equality Panel has drawn attention to disparities in wealth ownership; and other research (e.g. Dorling; Wilkinson) indicates the potential effects of inequality on a range of social outcomes. I propose to use this data to consider different approaches to conceptualising and measuring wealth; and to compare/contrast its distribution with that of other measures of material well-being (such as income). The effects of different kinds of wealth (pensions; physical; housing) will also be considered.
    Other surveys used: FRS ELSA BSA.
  • Transitiona across 1991 and 2001 ethnicity classifications – Mr Peter Aspinall (University of Kent – Centre for Health Services Studies). February 2011
    Use of LFS Two-Quarter Longitudinal Dataset; October 2000-March 2001 to look at transitions from the 1991 Census ethnic group classification to that for the 2001 Census amongst the same cohort of survey respondents.
  • Review of Licences to Practice and Their Impact – Mr John Forth (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – Employment Studies). December 2010
    The project will estimate the incidence and the labour market effects of licences to practice and other government-sponsored forms of occupational regulation through econometric analysis of the Labour Force Survey and Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings. We will first map all licences to practice at SOC(2000) Unit Group level. We will then apply this mapping to the LFS data in order to estimate the incidence of such licenses to practice (including among subsest of the workforce). We will also estimate the impact of licences to practice on wages; skill acquisition and employment.
  • Happiness; health and unemployment – Professor David Blanchflower (University of Stirling – Economics). December 2010
    examine how the welfare of the UK population is dealing with the onset of the great recession. This is a broad based project involving looking at depression, happiness as well as underemployment with emphasis on the young.
    Other surveys used: BSA SHES HSE FRS NCDS WHS LOS Omnibus.
  • Labour Economics: Theory and Applications – Dr Marco Ercolani (University of Birmingham – Economics). December 2010
    This course provides an introduction to labour economics and econometrics. We will seek an understanding of key labour market phenomena, both analytically and empirically. We will provide a foundation in modern labour economics methods in order to enable students to evaluate research in labour economics and to use its insights in their analysis of labour market policies.
    Other surveys used: EHS.
  • Liverpool Labour Market Accounts – Mr Ben Lonsdale. December 2010
    A study of labour market dynamics within the Liverpool City Region (LCR). This requires extensive modelling of labour market data. LFS data is the best source of data for this study and we need to access LFS data by quarter since 2002; or 2005 at the earliest to the current quarter of data.
  • Monitoring quarterly employment and unemployment dynamics since the onset of jobs crisis – Mr Pascal MARIANNA. December 2010
    These data will be used for the purpose of monitoring quarterly employment and unemployment dynamics since the onset of the jobs crisis for various demographic groups: youth; older workers; women; individual attributes (such as level of education completed) and job characteristics.
  • Validation of own survey data – Dr Giles Atkinson (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – Department of Geography and Environment). November 2010
    To use some of the responses on perceptions of crime to cross-validate with data we have from a survey currently being undertaken; along with colleagues; for a Ministry of Justice project on sentencing
    Other surveys used: BCS.
  • International migration data from labour force surveys – Mr Adam Dennett (UCL – Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis). November 2010
    I will be using to the data to review/assess recent international migration statistics. Data from the labour force survey will be examined and compared with other publicly available data on intra-Europe migration.
  • An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in Wales – Mr Rhys Davies (Cardiff University – Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research; Data and Methods). November 2010
    To produce an analytical report that presents a detailed picture of economic inequality in Wales. The report follows on from the 2010 report 'An Anatomy of Economic Inequality in the UK'. Whilst this report had significant policy impact, the report provided only limited evidence of the nature of economic inequality at sub-national level and was not able to provide information with respect to the nature of economic inequality in Wales. The proposed research programme seeks to address this information gap through the production of a NEP-style report for Wales. The analysis will be based upon data used within the UK report and will include sources such as the Labour Force Survey, the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, Households Below Average Income and the Wealth and Assets Survey. Sources of administrative data pertinent to the analysis of economic inequality in Wales will also be interrogated. We wish to use data from the Annual Population Survey in order to consider the relative economic circumstances of protected groups under the 2010 Equalities Act within Wales (gender, ethnicity, disabled, religious belief). The analysis will focus on employment, educational attainment and earnings. Data on these issues is provided for Wales as part of the Labour Force Survey. However, as the relative number of these groups in our sample is small, we wish to use the Welsh Boost to the Labour Force Survey.
    Other surveys used: APS BCS.
  • trade; tasks and technology – Dr Semih Akcomak. November 2010
    We conduct research that focus on interpreting the recent trends in employment change. Our analysis for the Netherlands show that changes in the division of labour occur at three different levels: the level of the individual worker; the level of the industry and the spatial level. We aim to extend our findings to the case of UK exploring our framework at a more detailed level
  • Migrant Diversity and Individual Wellbeing – Dr Simonetta Longhi (University of Essex – Institute for Social and Economic Research). October 2010
    This is part of an international project on migrant diversity and regional disparities. In this sub-project we will combine different data sources to analyse the impact that cultural diversity (generated by migration) has on different aspects of wellbeing of natives.
  • New Authorships? Digital media and the fields of literary publishing – Dr David Brake (University of Leicester – Media and Communications). October 2010
    As background to planned research into creative writing and the impact of the advent of Web 2.0 I want to establish its extent and any class or educational status biases. The purpose of the overall research programme of which this data is a part is to understand how what it means to be an author and the practices of authorship and publishing may be changing in the UK in response to the availability of new e-book and printing technologies. The aims are: 1) to examine how writers both inside and outside the field of professional authorship perceive their differing writing practices and their relationship with audiences; the traditional publishing industry and emerging alternative publishing outlets like Blogger; Amazon and Lulu. 2) to establish the skills and backgrounds that the authors have who use such new tools – “new authors” - and whether they differ significantly from those of traditional authors. 3) to analyse the inter-relationships between authors; the new organizations which have emerged that provide alternative means of publishing and traditional publishers. As part of this research; a sample of “new authors” in the UK using alternative means to reach audiences – non-traditional publishers or internet publication - will be surveyed to establish their socio-demographic characteristics including education and primary occupation (where their writing is a second job).
  • Who and where are the young unemployed? – Dr David Taylor. October 2010
    The first part of the study comprises a fairly exhaustive cross-section analysis of the current labour market situation of 16-24 year olds compared with the working age population. The second part of the study consists of a time-series analysis of the labour market situation of 16-24 year olds over the duration of the last economic cycle - from the last recession to the present.
  • EU population mapping - Sheffield – Mr Owen Jones. October 2010
    I am intending to use the data from the international passenger survey to contribute to a mapping of EU and Accession state nationals in Sheffield for Sheffield City Council's EU New Arrivals Service so that we can provide better information for service providers working with EU nationals on a day-to-day basis.
  • Migration and skills research – Miss Debra Dhillon. October 2010
    The aim of this research is to expand our knowledge and understanding of the skills, employment and economic activity of EEA and non-EEA migrants within the context of providing a comprehensive picture of labour and skills supply and demand in the UK, one of the primary functions of the UK Commission. Furthermore, in order to better inform priorities concerning skills shortages/gaps, especially under the operation of a migration cap, the aim is to explore employment and skills measures by sector, occupation (including Skills Shortage occupations), country, region of the UK, type of migrant (i.e. EEA/non-EEA) and over time. This will also enhance our ability to respond effectively, with an appropriate evidence base, to questions on migration and to provide more sophisticated advice on the subject. The only detailed source of employment and skills characteristics of migrant populations is the APS/LFS.
    Other surveys used: APS EFS.
  • Regime-switching model – Mr Zoltan Butt (City University London – Factulty of Actuarial Science and Insurance). October 2010
    Preliminary investigation into the relationship between number of working hours and amount of bonus payments within industry sectors. It would involve analysing major labour data from the ONS; and also some industrial sector stock market data; and eventually fitting a regime-switching model to this.
  • PRIMA; EU FP7 project – Ms Marian Raley (Newcastle University – Agriculture; Food; and Rural Development). September 2010
    LFS data will be used in a simulation model which is being developed as a tool for ex ante analysis of EU development policies in rural areas, including the dynamics of socio-economic systems. LFS data relating to job mobility at sub-resional level(changes between states of economic activity; and categories of employment)is sought.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Research – Miss Emanuela Carta. August 2010
    I intend to use this data to analyse factors related to self-employment in UK. The final report will use only aggregate data.
    Other surveys used: APS ELSA TimeUse.
  • Use for transport research at Loughborough University – Dr Chao Wang (Loughborough University – Civil and Building Engineering). August 2010
    The data will be used to analyse the potential demand of Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) in the UK. The research is part of the project: DRT for DRT: Developing Relevant Tools for Demand Responsive Transport.
    Other surveys used: NTS ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2000 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2001 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2009 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2002 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1998 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1999 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2008 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1996 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1997 EFS ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1995 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1993 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1991 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1992 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 2010 ROAD ACCIDENT DATA; 1994.
  • Rapid Impact Assessment: Housing Benefit Cuts and the Private Rental Market (PRS) – Mr Alex Fenton (University of Cambridge – Land Economy). August 2010
    A range of changes the calculation Housing Benefit paid to private tenants are being brought in from April 2011 onwards. In many cases these will mean reductions in the amounts paid to tenants to meet their rent. This research will model the effect of such reductions on household income; and provide indications of the number; location and characteristics of households who will move below poverty measures as a result. The study will look at the effects of planned changes to the way that Local Housing Allowance / Housing Benefit is calculated. The government's impact assessment shows from administrative data that around two-thirds of LHA/HB claimants in the private rented sector will receive smaller payments; and the study is intended to identify measures which will mitigate or reduce harmful outcomes for claimants and housing markets. Therefore; it will look further at the effects on current claimants; and on the implications for the development of the private rented housing sector. A major part of the former aim will be met by modelling the effects of the changes on the whole budgets of household / benefit units. This will be used to describe the numbers and broad characteristics of households who are likely to be unable to continue to afford their current rented accommodation.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI SEH.
  • Training and labour market progression – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (University of Birmingham – Institute of Applied Social Studies). August 2010
    This study aims to examine who receives work-related training and its labour market outcomes. A distinction will be made between employer and self-funded training. It also explores variations between different types of 'low-earners' such as lone parents; people with disabilities and ethnic minorities. The outcomes of training include earnings; job satisfaction and transitions into work for the unemployed.
  • Identifying social and economic push and pull factors for migration to the UK – Dr R Kausar (University of Surrey – Economics). July 2010
    The main focus of this study concerns examining the impact that this potential new wave of immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania will pose for the hosting economy; and local communities therein. The project will explore the role of socio-economic and demographic push and pull factors and should provide a rounded perspective on likely settlement patterns of those potential migrants and their occupational choices using estimation techniques based on examining data on recent migration flows to the UK; especially from A8 countries following EU enlargement in 2004. This will be done using the Labour Force Survey (LFS); National Insurance Numbers Issued to Overseas Nationals (NINo); the Worker Registration Scheme (WRS); the International Passenger Survey and Eurobarometer Survey. The significance of the research should provide extensive information for local communities; the general public; academics and policy makers and also by providing an empirically based evidence to enable public opinion to make more informed judgments at the local level. This is a co-funded research project between ESRC and DCLG at 50%.
    Other surveys used: BSA APS.
  • An Evaluation of the 'Want2Work' Pilot – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). July 2010
    This work will be a continuation of an earlier project in which we evaluated the impact of the Want2Work programme in Wales; which attempted to move individuals from long-term unemployment and inactivity into work.
  • Pop Music Studies; – Dr Christian Kennett (University of Westminster – Music). July 2010
    Background statistical research from 1991 and; where feasible; 2001 Census data to help me analyse patterns of BME representation within academic music departments in the UK; especially those with a musical focus other than Western classical music. Data would be cited in a forthcoming 7;000 word article for Popular Music (UK journal)
  • Occupational change – Dr Gary Slater (University of Bradford – Development and Economic Studies). July 2010
    To analyse secular shifts within the UK occupational structure in the light of the developing 'polarisation' of jobs thesis. This will involve detailed analysis of trends in occupational structure at a detailed level of description. In parallel to analysis of job growth the changing nature of the wage structure will also be investigated.
  • Trends in attainment – Mr Paul Bolton (House of Commons Library – Statistics). June 2010
    Trends in GCSE attainment of white working class boys v suitable comparators, i.e. white working class girls, other ethnic groups with a similar social background. From late 1980s to the present.
    Other surveys used: APS LSYPE FES.
  • European comparative research – Dr Guglielmo Meardi (University of Warwick – Warwick Business School). June 2010
    Study of migration and employment; for a EU FPT project (www.gusto-project.eu) on uncertainty and labour market policies; including a comparison with Spain (National Migrants Survey) and a focus on the construction and health sectors.
  • TSRC – Dr Domenico Moro (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). June 2010
    What attracts people to working in this sector; and what are the implications for their work identities and career trajectories? How can we understand the nature of relationship between paid and unpaid work in the sector? Are there distinctive ways of managing and running third sector organisations?
  • Labour Force Survey – Mr Yung Leung (University of Southampton – School of Geography). June 2010
    An ESRC-funded project to create spatio-temporal density models of post-census daytime and workplace populations using Quarterly Labour Force Survey data combined with other publicly available leisure; employment and education datasets.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse.
  • Income/savings/expenditure of households with university age members/dependents – Mr Joseph Hamed. June 2010
    This is exploratory analysis to inform department of business innnovation and skills policy makers about the resources of households with university age or near university age members. We are interested in the income level; sources of income as well as savings behaviour.
    Other surveys used: FRS EFS.
  • History of childhood in the twentieth century – Ms Fran Abrams. May 2010
    I am gathering information for a history of childhood during the 20th Century; to be published in 2011 by Atlantic Books. In particular I am interested in information about children and work since World War Two - what are the trends with regard to paid work by children in the UK.
    Other surveys used: FACS.
  • LIMEW International Comparisons – Mr Willis Walker. May 2010
    To produce estimates of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing for the United Kingdom for 1994 and 2000; in order to make international comparisons on household economic wellbeing between the US; Canada; Germany; France and the UK.
    Other surveys used: FRS FES TimeUse BHPS NTS Omnibus EFS.
  • Labour Force Surveys – Mr Yung Leung (University of Southampton – School of Geography). May 2010
    Population 24/7: space-time specific population surface modelling (ESRC Award RES-062-23-1811) Creation of spatial density models of post-census daytime and workplace populations. Labour Force Survey data to be used in calibrating the workplace density weights based on working time and pattern of the standard industry classification.
  • Equality and Housing in the UK – Mr Nicholas Pleace (University of York – Centre for Housing Policy). May 2010
    A study reviewing existing research and datasets to look at inequality and its relationship with housing. This will include looking at the associations between housing pathways and ethnicity, culture, gender and disability.
    Other surveys used: HSE.
  • The ins and outs of UK unemployment – Dr Jennifer Smith (University of Warwick – Economics). May 2010
    To construct a monthly panel covering labour market status; wages; and reason for any status change. The project will examine factors behind unemployment fluctuations by decomposing changes in unemployment into those due to inflows (separations; themselves divided between layoffs and quits) and ouflows (job hires). Further stages in the project will investigate whether wage rigidity in either existing job or for new hires lies behind observed cyclical fluctuations in flows. The research studies unemployment in the UK and its determinants; focusing on the role of changes in gross flows. The analysis is statistical and graphical. To analyse the proximate determinants of unemployment; gross flows are used; which requires matching individuals over time. The relevant matching variables are only available now in the Special License Access data. 4-digit SOC variables might also be used in the future. These would be used to aggregate individuals into broad skill categories; to investigate gross flows relating to particular skill groups. In no case would the 4-digit SOC of any individual or small group of individuals be disclosed. Interest would focus on skill groups (with up to ten such groups defined; covering the whole labour force). Journal articles; including in Oxford Review of Economic Policy (2011) and National Institute Economic Review (2011). Presentation to ONS conference on Labour Market Statistics; March 2011.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Interethnic Unions in the EU – Dr Raya Muttarak. April 2010
    The data will be used for a postdoctoral project funded by Marie Curie Intra-European fellowship on interethnic unions and consequences of such unions on children's well-being in the EU. The project investigates two main research questions 1) Trends and patterns of interethnic partnerships; and 2) Health and well-being of mixed ethnic children compared to second generation and native children.
    Other surveys used: FOURTH NATIONAL SURVEY OF ETHNIC MINORITIES; 1993-1994.
  • Relocation of Public Sector Workers in the UK – Dr Giulia Faggio (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); University of London – Spatial Economics Research Centre). April 2010
    The 2010 Budget includes an independent review (Ian Smith’s review; March 2010) of public sector relocation in the UK. The Smith Review follows in the footsteps of the Lyons Review (2004) proposing a further relocation of 15;000 civil servants out of the London within the next five year. The Lyons' target of relocating 20;000 civil servants out of London and the South East was achieved almost a year ahead of schedule. According to the government; public sector relocation may answer a multiplicity of purposes: It may result in substantial cost savings (particularly in the long-run); allow the modernization of public services; boost regional development and enhance devolution. The debate on public sector relocation is not new. The first government-sponsored independent review was commissioned in the 1960 (Flemming 1963); followed by the Hardman Review (1973) and by the Lawson-Thatcher review (1988). Notwithstanding the attention given by the Government to the subject; there is no robust evidence on the effects of public sector relocation on the individuals who accepted to relocate and on the individuals who were already living and working in the areas chosen for the relocation (destination areas). The purpose of requesting the Labour Force Survey: Special Licence data is to fill this gap. We would like to trace public sector workers who accepted to relocate; what happened to them in terms of employment; career prospects; family decisions; and consumption patterns. We would also like to trace the impact of these relocations on the individuals who were already living and working in the areas chosen for relocation. Was there a crowing out of private sector activity in favour of the public sector? Were newly graduates more likely to remain and look for work in the area? Was there a reduction in unemployment levels? Was there a multiplier effect of increased consumption in the area? The Government has recently minimised the possible crowding out of private sector activity; claiming a positive impact of increased consumption in the area. We would like to test those hypotheses.
    Other surveys used: EFS FES.
  • Migration Impact in Barnsley – Dr Chris Forde (University of Leeds – Business School). April 2010
    To identify numbers and patterns in migration in Barnsley; Yorkshire and compare this to patterns in Yorkshire and the Humber and in the UK. The project will gather data on the employment experiences of economic migrants.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Labour Force Survey derived ethnicity proportions – Dr Lawrence Singer. April 2010
    To obtain up to date estimate of ethnicity proportions to compare with those currently available from 2001 Census so that a best estimate of representation of members of Black and Minority ethnic groups compared with those from white groups in the Criminal Justice System can be obtained.
  • Vulnerable workers: concepts; measures and characteristics – Mr John Forth (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – Employment Studies). April 2010
    The proposed study will further investigate the nature of vulnerability and its implications for unfair treatment in the labour market using the 2008 Fair Treatment at Work Survey (FTWS 2008). The project will involve a conceptualisation of the notion of vulnerability in employment; compilation of measures of unfair treatment from FTWS 2008 and analysis of FTWS 2008 to identify the characteristics of employees and jobs that are associated with the experience of unfair treatment.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Skills requirements in Scottish Economy to 2015 – Mr John Houston (Glasgow Caledonian University – Economic Studies & International Business). April 2010
    To ascertain the occupational and sectoral composition of the Scottish Labour Market and to predict the qualifications' demand (sub-Degree) between 2010 and 2015 and to comment on the capacity of the certificate-awarding authorities (e.g. City & Guilds; SQA) to meet the apparent demands.
  • Valuing the Certificated Training Outcomes of the ECITB – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). March 2010
    This project will value the outputs produced by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). In particular; it will use Labour Force Survey data to estimate the wage returns received by individuals who complete an apprenticeship or other vocational qualification; in the ECITB sector.
  • Changes in union representation – Mr John Forth (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – Employment Studies). March 2010
    The research will examine recent trends in union membership; along with the impact of government legislation on union membership and the effects of unions on wages and employment in the UK.
  • LFS Analysis of Temporary Work – Dr Hilary ingham (Lancaster University – Economics). March 2010
    To analyse the determinants of flows into and out of fixed-term contarcts in the UK. In particular the work focuses on the characteristics of the individuals that are likely to be in temporary positions and questions whether fixed-term posts lead to permanent jobs or whether they only lead to other short term posts or unemployment.
  • e-skills labour market analysis – Mr peter hounsome. March 2010
    Data is used to provide an analysis of changes in the labour market for IT and Telecoms staff. This analysis is then distributed amongst a variety of users including public/private employers, individuals and educational establishments. Quarterly data from ONS has been utilised in this manner since 2002 and has traditionally been accessed via their own Supercross service (which will be discontinued.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus APS.
  • Labour Force Survey 2001 – Dr Vadim Grinevich (University of Cambridge – Architecture). February 2010
    The data requested will be used to complete a Social Accounting matrix for the UK as part of an EPSRC funded project on Regional Visions of Integrated Sustainable Infrastructure Optimised for Neighbourhoods
  • Leeds University – Dr Keith Hurst (University of Leeds – Health and Social Care Centre). February 2010
    Labour workforce analysis for Skills for Health and its relation to National Health Service Workforce Planning and Development. These data will be used to benchmark UK areas and indicate when an organisation is an outlier.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Leeds University – Dr Keith Hurst (University of Leeds – Health and Social Care Centre). February 2010
    Labour workforce analysis for Skills for Health and its relation to National Health Service Workforce Planning and Development. These data will be used to benchmark UK areas and indicate when an organisation is an outlier.
  • Minimum Wage and Recessions – Dr Panos Sousounis (University of the West of England – Economics). February 2010
    This study investigates the impact of minimum wage legislation on human capital and labour market outcomes of young low paid workers who enter the labour market during an economic downturn.
  • Assessing skills needs of the UK Process and Manufacturing sector – Mr Andy Challis. February 2010
    Proskills UK is the Sector Skills Council for the Process and Manufacturing sector in the UK and is to assess the current and future skill needs of the industries in our footprint. We use a wide range of datasets to provide information on the size, shape, and skills needs of the industries that we represent.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Mental Health Profile for Greater Glasgow and Clyde – Dr Deborah Shipton. January 2010
    These data will contribute to a project which aims to gather information on mental health and its determinants; including crime; from a broad range of current sources to provide a comprehensive up-to-date understanding of adult mental health issues in the region. This will involve describing non-violent neighbourhood crime; perceptions of local crime; racial discrimination; partner abuse and neighbourhood violent crime in Glasgow and relevant administrative geographies. The project is supported by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
    Other surveys used: APS HSE SHES GHS SCS.
  • The role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics – Dr Thomas Suesse. January 2010
    I am working at the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology; University of Wollongong; with Profs. David Steel and Ray Chambers in a major ARC/ESRC Linkage International project on the role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics. You can find a brief description of the project here http://cssm.uow.edu.au/projects/index.html#The entitled "The role of households; neighbourhoods and networks in social statistics". We want to investigate several models that use households as explanatory variables for the covariances model. A better specified covariance model should lead to more efficient estimates of the mean-model (the mean of a response variable is also modeled in terms of explanatory variables). A standard approach would be a multi-level model that uses household as a level. We want to investigate more complex models that account for the heterogeneity of households. The BHPS; the general household survey and the Scottish household survey contain detailed information of the complete household and relationships among household members; which can be rarely found.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • The staff market forces factor component of the resource allocation weighted capitation formula – Professor Stephen Morris (UCL – UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health). January 2010
    The Market Forces Factor (MFF) is part of the weighted capitation formula for allocating resources across NHS hospitals in England. It compensates for unavoidable geographical differences in the cost of providing healthcare services. The present method of calculating the Staff MFF uses the General Labour Market (GLM) method and results from the review of the MFF which was undertaken by myself and fellow investigators and reported in ‘Review of the Market Forces Factor following the introduction of Payments by Results (2005): Exploring the General Labour Market Method’ (2006)’. These recommendations were adopted by the Department of Health and are detailed in Report of the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation; Department of Health 2008. This same team is now being asked to bring the MFFs up-to-date for financial years 2011-2012. Under the present method the staff MFF is estimated using individual level observations on the earnings of private sector employees using the Office for National Statistics (ONS) dataset the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE). The observations are pooled across several years to increase the sample size for each local area and an adjustment for higher responsibility is introduced; where this is estimated using the Labour Force Survey (LFS). The MFF report cited above was written by a team at the Health Economics Research Unit (University of Aberdeen; team members: Professor Robert F. Elliott (PI); Dr Diane Skåtun; and Dr Ada Ma); along with Professors Nigel Rice (University of York); Matthew Sutton (University of Manchester) and. It is available for download at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Managingyourorganisation/Financeandplanning/Allocations/DH_4108515 The Market Force Factors (MFF) compensates hospitals across England for unavoidable geographical differences in the cost of providing healthcare services. It is often argued that jobs with more responsibilities tend to be found in company headquarters located in metropolitan areas such as City of London. The higher pay observed in those areas are to compensate the employees for the higher responsibilities they held; if this factor is unadjusted the MFF estimated for metropolitan areas could potentially be biased upwards. The MFF are calculated at the Local Authority District (LAD; also known as Unit Authorities) geography level using the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE).
  • SOM project – Mr Daniel Wunderlich (University of Sheffield – Politics). January 2010
    The comparative and cross national study is looking at the politicisation of migration in the UK and analyses whether and how political and discursive opportunity structures affect this process. For further information on the project see www.som-project.eu
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Measure of discriminations on the labor market – Mr Jugnot Staphane. December 2009
    The statistical analysis is sometimes used to measure the discriminations on labor market; even if such analyses give only assumptions; contrary to testings. According to categories or classification about ethnic origins which are used for analysis; results can changed. British data propose various questions to define identity. Then it is possible to study how results vary according to the used classifications.
  • Research paper – Professor Akio Inui. December 2009
    I am researching comparative study of labour market change from the end of eities to nineties between UK and Japan. I will use the data for my coming paper in Japanese.
  • Adult upskilling – Mr Geoff Mason (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – Economics). December 2009
    Analysis to support project on Adult Upskilling. The principal aims of this analysis will be to explore the determinants of adult (ages 25-64) participation in education and training.
  • LFS - Variance Estimation for Measures of Change – Dr Pedro Luis do Nascimento Silva (University of Southampton – Statistical Sciences Research Institute). December 2009
    The intended use of the UK Labour Force Survey matched quarter datasets is for a research project investigating several alternative estimators of variance for measures of change between adjacent quarters; of same quarters in adjacent years. This project is supported by a research grant from ESRC.
  • The Labour Market in Scotland – Dr John Sutherland (University of Glasgow – Economics). December 2009
    The aim of the project is to examine the impact of the recession on the labour market in Scotland; focussing upon changes in industry and occupation 'stocks' initially; before progressing to analyse transitions between labour market states such as unemployment; unemployment etc.
  • To inform government research about digital exclusion – Miss Hilary Anderson. December 2009
    Ofcom is the UK regulator for broadcast; telecoms and spectrum. Part of its responsibilites relate to understanding why people do have broadband services and thus excluded from online government resources. Ofcom is undertaking research into this and needs a way of matching research data to the UK population - thus requiring access to government large scale survey and census data. Funding - mixture of central government funding and money from broadcast and telecoms licence payers (BBC; ITV; BT etc)
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Earnings Distribution – Dr Mark Andrew (City University – Finance). December 2009
    The intention is to use data sets with labour market information in a research project for the National Housing Policy and Advice Unit (NHPAU) for modelling the earnings distribution at a sub-regional level.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Inequalities & Health in the BHPS – Dr Cara Booker (University of Essex – Insitute for Social and Economic Research). December 2009
    I will be using the BHPS data to explore social inequalities and various aspects of mental and physical health.
    Other surveys used: BHPS BCS70 NCDS.
  • Dynamics of Worklessness – Ms Nicki Schiessel. December 2009
    This data will be used for a longitudinal study of the demographics of those whose worklessness status has changed in the West Midlands between 2004 and 2008.
  • PhD Research - OHS – Mr Diego Canciani (London South Bank University – Art and Human Sciences). November 2009
    The data will be used to compare the occupational health and safety incidents per 100.000 workers of England and Italy.
  • Dynamics of Worklessness – Ms Nicki Schiessel. November 2009
    Regional research report looking at the dynamics of worklessness in the Region - this element is particularly focused on demographics of people whose economic status has changed over the past year.
  • Imputing Labour Mobility – Dr Graeme Beale. November 2009
    I will be using this data to impute labour mobility. This is part of a project on how people's housing aspirations are changing as a result of the credit crunch.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Examining relationships between age, gender and employment – Dr Wendy Loretto (University of Edinburgh – Business School). November 2009
    The data will be used to inform part of a chapter on the interactions between gender and age in employment. The chapter is for a book on managing an ageing workforce.
  • Studying Quality of Jobs – Mr Luc Cloutier (University of Manchester – School of Social Sciences). November 2009
    This project aims to compare job quality in the UK and Canada by using a new typology with LFS's data. We want to compare the job quality's evolution in these two countries during the last decade from a typology wich combines wages, hous or work, skills and stability.
  • LFS data for analysis 92 - current date – Mrs Angela Townsend. November 2009
    I intend to use the data to analyse the changes in occupation, qualification and employment status to support the BIS consultation on advanced manufacturing clusters. Also to analyse occupational profiles for particular sectors to support knowledge about qualifications and employment for particular occupations within science and engineering sectors.
  • Automotive Retail Sector LMI – Mr Alan Torrance. October 2009
    To provide Labour Market Intelligence on the Automotive Retail Sector in line with the requirements of the UKCES and the Institute of the Motor Industry's role as a Sector Skills Council.
  • ESPON Agglomeration Project – Dr Marianne Sensier (University of Manchester – Economics). October 2009
    I would like to access historical local area LFS data on eductional qualification attainment as a % of the working age population in an area (from 1980-1999).
  • state of working britain – Mr Alex Bryson (National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – Employment). October 2009
    For use in analyses of union density; union wage premium and union joining for a book chapter for 'the state of working britain'; a CEP book to be published by OUP.
    Other surveys used: BSA.
  • Designing Sociological Research – Miss Beth Charles (University of Sussex – Soccul). October 2009
    I want to know how to use ESDS for any future assignments regarding the Labour Force Survey and I would therefore be able to understand more about the figures provided.
  • Estimating the number of deaf blind people in the UK – Dr Janet Robertson (Lancaster University – Division of Health Research). October 2009
    A review of existing estimates of the number of deafblind people in the UK by the Investigator for the Sponsor (SENSE).
    Other surveys used: FRS HSE GHS NTS SHES ELSA BHPS APS HBAI WHS NICHS LIW MCS.
  • Exploring walking and cycling behaviour in Scotland – Dr Yusak Susilo (University of the West of England – Architecture and Planning). October 2009
    Has been commisioned by NHS Scotland to map datasets that related with walking and cycling behaviour in Scotland overtime. I am planning to use some multivariate stastistical analysis to explore the relationships between individual socio-demographic; built environment factor and cycling and walking behaviour in Scotland.
    Other surveys used: SHES BSA APS SSA HSE SEH NTS Omnibus.
  • ONS omnibus legal service use profile comparison – Miss Victoria Brown. October 2009
    This was a survey of adults aged 16+ in England and Wales who had used legal services. Weighting was applied to match profile of legal service users from the ONS Omnibus in terms of gender/age, GOR and use of services. What I need to do is profile the weighted sample and comment on how it compares with the population of England and Wales.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI.
  • Labour Force Survey Quarterly – Mr Antonino Barbera Mazzola. September 2009
    The Evidence and Equality at Work division of the Government Equalities Office will use the Labour Force Survey to analyse the economic outcomes and labour market experiences of different groups of the population. The findings would inform the department, the department's ministers, relevant stakeholders and government policy in general.
  • Analysis of Transport Data within the Scottish Household Survey – Dr Brian Livingston (University of Glasgow – Urban Studies). September 2009
    I want to use the Scottish Household Survey as part of a project which seeks to establish a baseline analysis of transport data for Glasgow ahead of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
  • COI: Social Care Recruitment Research – Mr Matthew North. September 2009
    Tangible Data have been commissioned by the Central Office of Information to research the demographics of key Social Care occupations. This will in turn be shared with the Department of Health to inform a recruitment strategy to plug key gaps within these occupations.
  • Work Related Training – Dr Jesus Canduela (Napier University – ERI). September 2009
    We recently completed a literature review exercise on work related training research. Using this, we have created a set of hypothesis that need to be checked by building a statistical model of work related training.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Labour Market Conditions – Dr Liliana Hiris (The Robert Gordon University – Accounting, Finance and Economics). September 2009
    This research is looking into labour market conditions in Romania, related to the spread in inequality and polarisation of earnings. The question of regional variation in social and labour market outcomes is to be further explored, and changes over time are to be investigated.
  • Pathways – Miss Louisa Arnold. September 2009
    The research project I am affiliated with analyses data from the British Cohort Studies (BCS70). My task is to link the BCS70 individual level data with regional data describing the econimic situation in the year 1986. This way we want to negotiate educational aspirations (BCS70)and local opportunities (regional labor market statistics)in adolescence and see how the latter influences the former.
  • Pathways – Miss Louisa Arnold. September 2009
    The research project I am affiliated with analyses data from the British Cohort Studies (BCS70). My task is to link the BCS70 individual level data with regional data describing the econimic situation in the year 1986. This way we want to negotiate educational aspirations (BCS70)and local opportunities (regional labor market statistics)in adolescence and see how the latter influences the former.
  • Green jobs – Ms Kayte Lawton. September 2009
    Green-collar jobs are well-paid; career track jobs that contribute directly to preserving or enhancing environmental quality. They range from low-skill; entry-level positions to high-skill; higher-paid jobs; but include opportunities for advancement in both skills and wages.
    Other surveys used: APS EFS FRS.
  • UK-Poland comparison of disabled employment rates – Dr Victoria Wass (Cardiff University – cardiff business school). September 2009
    Foreign nationals injured in the UK through the fault of another are entitled in law to financial compensation to cover future losses including from lost employment chances. Where the injured is returning to his/her country of origin, the courts require information as to their future employment chances abroad as compared to the UK. Employment chances for the UK that are currently used by the courts are estimated using the UK LFS. In order to make comparisons with published statistics in other countries matched statistics for the UK LFS need to be calculated. I am providing advice in a legal case concerning an injured Polish National. I am using the UKLFS Q4 in order to compare UK employment rates by sex, age, disability status, educational achievement (and previous employment status) with those published in Poland in order to advise the courts on an appropriate adjustment to the UK damages calculation where the claimant is returning to his home country of Poland.
  • Work Related Training – Professor Robert Raeside (Edinburgh Napier University – Emloyment Research Institute). September 2009
    The data is required to allow analysis to test hypothesis on work related training which is intended to be part of journal articles.
    Other surveys used: APS WORKPLACE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SURVEY; 2004: CROSS-SECTION SURVEY; 2004 AND PANEL SURVEY; 1998-2004; WAVE 2 SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLD SURVEY; 1999-2000 NICHS.
  • Monitoring poverty and social exclusion – Miss Anushree PAREKH. September 2009
    Analysis of trends in low income by various characteristics like family type, age, gender, ethnicity, work status etc. to form an annual report that is released in the public domain.
    Other surveys used: FRS HBAI HSE BHPS NTS EFS SEH APS Omnibus GHS BCS.
  • Descriptive Statistics and Econometrics – Professor Peter Urwin (University of Westminster – Westminster Business School). September 2009
    Using LFS data to describe how marginal groups progress from unemployment to employment (including self-employment) and also tracking flows in the opposite direction. The aim is to then model these labour flows during different periods of differing labour market conditions.
  • Pathways – Miss Louisa Arnold. September 2009
    The research project I am affiliated with analyses data from the British Cohort Studies (BCS70). My task is to link the BCS70 individual level data with regional data describing the econimic situation in the year 1986. This way we want to negotiate educational aspirations (BCS70)and local opportunities (regional labor market statistics)in adolescence and see how the latter influences the former.
  • Black Africans in Britain: Integration or segregation? – Dr Lavinia Mitton (University of Kent – SSPSSR). September 2009
    Quantatitive research on Black Africans in Britain involving exploring how useful secondary analysis of existing survey data is in accessing the diversity of Black Africans'experience of integration.
    Other surveys used: SEH GHS.
  • Intergeneration Mobility Research – Mr Bilal Nasim (University of Bristol – CMPO). August 2009
    Researching the dependency of childhood outcomes on parental Socio-economic status. The NCDS is required for this purpose and for research on the composition and determinants of the self employed in the UK.
    Other surveys used: NCDS BCS70.
  • Bioscience – Mr Peter Brogan. August 2009
    Look at data set for the semta footprint. Labour Market Information Briefing to ensure we include the most relevant/important information in the full Bioscience Skills Balance Sheet that stakeholders would find most useful.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Interethnic Unions in the EU – Raya Muttarak (University of Oxford – Sociology). August 2009
    This projects aims to conduct a cross-national analysis of interethnic partnerships in the European Union. The study focuses on partnerships between natives and immigrants because interethnic union has long been regarded as an indicator of integration. Focusing on the 27 member states of the EU, this research will explore two main themes: 1) trends and patterns of interethnic partnerships; and 2) socioeconomic well-being of offspring of interethnic unions.
    Other surveys used: GHS MCS APS LSYPE.
  • Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion – Tom MacInnes. August 2009
    Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion is an annual report New Policy Institute carries out for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It containss analysis of statistics relating to low income; unemployment; homelessness and education; among other issues. As well as presenting the data in a clear; understandable form; it also carries some commentary on the policy implications of the findings.
    Other surveys used: BCS FRS HBAI BSA HSE NTS SEH.
  • Exploring salaries of those working in children's services in the UK – Miss Ruth Puig-Peiro (University of London School of Economics – Personal Social Services Research Unit, Social Policy). August 2009
    We try to estimate the costs of provinding parenting programmes in the UK. For this purpose, we need to identinfy the salary of those working in children's services.
  • Monitoring poverty and social exclusion – Mr Guy Palmer. August 2009
    Maintenance of 100 key indicators of poverty and social exclusion both for the UK as a whole and for regions within it. Subjects covered include income, work, education, health, housing, crime and neighbourhoods. See www.poverty.org.uk
    Other surveys used: NICHS EFS HSE FRS APS LIW BCS SCS WHS Omnibus HBAI FES EHS NSW.
  • Statistical Research to Improve LFS Estimates of Educational Attainment – Mr David Thomson. August 2009
    We have been commissioned to investigate a method of improving estimates of highest qualification held by the working age population, currently derived from Q4 LFS data.
  • LFS data for dissertation – Miss Spriha Dutt (University of Southampton – Economics). August 2009
    I am doing my dissertation on "The Impact of Immigration on the UK Labour Market". My thesis is an extension to a previous study by Dr. Christian Dustmann and the LFS data is the main source of data for it. I need the cross-sectional data on levels of education of migrants and natives in UK and their employment status (whether employed or unemployed) for the period 1983-2008.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Expert witness report – Mr Raymond Storry. August 2009
    The data is for an experts report in connection with an equal pay case that is to be heard by an Employment Tribunal. My duty is to assist the Court in reaching its decision and not to the client or instructing solicitor.
  • Effect of Education on Marital Outcomes – Dr Dan Anderberg (Royal Holloway; University of London – Economics). July 2009
    In this project we will consider how education affects marital outcomes: if you marry; whom you marry and if the marriage lasts. In the future the project will also consider impact of education on fertility outcomes.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus BCS70.
  • Employment in the creative industries Northern Ireland – Dr Tony Dignan. July 2009
    The data are to assist in the development of a Digest of Arts Statistics for Northern Ireland. The primary specific use of the data is to estimate a time-series of employment in the creative industries, based on industry, occupation and employment status.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Engineering Skills Balance Sheets – Mr Reg DSouza. July 2009
    Engineering skills balance sheets review the demand for skills from employers, the available supply of education and learning, key gaps and mismatches. They play a critical role in aligning the supply of education and training with the needs of employers and the regional economy.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Learning and Work in Later Life – Stephen McNair (University of Surrey – Political, International and Policy Studies). July 2009
    I require access for a study into training and employment of people over 50. We are examining the reasons why participation in training declines with age, and how far it mirrors other age related changes in the labour market.
    Other surveys used: ELSA.
  • Determinants of work-related illness and injury with a focus on NHS workers – Miss Priscillia Hunt. July 2009
    We will compile statistics on safety, health and well-being in UK workplaces, in health-related professions, and in the NHS. We will use these statistics to predict the likelihood of a person to be injured or ill given certain information (e.g. age, employment occupation, sex, industry sector, region). A special emphasis will be put on workers in different health-related occupations. This analysis is part of a larger project examining health and well-being in the UK.
  • Impact of disability on employment – Dr Victoria Wass (Cardiff University – cardiff business school). June 2009
    Purpose is to up-date previous study based on LFS 1998-2003 which estimates the employment effects of disability. Intention to compare results of UK LFS with LFS for Poland (PLFS) where treatment of disabled is quite different to the UK.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Daytime population modelling project – Professor David Martin (University of Southampton – Geography). June 2009
    Modelling geographical distribution of daytime populations. Working from 2001 census base; the objective is to created gridded population models for continuous days and times; updated to 2006. ESDS data is being used to provide general profiles of working patterns by industry and used in combination with NOMIS data in order to estimate size of workforce present under different scenarios.
    Other surveys used: NTS.
  • The Public Sector and the Living Wage – Dr Paul Seaman (University of Dundee – Economic Studies). June 2009
    This analysis will examine the potential costs and benefits of introducing a living wage commitment in the public sector. The analysis will examine the effects of both a UK (national) living wage, and also one disaggregated by region.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Estimation of earning profiles for UK workers – Dr Andrew Hildreth. June 2009
    To estimate earnings profiles and earnings distribution of certain types of workers in the UK for potential legal action involving UK workers in US courts.
  • Life of employment – Dr Mariangela Zenga. June 2009
    I'd like to use the data to study the life of employment, in particular I will investigate the job cycle of a person and the period of unemployment. I will use The Dagum distribution (with right and left censored data) to study the distribution of the time of employment and unemployment.
    Other surveys used: NILFS BCS APS BHPS BCS70 LSYPE.
  • Research for ESTIC – Dr Andrew Stevens (Anglia Ruskin University – AIBS). June 2009
    I intend to use the data to prepare a research report for ESTIC - the Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock Infrastructure Consortium, for a project investigating the effect of the economic downturn on the various districts and boroughs within the county.
  • Assessing the the regional economic performance of the North-East – Mr John Pritchard (University of Sheffield – Geography). June 2009
    Assessing the the regional economic performance of the North-East, looking at indicators such as education levels, gross disposable household income, New VAT registrations, Employment rates, Unemployment rates, Economic inactivity rates.
  • Immigrants from Turkey – Dr Ali Tasiran (Middlesex University – Economics and Statistics). May 2009
    The data will be used to make an economic analysis of immigrants from Turkey in the UK. The first and second generation immigrants will be studied. Especially, the social integration of the group will be examined.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Research into the effects of the economic downturn in Essex – Dr Andrew Stevens (Anglia Ruskin University – AIBS). May 2009
    Research into the effects of the economic downturn in Essex. The results of the research will be used to improve the infrastructure for organisations supporting the 3rd sector.
  • Career change by age – Dr Emma Parry (Cranfield University – School of Management). May 2009
    An analysis of the factors affecting careers and career changes by age and gender. The purpose of this project is to identify the barriers to older workers career transitions and career progression such as training, health, etc. and to look at differences in these by both age and gender.
    Other surveys used: GHS BHPS.
  • Analysis of skill shortage indicators for MAC – Ms Yulia Kossykh. May 2009
    To undertake analysis of skills shortages in the UK. That requires access to the LFS at the individual level over time (ideally starting from the early 1980s).
  • Living Standards During Previous Recessions – Mr Luke Sibieta (Institute for Fiscal Studies – Education, Employment and Evaluation). May 2009
    We plan to use data from the LFS to track trends in unemployment amongst different sub-groups of the population, particularly during late 2008 when unemployment began to increase.
  • Occupational segregations, disability and self-employment – Dr Valerie Antcliff (University of Central Lancashire – Strategy and Innovation). April 2009
    The research aims to explore differences in employment status and occupation among those with disabilities who define themselves as self-employed. The study will focus on the distinction between professional and nonprofessional occupations. It will seek to explore the determinents of 'successful' self-employment for those with disabilities.
  • Health of migrants and access to health services – Dr Hiranthi Jayaweera (University of Oxford – Centre on Migration, Policy and Society). April 2009
    The research aims to examine large scale datasets to find out information about the health status, health needs and access to health care services among recent migrants to the UK in comparison with established migrants.
    Other surveys used: HSE MCS.
  • Sector Skills Assessment of the Energy and Utility Sector – Mr Rob Murphy. April 2009
    Energy and Utility Skills is the Government-funded Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water industries. As an SSC it is required, under the terms of its license, to produce an annual Sector Skills Assessment which will include the current make-up of the sector's workforce in terms of overall numbers, gender, sex, ethnicity, etc.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Academic research into voluntary sector HRM and managing an ageing workforce – Dr Emma Parry (Cranfield University – School of Management). April 2009
    I am intending to analyse the data with a view to producing at least two academic papers. Firstly, I am interested in the nature of HRM in the voluntary sector compared to the public and private sectors and its relation to performance. Secondly, I am interested in the relationship between the age of the workforce and HRM practices.
  • Employment in agriculture – Mr Rhys Davies (Cardiff University – Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods). April 2009
    The data is required to analyse employment within agricultural occupations, with comparisons being made between Wales and the rest of the UK. Particular interest is in terms of the number of people entering/leaving the agriculture sector and the occupations that they held before and after such transitions.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • LFS Longitudinal – Miss Selina Owusu. April 2009
    In September 2008 the first students began to study Diplomas. Diploma programmes are distinctive in several ways, perhaps the most important being that they are delivered by groups of institutions working collaboratively. This means that in each consortium, partner centres will need to work out how best to share delivery of the Diploma components between them and how to allocate the funding provided.
  • Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning: Participation stocktake – Mrs Fiona Aldridge. April 2009
    The data on job related education and training will be used to inform a stocktake paper on participation in learning.
  • Temporary agency work – Dr Ren Boheim. April 2009
    To complement earlier research on the use of temporaray agency work in Britain. Trade unions have an ambiguous relationship with the use of temporary agency work. A firm's employment of agency workers may be perceived as a replacement of directly employed workers or as way to curb union power, which trade unions would oppose. Alternatively, trade unions may encourage the (temporary) employment of agency workers in a firm, if they manage to bargain higher wages for their members.
  • Housing market in Scotland – Dr Angelica Gonzalez (University of Edinburgh – Business School). April 2009
    I am conducting research on the housing market in Scotland. I need information related to the proportion of population owning outright, with loan or mortgages, renting from council, etc. I will try to incorporate consumer behaviour into an asset pricing model that may hep us understand what drives house prices up and down (when these are not explained by fundamentals).
  • Research – Miss Una Borte. April 2009
    Collecting data for LMI for Cogents footprint industries and their future skill needs by examining the demographics of Cogent occupational roles. How does that evidence fair by national and global measures? Cogent industries are Chemicals, Oil and Gas and Pharmaceuticals, nuclear and polimer.
  • Knowledge Economy programme – Dr Sotiria Theodoropoulou. April 2009
    We are interested in finding out whether the Knowledge Economy has led to changes in organisational characteristics. We will combine the date with the results of our own survey on what do people in the Knowledge Economy do at work.
  • Sheffield IB – Ms Deborah Platts-Fowler (Sheffield Hallam University – Centre for Regional Economic & Social Research). April 2009
    To explore skills and qualifications, and basic socio-demographics of incapacity benefit claimants and lone parents on Income Support. The analysis of the LFS, along with administrative data and Sheffield Hallam's own survey data on IB claimants, whill help SCC target provision and support for IB claimants and LP back to work.
  • Upskilling-LLAKES project – Mr Geoff Mason (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Economic research). March 2009
    We would like to use the LFS to provide some context for our upskilling project. We are especially interested in the training and qualifications variables.
  • Labour comparison – Mr Byung Gwan Lee. March 2009
    I have an interest in employment by occupation in the banking and finance industry. Also I will compare the data between advanced economies. I hope that it will give us interesting information that occupation is a key point of industrial development.
  • Labour comparison – Mr Byung Gwan Lee. March 2009
    I have an interest in employment by occupation in the banking and finance industry. Also I will compare the data between advanced economies. I hope that it will give us interesting information that occupation is a key point of industrial development.
  • Trends in part-time employment – Sara Connolly (University of East Anglia – Economics). March 2009
    This project explores trends in part-time employment amongst men and women in the UK, specifically examining the roles of education, parenthood and household income. Typically women in their 30s and 40s have worked part-time and the very low numbers of men in part-time employment are either students or approaching retirement. The project will explore whether changing economic circumstances have resulted in more 'prime-age' men engaging in part-time employment and whether the employment conditions in part-time employment are deteriorating.
  • New family structures – Professor Stephen McKay (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). March 2009
    An analysis of large-scale data to look at changes in family structures, and to compare with findings from the past. Key topics are lone parents, including lone fathers, and the effects of birth-spacing on employment (and potentially other outcomes).
    Other surveys used: APS SCS BHPS FACS FRS BCS BSA HBAI MCS .
  • Training, Skills and Labour Market Progression – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (University of Birmingham – Sociology). March 2009
    This project aims to investigate the connections between skills/training and retention and job advancement in employment. More specifically, it aims to establish the causal impact that training has on employment retention and advancement, with a particular interest on low-skilled jobs and low-income groups. Both QLFS 93-08 and the longitudinal QLFS will be used.
  • Labour Force in 1980s and 1990s Recession – Mr Rupert Waters. March 2009
    To allow comparison of claimant count unemployment in Buckinghamshire with that of Great Britain. The research aims to look at the effect of previous recessions on the Buckinghamshire labour market.
  • Women's work-family reconciliation and occupational segregation in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Hungary – Dr Daniel Guinea-Martin. March 2009
    The aim of this project is to research the growing female participation in the labour market. The objectives are two: The first one will be to study occupational sex segregation. Segregation is an obstacle to job mobility, and it restricts the employment available to women to a small group of occupations. Secondly, we will study the female patterns of participation in the labour market. The study compares the United Kingdom, the epitome of the liberal model of welfare state, with Spain and Italy, two examples of the Mediterranean welfare state. We would like to use Labour Force Survey data because it is highly harmonised across countries. Also, with cross sectional LFS data we could construct tables of occupations by sex and employment status in order to measure levels of segregation at particular points in time. In addition to this, with the longitudinal version of the LFS data we will explore transitions in and out of the labour market, and across different types of occupations.
  • Sector Trend Tracking – Miss Lauren Sadler. March 2009
    As a Sector Skills Council we are funded to provide indepth sector analysis of the sector and the industries we represent. The LFS is an integral source of LMI for our organisation and helps develop strategy for the skills and training needed in the UK economy.
  • Regional Skills Profile of GB Workforce – Dr Martin Frost (Birkbeck College – Geography). February 2009
    Analysis of age profiles of workforce qualifications and training to assess the nature of labour supply at the regional scale within Great Britain in relation to the development of local economic development initiatives.
  • Drivers of International Migration to the UK and to the Regions – Rebecca Riley (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – NA). February 2009
    The objectives of this study are to identify: what drives migration from different countries; the patterns of where migrants settle; and for how long migrants settle.
  • Mental Health and Employment – Mr Dominic Page (Cardiff University – Disability Studies). February 2009
    The literature has identified a number of gaps within mental health research; overall, highlighting that mental health and inequality in the labour market has been severely underdeveloped to the detriment of understanding the experience of those suffering from mental distress. Importantly, the complex relationship between employment status and mental health is still in its infancy, particularly when compared to the advances made within the disability studies movement. The assertion that those experiencing mental health problems are economically excluded needs empirical and analytical assessment.
    Other surveys used: .
  • Examining skill needs in recessions – Mr Paul Bivand. February 2009
    Part of our work to examine the effects of the recession starting 2008 on unemployed people and the workless. Identifying whether or not the low-skilled are worse affected by this recession than the 1992 recession.
  • Social construction of phenotypical variation – Professor Michael Banton (University of Bristol – Sociology). February 2009
    To update information estracted from the LFS in 1995 on Ethnic Group of children by Mother's ethnic group and country of origin, GB, and Ethnic Group of Husband by ethnic group of wife 1995.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE.
  • Worcestershire County Economic Assessment – Mr Chris Baker. February 2009
    The usage will provide valuable data for the economic assessment, which is an analysis of current trends and developments in Worcestershire's economy and contains information to provide an overview of recent national policy in order to establish a framework for, and give meaning to, development in the county.
    Other surveys used: APS BCS Omnibus.
  • Social Distribution of Lifestyle Risk Factors among Pregnant Women in the Health Survey for England: 2001-2006. – Mrs Andrew McCulloch (University of Hull – Faculty of Health and Social Care). February 2009
    Research has shown that health outcomes are influenced by socioeconomic position with poorer health outcomes among those individuals in lower socioeconomic groups. Differences in health outcomes have been found across the lifecourse and for a range of measures of socioeconomic position. Explanations have centred on either differences in the material resources available to different groups or differences in behavioural factors such as drinking, smoking, patterns of nutrition and exercise. In this project we use pooled data from the Health survey of England for the years 2001 - 2006 to examine the social distribution of lifestyle risk factors for adverse birth outcomes among women who are currently pregnant. We extend the previous research on smoking behaviour to other lifestyle risk factors, examine the extent to which risk factors cluster within individual women and how this is influenced by socioeconomic position.
    Other surveys used: HSE GHS NFS EFS.
  • Religious affiliation and social values – Dr Richard Gale (University of Birmingham – Sociology). February 2009
    This is preliminary research in the relationship between religious affiliation/practice and social values.
    Other surveys used: BSA GHS BCS BHPS.
  • The wage returns to vocational qualification in different subjects – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). February 2009
    This research will make use of questions recently added to the Labour Force Survey concerning the subject area of the highest qualification achieved. This will allow us to see whether the wage returns to intermediate level vocational qualifications differ by subject area, and in turn to infer changes in demand for qualifications in particular areas.
  • Training at Work of older adults – Mr Andrew Jenkins (University of Institute of Education – DOQSS). January 2009
    Analysis of a range of datasets to provide insights into the extent to which older workers are able to access training at work. The aim of the research is to contribute to understanding of how older adults can be encouraged to remain in the workforce.
  • International Centre for Lifecourse studies in society and health – Dr Noriko Cable (University College London – Epidemiology and Public Health). January 2009
    The International Centre for lifecourse studies in society and health is to conduct original research in four general areas of current scientific and policy interest: (1)Family relationships and child well-being, (2)Education, health and social participation. (2) Health and labour force participation. (4) Ageing and retirement.
    Other surveys used: HSE NCDS BCS70 MCS ELSA BHPS UKHLS.
  • CNRS (public research) France – Mrs Annick Kieffer. January 2009
    This research relates to the possibilities of improving the Isced classification. In particular it tries to test the possibilities of differentiating the formation techniques and profession according to their type in several European countries (France, Great Britain and Germany)
  • TSRC Third Sector – Professor Stephen McKay (University of Birmingham – Social Policy). January 2009
    Analysis of the composition of the workforce. A particular interest in the balance of activity in the non-profit sector. Trends in third sector employment. Who works in the third sector, and the consequences for labour market outcomes (wages, training, hours).
    Other surveys used: BHPS BCS70 BSA.
  • Update analysis of disability effects on employment – Dr Victoria Wass (Cardiff University – Business School). January 2009
    I previously used LFS 2000-2004 spring quarters to estimate effects of disability on employment over a life time using the retrospective employment variable and a Markov model. My purpose is to update findings of this study using more recent LFS sweeps.
  • The Health of the Irish in the UK – Mr Mark McGovern (University College Dublin – Economics). December 2008
    Data will be used to evaluate the health of Irish migrants to the UK, and tie their current circumstances back to their early life conditions.
    Other surveys used: BHPS SHES GHS.
  • Horticultural Labour Forecast – Mr James Edwards. December 2008
    To quantify future gross labour requirements in the horticultural industry for the short medium and long term. The report will be circulated to DEFRA, ONS and the NFU and will be used in order to assist in quantifying the impact of labour market changes. The primary data source for the supply side is the LFS and secondary information about labour availability through the BIA. The models will then be validated against other information available from DEFRA.
  • Happiness and health – Professor David Blanchflower (University of Stirling – Economics). December 2008
    This continues work I have been doing across countries on health and wellbeing. This includes work on happiness, obesity and depression.
    Other surveys used: HSE WHS FRS.
  • research – John Kitching (Kingston University – Small Business Research Centre). December 2008
    I am a university-based academic trying to find data on the self-employed without employees, from the earliest available data to the present day, in order to write a paper for a scholarly journal.
  • Transforming experiences – Mr Charlie Owen (University of Institute of Education – Thomas Coram Research Unit). December 2008
    This research programme addresses how adults from different family backgrounds negotiate their identities as they re-evaluate their earlier experiences. It will consider three sets of family experiences, where children: (i) from the Caribbean come to Britain to rejoin their parents in the process of serial migration; (ii) have grown up in families of mixed ethnicity and (iii) have been 'language brokers', sometimes taking responsibility for their parents as translators.
  • Labour market dynamics. – Dr Gindo Tampubolon (University of Manchester – Sociology). December 2008
    It seems useful to examine the dynamics of labour market participation among ethnic minorities in contemporary Britain. The purpose is particularly to find whether the dynamics of the ethnic minorities are different from those of the ethnic majority. This will be done using a mixture hidden Markov model of first and second order with measurement error.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Employment and Earnings in the Finance Sector from an Equalities Perspective – Ms Hilary Metcalf (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Employment Policy). December 2008
    A descriptive study of the gender differences in employment and earnings within the finance sector. Where feasible the study will also examine gender differences between other equality groups (age, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation).
  • DAMES project research investigations – Dr Paul Lambert (University of Stirling – Applied Social Science). December 2008
    DAMES (Data Management through e-Social Science, www.dames.org.uk) is a research project concerned with handling and manipulating social science data, such as variable operationalisations. The project includes numerous evaluations of data manipulation issues for secondary social surveys.
    Other surveys used: GHS BHPS HSE.
  • Globalisation and Labour Markets: An Analysis of Job Stability, Job Security and Human Capital Accumulation for the U.K. – Miss Bina Prajapati (University of Nottingham – School of Economics). November 2008
    This Thesis explored the inter-relationships between job stability, job security and human captial accumulation in the UK.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Returns to education – Professor Jeremy Smith (University of Warwick – Department of Economics). November 2008
    Looking at analysis of the returns to education over time. With a particular focus on the returns to an undergraduate degree.
  • Older workers in the South West – Ms Hilary Stevens (University of Exeter – Marchmont Observatory). November 2008
    Researching the labour market circumstances and experiences of older people.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Ethnic group-related research: projections of population, health & care – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). November 2008
    This work is establishing baseline evidence to assess fertility differences between ethnic groups (using child : woman ratios) and differences in health between ethnic groups, especially in relation to informal and institutional care.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Updating labour input for EU KLEMS – Dr Catherine Robinson (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Economics). November 2008
    EU KLEMS is a european wide productivity accounts database available at http://www.euklems.net. Data available at a detailed industry breakdown are based mostly on national accounts sources, however, in the constructon of a detailed labour quality index, shares of workers by industry are required. The LFS is also the best source of hours data available. These data, once constructed are made publicly available to the wider academic and policy making community.
  • Gender pay inequality in the finance sector – Dr Robert Simmons (Lancaster University – economics). November 2008
    Research into gender wage discrimination in the British financial sector. Pooled LFS data are to be used to estimate wage equations by gender using quantile regression. Oaxaca decompositions are used to distinguish returns to characteristics and size of characteristics by gender.
  • Stratification of British higher education – Ms Jane Roberts (University of Oxford – Social Studies). October 2008
    Few studies have taken account of the differentiated and stratified nature of the contemporary British higher education. Most of the studies have focused on the access to higher education, giving mainly account of the unequal rates of participation among different social groups (by social class, ethnic minorities, gender, etc.). My doctoral research is an attempt to understand the different mechanisms that explain the stratification beyond access to higher education.
    Other surveys used: BCS70 LSYPE BHPS MCS NCDS.
  • Goodness of fit - A welfare based approach – Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (University of London School of Economics – Economics). October 2008
    We will use individual level wages distribution as an empirical distribution against which we will test our statistical measure of goodness of fit.
    Other surveys used: HBAI.
  • Econometric and other analysis – Mr Giovanni Razzu (University of London School of Economics – Social Policy). October 2008
    Mostly econometric analysis to decompose poverty reduction into growth and inequality components following traditional approaches, e.g. world bank and ravalion. Need to look at different datasets to understand what equality information they contain, in terms of strands, e.g. gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age etc and various dimensions, such as health, education, income, social life etc.
    Other surveys used: FRS SEH GHS NTS BSA FACS APS BCS HBAI.
  • Migration from UK – Dr Johanne Trew (University of Ulster – History). October 2008
    Need background UK overseas migration data for monograph on Migration from Northern Ireland project.
    Other surveys used: NILFS.
  • Designing Sociological Research – Miss Amye Murray (University of Sussex – Sociology). October 2008
    I will be using this data to assist me with my sociology assessment questions, which focus on designing sociological research. I want to look at indirect harm and positive consequences associated with cannabis use, 2001-2003.
    Other surveys used: .
  • Electoral support for extreme right-wing parties – Dr David Jesuit. October 2008
    This paper addresses two major limitations of cross-national research on electoral support for extreme right parties (ERPs) in Western Europe: its almost exclusive focus on national-level data and its failure to examine the role of the social welfare state and social capital.
  • Development of Model – Mr Paul Sharpe (The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – Department of Work and Pensions). October 2008
    The data wiil be used by the Child Support Agency in a predictive model to forecast the amount of cases in the Statutory maintenance service and other maintenance arrangements, in particular the movement between different forms of Child Maintenance Collection.
    Other surveys used: FACS FRS.
  • Strategic Assessment – Mr Seth Hart. October 2008
    Data is required to review the performance of London Borough of Newham CDRP Strategic Priorities for 2008/09.
    Other surveys used: BCS APS.
  • GB Occupational Cancer Burden study – Mrs Sally Hutchings (Imperial College London – Epidemiology and Public Health). October 2008
    We are updating the Doll and Peto estimates of burden of cancer due to occupation in Great Britain, and need to use LFS data to estimate numbers exposed to occupational carcinogens.
  • Research – Mr Myles Mackie. September 2008
    To find out more concerning the socio-economic conditions in Coventry especially labour market conditions.
  • Beyond Current Horizons – Mr Bernard Casey (University of Warwick – Institute for Employment Research). September 2008
    Part of a study looking at educational, work and family needs in the longer term, whereby my interst is primarily with the implications of workforce ageing and future needs.
  • Access to labour market single parents – Dr Gavan Conlon. September 2008
    Access to labour market single parents in the UK and other countries compared for analysis for research.
  • Labour force supply – Dr Antoine Bozio (Institute for Fiscal Studies – Economics). September 2008
    The research project is to look at modelling labour force supply over the life-cyle (by age and over time) to better understand the intensive margin (hours worked) and the extensive margins (participation rates) at both ends of working life.
    Other surveys used: SCS.
  • Ethnic minorities and employment – Dr Nabil Khattab (University of Bristol – Sociology). September 2008
    I would like to look at Muslim women in the labour market exploring how language, time of migration, place of qualification and religion may affect their labour market participation.
  • Gender; sector of work and regional aspects of labour market outcomes – Professor Gerald Makepeace (Cardiff University – Cardiff Business School). September 2008
    This research will examine differences in labour market outcomes focusing on the effects of region and working in the public sector, separately conducted by gender.
    Other surveys used: NCDS APS.
  • Migrant and established Muslim and non-Muslim women in local areas in the UK – Dr Hiranthi Jayaweera (University of Oxford – Centre on Migration, Policy and Society). August 2008
    To analyse large scale national data on demographic and socio-economic circumstances of Muslim and non-Muslim recent migrant and established female populations to contextualise findings from a study of the experiences of recent migrants and established groups in local areas in the UK with significant Muslim populations.
    Other surveys used: MCS.
  • Analysis of changing employment structure – Mr Peter Millar (University of Warwick – Institute for Employment Research). August 2008
    The IER uses the LFS in its work on monitoring and understanding changes in employment structure within the UK economy. The data are used to measure existing trends, and by the use of econometric analysis, develop behavioural models which provide insight into possible future developments.
  • Demographic Uncertainty – Dr Justin van de Ven (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Analysis). July 2008
    Analysis of the influence of female labour market opportunities on fertility.
    Other surveys used: GHS EFS FRS FES.
  • TUC project – Dave Statham. July 2008
    Part of a research project for the TUC on racism in employment. The work focuses on developments in the private sector in BME employment.
  • Migration and Public Services – Mrs Maria Latorre (Institute for Public Policy Research – Migration, Equalities and Citizenship). July 2008
    This projects aim to assess the impact of imigration in public services in the UK.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Rationality of migration – Miss Katarzyna Budnik. July 2008
    To evaluate the rationality of migration from the new EU member countries to the former EU countries. To do so, I base my inquiry on the LFS data on Poland and the UK. The former is an example of a sending country, the latter of a receiving. The concept is to predict wages of Polse who stayed at home had they migrated and run the same analysis the other way - predicting wages of Polish immigrants in the UK had they stayed at home. Hence, it would allow me to judge whether the choice to stay or to leave was individually efficient.
  • Childrens Wellbeing and Lone Parent Employment – Dr Susan Harkness (University of Bath – Social Policy). July 2008
    Looking at the effect of lone parent employment and maternal mental health on a range of child mental health outcomes in 1999 and 2004.
    Other surveys used: GHS BSA BHPS.
  • Analysis of changing employment structure – Mr Peter Millar (University of Warwick – Institute for Employment Research). June 2008
    The IER uses the LFS in its work on monitoring and understanding changes in employment structure within the UK economy. The data are used to measure existing trends, and by the use of econometric analysis, develop behavioural models which provide insight into possible future developments.
  • Quality of Life – Dr Geoff Stewart (University of Southampton – ECONOMICS). June 2008
    We wish to use the LFS data to update earlier research on the quality of life in England and Wales which was published in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics (2004).
  • Science graduates – Dr Arnaud Chevalier (University of London School of Economics – CEE). June 2008
    Assessing the labour market positions of science graduates over time using the QLFS and comparing it to non-science graduates.
  • Quality of Life – Dr Geoff Stewart (University of Southampton – ECONOMICS). June 2008
    We wish to use the LFS data to update earlier research on the quality of life in England and Wales.
  • Spillovers of education and training – Dr Renuka Metcalfe (University of Swansea – WELMERC, Economics). June 2008
    We are investigating the spillover effects of education and training on pay and performance of firms in all UK sectors.
  • Ethnic Employment Disadvantage – Mr Ken Clark (University of Manchester – School of Economic Studies). June 2008
    A project investigating the dynamics and diversity of ethnic minority labour force participation in the UK. I am particularly interested in the reasons for inactivity amongst women from different ethnic groups to address the issue of choice versus constraint in observed employment gaps.
  • Homeworking statistics – Mr Neil Meads. June 2008
    We wish to compare data on how the level of homeworking has evolved over time.
  • Economics of Health – Dr Vanessa Beck (University of Leicester – CLMS). May 2008
    The data will be used for a project that aims to examine the relationship between mental and physical health and employability, labour market participation and economic performance with specific attention given to the direction of causal relationships.
    Other surveys used: HSE .
  • Understanding London's labour market and population – Ms Lorna Spence (Greater London Authority – Data Management and Analysis Group). May 2008
    This is an ongoing project in the areas of demographic, labour market and social exclusion analysis. Data are regularly required to inform the development, implementation and monitoring of numerous GLA strategies. The key areas this project covers includes London's demography, the level and nature of labour market participation in London, profiling groups most at risk of income poverty, profiling groups at risk of labour market exclusion, examining factors associated with exclusion, equalities and the labour market, immigration and the labour market and demographic and labour market trends.
    Other surveys used: FRS APS EFS HSE BCS GHS HBAI.
  • Black Africans in Britain: Integration or Segregation – Dr Lavinia Mitton (Kent,University of – SSPSSR). May 2008
    The LFS will be used to produce statistics on ability in English and inter-ethnic unions of Black Africans. The data will be used to access the diversity of Black Africans in Britain e.g. by ethnicity, country of origin, country of birth, year of arrival to UK, religion, nationality.
    Other surveys used: HSE MCS BHPS FRS EFS.
  • Skills assessment for land-based sector – Mr David Swales. May 2008
    Analysis of employment and qualifications within the land-based sector for inclusion within a skills assessment for the sector.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Assessing the impact of NMW on sectoral productivity – Dr Catherine Robinson (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Economics). May 2008
    The purpose in the project is to examine the productivity impact of recent upratings in the national minimum wage. LFS data to be used (in addition to ASHE data) to extract hours worked, wages, and educational attainment measures by industrial classification to combine with 3 digit ABI data on output, employment and capital.
  • Redistribution and Public Opinion – Dr Thomas Cusack. May 2008
    Continuing my project on changes in the labour market, inequality, and public preference for redistribution.
    Other surveys used: GHS BSA FES.
  • Personal Accounts – Miss Bhaveshree Hirani (The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – Personal Accounts Delivery Authority). May 2008
    The dataset will be used to assist in the modelling of participation rates into personal accounts. The dataset will help produce estimates of scheme volumes, support other strands of work and adhoc analysis to support briefing etc. The dataset will also help identify the characteristics of individuals who are/aren't currently participating into a pension scheme; including those who are contributing into the pension scheme; detailed job level information to identify multiple jobs, and information on how often individuals move between jobs.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus GHS FRS BHPS ELSA.
  • East Midlands Incapacity Benefit Claimants – Ms Deborah Platts-Fowler (Sheffield Hallam University – Centre for Regional Economic & Social Research). May 2008
    Academic research into skills and qualifications amongst incapacity benefit claimants.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Energy Usage Analysis in Northern Ireland – Dr Mark Bailey (University of Ulster – Economics & Politics). April 2008
    The analysis will compare the usage of different types of fuel sources in Northern Ireland using Continuous Household Survey data from a number of years.
    Other surveys used: NICHS.
  • Growth of employment in Scotland – Professor Richard Harris (University of Glasgow – Economics). April 2008
    Wish to compare labour force survey data for Scotland to consider the growth of jobs and the major sectors in which growth has occurred.
  • Parental qualifications and job outcomes – Professor Andy Dickerson (University of Sheffield – Economics). April 2008
    Preliminary investigation of the links between family composition, qualifications, and job types, including projections based on Leitch-type scenarios for future skills and qualifications distributions.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Ageing, retirement and employment – Dr Fiona Carmichael (University of Birmingham – Business). April 2008
    The research is about the transitions of older people from employment into retirement and activities in retirement.
    Other surveys used: ELSA EFS BHPS.
  • Economics of migration – Mr Howard Reed (Institute for Public Policy Research – Research). April 2008
    This research project looks at various aspects of the economic impacts of migration in the UK, including the impact of immigration on wages and employment, demographic impacts in the medium to long term, and the impact of rural communities.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • The low pay/no pay cycle: employers' role – Ms Hilary Metcalf (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Employment Policy). April 2008
    The LFS anlaysis is to provide background information on the incidence of low paid, insecure work for a qualitative study of employers' role in the creation of insecure, low wage work.
  • Disability and labour market outcomes – Dr Paul Latreille (University of Swansea – Economics). April 2008
    To consider from an economics perspective the relationship between health/disability and labour market outcomes in Wales and to examine differences according to the measurement of health/disability.
    Other surveys used: WHS.
  • Well paid jobs, low-paid jobs or no jobs? The changing patterns of employment in Britain, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland – Dr Daniel Oesch. March 2008
    To analyze the patterns of job expansion in Britain, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland since 1980. Based on individual-level data, we want to find out whether the employment structure has undergone a process of upgrading, downgrading or polarization. We examine and then compare the patterns of job expansion over a first (1980-1993) and second period (1993-2006). For our empirical analysis, we select large-scale individual-level surveys for Britain and Germany. For Denmark, we rely on register data and for Switzerland, we use data from the Federal Population Census and the Swiss Labour Force Survey.
  • Contextual models of economic voting in new democracies – Ms Jane Roberts (University of Oxford – Social Studies). March 2008
    We are estimating multi-level economic voting models in new democracies. The project will involve collecting voter preference surveys from new democracies in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Investigating incapacity benefit numbers – Dr Michael Anyadike-Danes. March 2008
    To investigate the connections between disabilty, the labour market and IB claimant status across the regions of the UK.
  • Labour market segregation – Ms Laine Ruus. March 2008
    Developing a tool to help measure the level of occupational sex segregation in the labour market which is more accurate than using observed data in conventional segregation indexes. Therefore, I am looking for relatively recent microlevel labour data that contains variables such as education level, establishment size, job tenure, etc. I intend to do some comparative work on this approach by using recent data from Canada, the UK, and the US.
  • Precarious employment – Dr John MacInnes (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). March 2008
    Ways of defining and measuring precarious employment and interntional comparisons in its extent.
    Other surveys used: GHS BSA Omnibus.
  • Knowledge workers in the knowledge economy – Dr Rebecca Fauth. March 2008
    The Knowledge Economy Programme focuses on the definition, extent and characteristics of the so-called 'knowlege economy' in the UK and beyond. One of the key components of the knowledge economy is the changing nature of work over the past 20 years. One of the main strands of the research is to examine the prevalance, job characteristics and outcomes of 'knowledge workers' relative to 'non-knowlege workers'. There are different ways of classifying workers into knowledge workers and non-knowlege workers, notably the use of SOC codes and qualification levels. We hope that this analysis will help us better define and understand knowledge workers and will provide useful information as we continue to develop our survey on knowlege work in the UK.
  • Religion and self-employment – Professor David Mcevoy (Liverpool John Moores University – School of Social Science). March 2008
    Extension of work on ethnicity and self-employment both at a national level and by region.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Low-wage employment in Europe – Mr Geoff Mason (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Economic research). February 2008
    Seeking information on work intensification in European countries analysed by country and sector.
  • Sociological research – Professor Yaojun Li (University of Manchester – Institute for Social Change). February 2008
    Research on social mobility and social stratification, social and political capital, labour market postition especially concerning the minority ethnic groups in Britain, and comparative research between the UK and other countries such as the US, China.
    Other surveys used: LSYPE BHPS Household SAR APS GHS NCDS Omnibus.
  • Progression and outcomes of BTEC students – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). February 2008
    This project is examining the success rate of BTEC students in aquiring such qualifications, and the progression rate of such students to higher levels of study, using data from the YCS. The LFS data will then be used to estimate the wage returns to BTEC qualifications.
  • Working out of Poverty – Mr Howard Reed (Institute for Public Policy Research – Research). February 2008
    Despite the claim that "work is the best route out of poverty", getting a job doesn't necessarily mean escaping poverty. This project will develop proposals to end the injustice of in-work poverty, through promoting greater fairness and opportunity to progress in the labour market, and to promote high levels of employment that do not depend on the injustice of working poverty. We will investigate people's ability to earn enough through work to lift them and their families out of poverty, as well as to realise other aspirations such as acquiring new skills or better balancing their work and family lives.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Econometric Study of the Employment and Hours of Work Effects of the National Minimum Wage – Rebecca Riley (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – NA). February 2008
    This study examines the effects on employment and hours worked of the 2003-2006 upratings to the National Minimum Wage.
  • Religion and urban restructuring – Dr Richard Gale (University of Birmingham – Sociology). February 2008
    This project extends previous research on religious discrimination by looking at how religious groups and organisations response to urban restructuring and economic liberalisation.
    Other surveys used: Vital Statistics BSA GHS.
  • Mental Health and Employment – Mr Dominic Page (University of West of England – BBS). January 2008
    This study focuses on a key aspect of social participation, namely the employment status of the disabled community, and represents a contextual and exploratory exercise developing an historical and documentary analysis of the impact of legislation on enabling economic participation. It aims to address the following key aims: to historically investigate the income, employment and economic participation of the disabled community in the United Kingdom; to document the impact of legislative changes on the economic participation of disabled people; to critically evaluate the content of legislative change in the United Kingdom.
    Other surveys used: GHS BHPS.
  • Cost of mental health in England – Mr Sujith Dhanasiri (University of King's College London – Institute of Psychiatry). January 2008
    Looking at future costs of mental health in the UK.
  • A8/A2 migration – Jon Fox (University of Bristol – Sociology). January 2008
    I'm interested in looking at data on the recent migration of east Europeans to the UK. This is for a project proposal I'm putting together that will examine Hungarian (A8) and Romanian (A2) migration to the UK. The Labour Force Survey will be helpful in getting a general idea of how similar/different the Hungarian and Romanian migrants are to other A8/A2 migrants. This will provide me with some degree of generalisability for an otherwise qualitative research strategy.
  • Wage Inequaility in the UK and Germany – Dr Johannes Giesecke. January 2008
    This project aims at investigating the social structure of wage inequality in the UK and in Germany.
    Other surveys used: GHS BHPS.
  • Populist Parties in Western Europe: A Subnational Analysis – Dr David Jesuit. January 2008
    Examining the determinants of electoral support for populist political parties in Western Europe in the 1990s. Significantly, we are conducting our analyses at the sub-national level (i.e. British regions).
  • Wage detemination by area – Professor david blanchflower (University of Stirling – Economics). January 2008
    I want to access wage data to continue my work on wage determination in the UK. This builds on work on wage curves I have done over the years as well as work on private and public sector wage determination
    Other surveys used: APS HSE FRS.
  • Spatial Patterns of Development and the British Housing Market – T Leunig (University of London School of Economics – EH). January 2008
    We wish to use this dataset to show that people will low qualification levels are more likely to be working in high GVA areas than in low GVA areas. Thus, for example, we would like to compare the non-employment rates of people without GCSE or equivalent qualifications in (say) Windsor and in (say) Blackburn.
  • Mrs Thatcher's Criminological Legacy – Dr Stephen Farrall (University of Sheffield – School of Law). January 2008
    The objective of this scoping project is to allow the applicants to assess the extent to which it would be possible to explore the social, economic and cultural impact of neo-conservative public policy on UK society, especially as these features relate to criminal justice policy. Since the 70s and 80s, the UK has invested in a number of on-going surveys. In addition to this, there are other, non-governmental surveys which exist which provide a basis for the assessment of the direction of changes in social attitudes and experiences over time. There are also a series of one-off surveys too. Taken collectively, what can these surveys tell us about the enduring impact on the UK's criminal justice system of the neo-conservative policies of the 1980s? A key objective of the scoping project is to think through ways of discerning the impact that politics have on the deep trends that drive social change.
    Other surveys used: BSA GHS SEH FRS BCS SCS FES NIFES NCDS.
  • Has migration affected the employment prospects of young, unskilled, British-born workers? – Mrs Maria Latorre (Institute for Public Policy Research – Migration, Equalities and Citizenship). January 2008
    Report in the impact of migration over the employment prospects of young, unskilled, British-born workers.
  • Immigration in the UK – Dr Piotr Paradowski. January 2008
    Research on electoral support for extreme right parties (ERPs) in Western Europe, including the UK. One of the tests that is performed is if immigration has a direct effect on support for ERPs.
  • Cohort Social Change, Social Stratification and Social Generations – Professor Louis Chauvel. January 2008
    This project focuses on an international comparision of the dynamics of social change explained by birth cohort. I analyze the shape of social stratification by age-period and cohort, in terms of educational assets, social position (occupation, wage, income) and consumption. I connect the diversities of welfare regimes and the responses of birth cohorts to social changes.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Agricultural trends – Dr Allan Butler (University of Exeter – Centre for Rural Research). January 2008
    An analysis of agricultural trends over time. This will include trends regarding agricultural income, labour use and land use.
  • No qualifications – Judith Watson (University of Brighton – School of Environment and Technology). January 2008
    Exploring all that is available on people holding no qualifications, in particular age groups, gender and ethnicity.
  • Sustainable Distribution – Mr Daniel Johnson (University of Leeds – Institute for Transport Studies). January 2008
    We are investigating the concentration of industrial activity in different parts of Britain in order to estimate the freight transport requirements.
  • Social Impact of Road Pricing Schemes – Dr Kim Perren (Loughborough University – Centre for Research in Social Policy). December 2007
    Conducting a survey and writing a report for Shropshire County Council on the potential social impact of road pricing schemes.
    Other surveys used: GHS BSA Omnibus.
  • Within nation movements of migrant workers – Mr David Beaney (University of Northumbria at Newcastle – SoBE). December 2007
    To ascertain the movements of EU and non EU migrant workers within nation, characteristics enabling explaining such movements and attachments or exclusions from industrial sectors.
  • Education and social mobility – Professor Lindsay Paterson (University of Edinburgh – Education). November 2007
    Part of a continuing programme of work on educational inequalities and social mobility.
    Other surveys used: NCDS BCS70.
  • Ethnic Minorities in the labour market – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (University of Birmingham – Sociology). November 2007
    To examine the patterns of disadvantage of ethnic minorities in the labour market in Britain and to investigate the trends over time, with a particular focus on the private sector.
    Other surveys used: BCS NCDS.
  • Profile of Learners – Miss Marisa Yates (University of Institute of Education – NRDC). November 2007
    To examine how SfL has impacted the enrolment and attainment of qualifications in the UK.
  • Dynamics of employer size distribution – Professor Fabien Postelo-Vinay (University of Bristol – Economics). November 2007
    The data will be use within a research project about the timing of labour market expansions in OECD countries. I seek to establish some stylized facts about the evolution of the employer size distribution over the business cycle.
  • Population projections by ethnic group – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). November 2007
    Researching "WHAT HAPPENS WHEN INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS SETTLE? ETHNIC GROUP POPULATION TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS FOR UK LOCAL AREAS". Various data sources will be used to indicate demographic behaviour by ethnic group.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Influences of identity, community and social networks on ethnic minority representation at work – Ms Jane Holgate (London Metropolitan University – Working Lives Reserach Institute). November 2007
    Project into the under-researched relationships between differentially racialised workers (defined in case for support) and community groups, and mainstream collective and representative organisations (i.e. trade unions) from the perspective of workers from these communities and in the context of how they access support for employment-related issues.
  • Standard and non-standard work – Dr Rachel Cohen (University of Warwick – Sociology). October 2007
    Research project exploring the labour process effects of non-standard and standard work relations, with a special focus on hairstylists, accountants and car mechanics.
  • LFS 2005 – Professor Richard Harris (University of Glasgow – Economics). October 2007
    Analysis of regional labour market conditions using the Labour Force Survey for various years in order to consider impact differences within UK.
  • The Voluntary Sector Labour Market – Prof David Bell (University of Stirling – Economics). October 2007
    This study will use the LFS to analyse the voluntary sector labour market to identify key differences of this sector from the private and public sectors.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Gender and Employment – Dr Brendan Burchell (University of Cambridge – SPS). September 2007
    Triangulating the European Working Condition Survey to check unexpected findings, particularly regarding gender differences in hours of work, employment contract and domestic division of labour.
  • SW Regional Skills Strategy Development and Monitoring – Mr Ben Neild (University of Exeter – School of Education & Lifelong Learning). September 2007
    The University of Exeter is working to provide an evidence base for the South West Skills Partnership to use in identifying regional priorities. We are also supporting them in monitoring the effectiveness of their activities.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Secondary analysis – Ms Victoria Peacey. September 2007
    I am interested in comparing the characteristics of respondents to the Labour Force Survey and ONS Omnibus Survey and may also undertake some secondary analysis of the data to look at face-to-face contact.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus FRS.
  • Household portfolio research data – Dr Ihsuan Li. September 2007
    I am exploring datasets that can help me test an hypothesis on household holding of debts and assets. Among those debts are bank cards. I am also interested in examining household patterns in buying and selling stocks (stock portfolio) across time given different socio demographic characteristics.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Survival of workplaces – Professor david Blanchflower (University of Stirling – Economics). September 2007
    I intend to develop further the work I have done over the years using WERS/Wirs data in the UK on the factors that impact the ability of workplaces to survive and grow.
  • Pathways to work: Current practices and future needs for the labour market integration of young people – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). August 2007
    This research is for the UK contribution to a European research project considering the problems of youth unemployment across Europe. This particular contribution aims to provide data at an aggregated level on the flexibility of the youth labour market in the UK, for example looking at the proportion of young workers on different types of fixed and flexible workers, the proportion whose pay is influenced by collective bargaining etc.
  • Population Health in the North West – Mr Tom Hennell (Department of Health – NW Public Health Team). August 2007
    The survey data will be analysed to examine regional, national, ethnicity and income trends in key health and social care risk factors - smoking, education, health status, alcohol consumption, disability and usage of health services - in particular, so as to set the context for local lifestyle surveys.
    Other surveys used: HSE GHS APS.
  • Non-standard workers – Dr Melanie Simms (University of Warwick – Warwick Business School). August 2007
    The intention is to examine trends in the usage of non-standard employment contracts as part of a project looking at the challenges facing unions representing/mobilising non-standard workers.
  • Comparison with DLHE survey – Ms Sarah Kitchen (National Centre for Social Research – Quantitative Research). August 2007
    NatCen has undertaken analysis of the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education study. We wish to compare findings of this study with Labour Force Survey data to see how the employment circumstances of leavers compares with the labour force as a whole.
  • Education in Cornwall and IoS – Dr Caroline Hattam (University of Exeter – Marchmont SLIM). August 2007
    As part of an evaluation of Objective One ESF, we are investigating longitudinal datasets that may help identify changes in the socio-economic situation of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
    Other surveys used: APS BCS BSA FRS GHS SEH BHPS LSYPE.
  • International Comparison of Part-Time Employment – Miss Eefje Steenvoorden. August 2007
    At The Netherlands institute for Social Research - SCP we are writing on a report on part-time employment in the Netherlands. In this report we include also a chapter which will focus on the international comparison of the occurance of preferences and policy towards part-time employment.
  • Attitudes toward redistribution – Dr Thomas Cusack. July 2007
    In continuing my research on popular attitudes toward redistribution in modern welfare states (see Cusack, et al, "Risks at Work...", Oxford Review of Economic Poliy, 2006, Vol 22, No. 3), I would like to make use of the British Social Attitudes Survey datasets. The primary focus of this project is on the role of risks in the labour market and how such risks come to shape policy and partisan preferences. The Social Attitudes Surveys, conducted almost continuously over the last two decades or so, could prove quite useful in this project.
    Other surveys used: BSA EFS FRS GHS.
  • National long-term conditions policy – Mr Roger Halliday (Department of Health). July 2007
    Provide an evidence base for national policy to improve health, care and well-being of people with long-term conditions.
    Other surveys used: GHS HSE FRS Omnibus.
  • How to Construct Europa? Migrants in Germany and the UK – Wido Geis. July 2007
    A research project which will compare the immigration to Germany and the UK in detail, especially regarding to education, family structures and job oppurtunities. The aim of the project is to see in how far Germany and the UK attract immigrants with different social or educational backgrounds and to explain why this is the case. This study shall be based on the German microcensus and the LFS.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Flexible Hours and Adverse Selection in British Firms – Dr Katie Winder. July 2007
    The ability of workers to exercise some control over the timing of their work, called flexible hours or flextime, is an important benefit to parents and other caregivers who have difficulty balancing their employment and home responsibilities. Although the incidence of flexible working hours has been increasing in the U.S. and in Europe over the last decade, it is still unclear why it is not more widely available, and why it is less often available to those workers most likely to use it, such as parents and younger workers. This paper focuses on the explanation that because worker productivity is not perfectly observed, firms may resist offering flextime since they believe it will attract low-productivity employees.
  • Temporary employment in Britain: Character and consequences – Dr Chris Forde (University of Leeds – Leeds university Business School). June 2007
    Will provide a statistical portrait of temporary work in Britain, looking at characteristics of the temporary workforce and pay levels, using QLFS and longitudinal datasets.
  • GeNet project 5: WHIPP – Mr Jerome De Henau (Open University, The – Economics). June 2007
    We analyse the determinants and the distribution of intra-household financial inequalities in the UK, with a focus on tax-benefits.
    Other surveys used: FRS GHS TimeUse Omnibus BHPS FACS ELSA.
  • Training in the Education Sector – Mr Andrew Jenkins (University of Institute of Education – BGLSS). June 2007
    The research will examine the extent and type of training received by employees in the education sector using cross-section data from WERS 2004 and will make comparisons with the volume and types of training of workers in other sectors of the economy.
  • NICE Social QALY – Dr Richard Edlin (University of Sheffield – ScHARR). June 2007
    Used as part of a study on "the relative benefits of health gains to difference beneficiaries". The data will be used to determine the population mix of gender, education and age variables. This will be used when inferring the preferences of a representative sample of the population.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Unemployment and monetary policy – Dr Stephanie Seguino. June 2007
    This research examines the impact of monetary policy on unemployment by race and gender.
  • Household behaviour in the UK labour market – Dr Murat Genc (University of Aberdeen – HERU). May 2007
    The aim of the project is to estimate labour supply functions of the members of the household, and earning functions. The focus of the analysis will be the differences in both behaviour and wages earned based on personal characteristics of the individuals such as ethnicity and gender.
  • Learning the Mathematics of Labour Market Information – Dr Phillip Kent (University of Institute of Education – London Knowledge Lab). May 2007
    Exploring the development of using adapted datasets with careers guidance practitioners to develop learning resources for Labour Market Information. Only prototypes are being developed at this stage, to be tested under supervised conditions with very small groups of target users (10 users maximum in total). Case identifiers in the data will be deleted.
  • Research – Miss Chloe Renner (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne – SERU). May 2007
    Researching of Gender and Ethnic Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology at both a regional and national level in the UK.
    Other surveys used: APS .
  • Masters Dissertation – Mr Simon Toms (University of Gloucestershire – Department of Social Sciences). May 2007
    The dissertation is looking to investigate a variety of psychological variables that are present within the agency worker's workforce, such as job satisfaction, organisational commitment, and worker-relations. The information from the labour force survey will be used to provide the basic statistics on the number of agency workers currently working in the UK.
  • Profile of Iranians in the UK – Mr Walter Giesbrecht. April 2007
    A student has requested data to develop a demographic and socio-economic profile of persons in the UK whose national identity (whether by birth or ancestry) is Iranian. She has written a similar report for Pakistanis and wishes to do a comparison with Iranians.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Monitoring and understanding London's labour market – Dr Margarethe Theseira (Greater London Authority – GLA Economics). April 2007
    This project will analyse levels of labour market participation in London; identify those groups most at risk of exclusion and examine factors associated with exclusion. The project will also explore the general dynamics and characteristics of the London Labour market.
    Other surveys used: APS TimeUse GHS FRS EFS FES BHPS.
  • Intermarriage and economic performance – Dr Francesca Fabbri. April 2007
    The focus of this research is on the role of intra- and intermarriage on the economic performance of immigrants. Although intermarriage may accelerate and make more efficient the social integration and the human capital accumulation of immigrants, preferences to marry within the same ethnicity are also likely to be a determinant in the individual's marriage choice. Individuals derive utility from joint consumption of ethnic goods, such as ethnic food, language, or even religion. Furthermore, some individuals may prefer not to marry at all. We propose a cultural model which explains marriage choice among immigrants and its effect on their labour market outcomes. In the empirical part, we analyse data from Britain (British Labour Force Survey) and from Germany (German Socio-Economic Panel), to understand to what extent results can be sensitive to the composition of the immigrant population and to countries' labour market and immigration policies.
  • Employment history - labour force – Dr Dilani Jayawarna (Manchester Metropolitan University, The – Centre for Enterprise). April 2007
    For research publications on self-employment and entreprenuer lifecourse. This research is a pilot study for an in depth study entitled enterprise and household.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Exercises for the course of econometrics – Dr Olga Demidova. April 2007
    I need this data for creating new exercises for the course of econometrics and to refresh my lectures.
  • An Evaluation of the Want2work Pilot – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). April 2007
    I am evaluating the Want2Work scheme in Wales, which is intended to help people on Invalidity Benefit back into work. The Welsh Assembly have provided data on participants in the Want2Work scheme, with which I can evaluate their likelihood of returning to work. However, this likelihood should be compared to that of a control group of non-participants in Want2Work. To form this control group, I would like to use data from the Labour Survey Five-Quarter Longitudinal Datasets, from the same period that Want2Work was in operation (2005-6).
  • FOS and Labour Market Flexibilization – Mr Steffen Schindler. April 2007
    Comparative project on the relation between fields of study in higher education and the placement into flexible forms of employment in Europe. The project is a contribution to the research team on "Educational Fields of Study and European Labour Markets" within the EqualSoc-Network.
  • Coursework – Mr Vicky Luchman (University of Warwick – Economics). April 2007
    Need for coursework.
  • Policy Analysis – Mr Alastair Gordon. March 2007
    Internal policy analysis with an local authority - looking specifically at fear of crime data.
    Other surveys used: BCS.
  • Unit Costs work – Mr Andrew Fenyo (Kent,University of – Personal Social Services Research Unit). March 2007
    The Unit Costs programme is funded by the Department of Health. Data is used in calculating the costs of a wide variety of health and social care provision. One facet of the work is the calculation of lifetime costs of training.
  • Research – Mrs Charlotte Kelly (University of Leeds – Institute for Transport). March 2007
    Research for project - I am wanting to look at the data to see whether there is a link between two variables.
    Other surveys used: GHS TimeUse APS FES NTS.
  • Interracial Marriage – Alan Manning (University of London School of Economics – Economics). March 2007
    To investigate the determinants of the rates of interracial marriage and how this varies across areas and over time. There is more concern now than in the past about the integration of ethnic minorities in the UK, about the factors that help or hinder community interactions. The aim of our project is to understand one aspect of community interactions, interracial marriage. One of the factors that is very likely to influence rates of inter-marriage is the ethnic composition of the local population, from which a partner is most likely to be drawn. Data from the Quarterly Labour Force Survey has much of the information we would like to use to explain rates of interr-racial marriage. The main way in which the data will be used to is to estimate models for the propensity of indviduals to be in an interracial relationship where the dependent variable is whether the individual is in an inter-racial relationship and the regressors included are demograhpics (e.g. age, education, ethnicity) and measures of the ethnic mix of the local area.
  • Escalating levels of consumer debt in the UK – Ms Stavroula Vina Theodorakopoulou (Kingston University – Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences- School of Economics). March 2007
    The BHPS data will be used for academic research purposes. I intend to use the BHPS as the primary data source, in order to quantify my main research question.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Proskills Sector Skills Agreement – Mr Andy Challis. March 2007
    To investigate and describe the current shape and size of the Proskills Sector Skills Council footprint with the intention of improving skills-related productivity.
  • Data analysis teaching – Dr Andrew Knops (University of Birmingham – Sociology). March 2007
    Samples of qualitative interview transcripts and quantitative interview data will be used on the University of Birmingham's Department of Sociology's second year undergraduate research methods module analysis workshops. Students will be asked to analyse the material provided by these deposits, as part of the practical component of the second year research methods module, which focuses on analysis techniques.
    Other surveys used: .
  • Estimating stocks of A8 nationals in the UK – Mr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah. March 2007
    This is an investigation into the number of people born in the new EU member states according to the LFS, in order to estimate net migration flows of A8 nationals to the UK.
  • Moving Up Together – Mr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah. March 2007
    A project investigating the socio-economic performance and barriers to further integration of the Somali, Nigerian, Iranian and Bangladeshi communities in Brent, Manchester and Birmingham.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Lone Parents, Tax Credits and – Mr Mike Brewer (Institute for Fiscal Studies – Direct Tax and Welfare Sector). March 2007
    The whole project is to compare a set of policies that would encourage lone parents to do jobs of less than 16 hours/wk ("mini-jobs"). The LFS will be used to provide background on what sort of people do mini-jobs now, and what sort of jobs are done.
  • Self-Reported Wellbeing in Scotland – Prof David Bell (University of Stirling – Economics). March 2007
    This project looks at self-reported wellbeing in Scotland. It looks at the main determinants of variation in self-reported wellbeing and then considers how these have varied both through time and in relation to the Rest of the UK and the Rest of Europe.
    Other surveys used: SHES FRS.
  • Training Differences in the Public and Private Sector: Who Gets It and What's It Worth? – Dr Paul Latreille (University of Swansea – Economics). February 2007
    This research will look at differences in both training incidences between the public and private sectors and in the gain employees receive from training in these two sectors of the economy. The econometric model proposed controls for inter-establishment (unobserved) heterogeneity and decomposes differences in training incidences and earnings into characteristic and structural effects within a multi-level framework. Inter-sector analysis quantifies the nature of any public sector advantage in training provision and in the rewards that employees receive from training; while intra-sector comparisons examine whether discrimination is lower in the public sector and the part, if any, played in this process by formally written equal opportunities and pay review policies. Research supported by an award from the Department of Trade and Industry WERS 2004 Grants Fund
  • Health service use by people with long term conditions – Mr Roger Halliday (Department of Health – Department of Health). February 2007
    Policy analysis of the use made of different parts of the health service by people with different long term conditions.
    Other surveys used: GHS HSE ELSA BHPS.
  • Qualifications Demand in Scotland to 2011 – Mr John Houston (Glasgow Caledonian University – Business Economics). February 2007
    To acertain the current patterns of sectoral and occupational relationships and their linkage to qualifications in the Scottish Economy.
  • Sociology – Miss Sarah McFarlane (University of Sussex – Social Sciences). February 2007
    im a sociology student and im using the data in order to see if there are any correlations between the variables.
  • Workplace health and Safety – Mr Jonas Nystrom. February 2007
    For analysis of injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Also to analyse the occupational, industrial and demographic composition of the workforce for briefing and for impact assessments within policy development.
  • Optimal labour income tax and transfer programs: theory and evidence for the UK – Mr Mike Brewer (Institute for Fiscal Studies – Direct Tax and Welfare Sector). February 2007
    The project is to apply recent theoretical developments in the theory of optimal tax to the UK. This project is part of several which are being coordinated by the IFS as part of the Mirrlees report, a large-scale project to mark the 30th anniversary of the Meade Report, and due to publish in 2008.
    Other surveys used: FRS GHS.
  • Flexible working: UK-Greece comparison – Prof Stanley Siebert (University of Birmingham – Commerce). February 2007
    The project explores flexible forms of employment (temporary work, agency work, subcontracting, family work) in Thessaly (Greece), using a WERS-style questionnaire. Data in Greece were collected in 2005-6, achieving a sample of over 200 workplaces. For full analysis of the results from the Greek survey, comparative results from the UK WERS would be illuminating.
  • Estimating the economic impact of healthy food – Dr Gavan Conlon. February 2007
    We are undertaking a piece of work to estimate the economic benefits associated with the provision of healthy food in schools. The use of the Labour Force Surveys will provide an assessment of the earnings associated with qualification attainment and is supplementing an analysis of the National Pupil Database.
  • Family poverty – Mr Stephen Mckay (University of Bristol – Geographical Sciences). January 2007
    Analysing the new FRS data from 2004/5 on deprivation indicators. This affects poverty figures, for all family types. Plan to also look at the role of child support in income packages, and what is available on asset measures.
    Other surveys used: FRS BCS.
  • Turnover in HEI – Professor Richard Harris (University of Glasgow – Economics). January 2007
    I wish to compute turnover data for academics in HEIs comparing them to other relevant occupation groups.
  • Training work and the older workforce – Mrs Swati Nettleship. January 2007
    An investigation of training and the older workforce, in the context of the DfES skills targets, the emergence of Train to Gain and the broader Government objective to extend working life.
    Other surveys used: ELSA.
  • Family decision-making – Miss Kathryn Grant. December 2006
    We intend to use this data in a study of how families and households allocate their time and money. We go beyond standard labour force participation studies, to also look at income and consumption. This is part of on-going GLA work on "Women in London's Economy".
    Other surveys used: EFS APS.
  • Small Area Estimates of Income Deprivation – Dr Ben Anderson (University of Essex – Chimera). December 2006
    The development of a spatial microsimulation approach to the estimation of income deprivation at small area levels.
    Other surveys used: FRS EFS.
  • Teaching only – Dr Jo Wathan (University of Manchester – CCSR). December 2006
    Postgraduate teaching.
    Other surveys used: HSE BSA NTS.
  • Measuring equality – Dr Tania Burchardt (University of London School of Economics – CASE). December 2006
    The new Commission on Equality and Human Rights will monitor equality in Britain by gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion/belief. This project is developing a framework for measurement for the CEHR.
    Other surveys used: BSA HSE BCS FRS BHPS FES HBAI.
  • LFS – Dr Abbi Kedir (University of Leicester – Economics). December 2006
    Working on LFS to compare with own data which looks at the work based training. Looking at LFS will be helpful to fulfil this aim.
  • Demography, Politics and Old Age – Dr John Vincent (University of Exeter – Sociology). December 2006
    To provide empirical support of a paper I am writing based on a continuing interest in politics and old age.
    Other surveys used: NICHS FES BSA HSE GHS EFS BHPS.
  • Explaining the regulatory tax of land use restrictions – Mr Gerard Dericks (University of London School of Economics – Geography). December 2006
    For a research project of professors Chirstian Hilber and Paul Cheshire LSE explaining the regulatory tax of land use restrictions.
  • Academic research – Mr Emanuele Canegrati (University of London School of Economics – Economics). December 2006
    I intend to use the data to evaluate the use of time with respect to different social classes and age, in particular with respect to some activities such as relaxing, taking care of relatives, social activities and so forth. The aim of the analysis is to assess if differences amongst the elder and the younger component of society exist.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse.
  • Estimating the ethnic employment rate – Mr Andrew Thomas (The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – DWP). December 2006
    Estimate the employment rate of ethnic minorities and the employment gap compared to whites.
  • Teaching socilogical research methods – Dr Jacqueline O'Reilly (University of Sussex – Sociology). November 2006
    Teaching second year sociology students how to access real datasets as part of learning how to use SPSS.
    Other surveys used: BSA BCS BHPS .
  • New methodology for data imputation – Dr Pasi Koikkalainen. November 2006
    Data is used as a real world case to evaluate new imputation methodology. This is part of Ph.D thesis also.
  • Estimating the impact of drug usage – Mr Andrew Thomas (The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – DWP). November 2006
    I intend to use this to estimate the impact of drug usage supporting DWP's research strategy.
    Other surveys used: BCS.
  • Polish and Lithuanian workers in UK – Dr Bridget Anderson (University of Oxford – ISCA). November 2006
    To contextualise findings from a University of Oxford survey of Polish and Lithuanian workers in the UK.
  • Geographical Structure of Business Services in Britain – Dr Martin Frost (University of Birkbeck College – Geography). November 2006
    An investigation into the distribution of business service activity in Britain, and of the nature, quality and knowledge intensity of the jobs created by it.
  • Temporary work – Dr David Biggs (University of Gloucestershire – Natural and Social Sciences). November 2006
    I am a researcher of temporary workers and I use studies such as the labour force survey to keep an eye on labour market conditions and I have published some of my research findings on this in the past.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Impact of migrant workers – Mr Paul Steven Jones (University of Warwick – Economics). November 2006
    Transtions of UK born workers out of employment in migrant dense sectors and industries.
  • Research project – Dr Rene Boheim. October 2006
    This project explores the dynamics of flexible work arrangements and investigates whether or not flexible work may be a tool to integrate individuals into the labour market. Our main research questions are the following: Does flexible work enhance the chances of regular work in the medium-term? Do workers in flexible contracts suffer wage penalties after switching to regular employment?
    Other surveys used: BHPS ELSA.
  • Equalitec Recruitment of women into ITEC project – Dr Robert Busfield (University of Roehampton – Business & Social Sciences). October 2006
    This project examines how women are recruited and retained in the ITEC sector. The main method involves interviewing HR managers in relevant companines and the project aims to disseminate good practice throughout the industry in order to increase the proportion of women emoployed in ITECT careers. The research will also involve secondary analysis of labour force statistics in order to illustrate the current position of women in the ITEC sector.
    Other surveys used: GHS BSA BCS Omnibus.
  • Economic analysis and general equilibrium modelling – Dr Keshab R Bhattarai (University of Hull – Economics, Business School). October 2006
    Teaching for Economics 2nd and 3rd year and M.Sc. and PhD. students in the Business School of the University of Hull.
    Other surveys used: FES APS NTS GHS EFS BHPS.
  • Teaching – Mr Yi Fang (University of Edinburgh – Economics). October 2006
    To create a econometric project for students in Edinburgh University. The project aims at reproducing the results of previous research and practising some econometric techniques.
    Other surveys used: BCS .
  • Data-matching for QOF study – Dr Robin Sinclair Smith (University of Sheffield – ICOSS). October 2006
    I have been contacted by research staff to explore GP performance data (QOF) and how it could be matched to the Labour Force Survey using Geographical Information Science techniques. In order to define the work I need to look at a sample of the data to see if this task is possible. I am, therefore, downloading a recent dataset for exploration.
  • Construction Industry – Dr Kevin Reilly (University of Leeds – LUBS). October 2006
    Look at gender distribution of individuals with trade occupations in the construction industry. Will be looking at the characteristics of individuals and their employers compared to other selected occupations. The goal is to see if systematic differences can be identified for females who are practicing a trade in the construction industry.
  • Analysis of employment in non-domestic buildings – Dr Alison Berry (University of Surrey – CES). September 2006
    The data will be used to look for time-series in employment data by SIC and SOC codes.
    Other surveys used: EFS.
  • Teaching quantitative methods – Dr Paul Norman (University of Leeds – School of Geography). September 2006
    Various datasets including the LFS, Vital Statistics and Health Surveys will be used as exemplars during the teaching of quantitative research methods to Masters and PhD students at the School of Geography, University of Leeds.
    Other surveys used: BCS HSE GHS SEH.
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of Apprenticeship – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). September 2006
    Using Labour Force Survey data from 1996 to 2005, I will estimate the wage returns earned by individuals who have completed an apprenticeship, focussing on Modern Apprenticeships. These wage benefits will then be compared to the data on the costs of apprenticeships (to the government, the employer and the individual) already acquired by the DfES, to perform a full cost benefit analysis, and estimate the net present value of undertaking an apprenticeship.
  • Controls in Crime and Police Deployment Study – Mr Mirko Draca (University of London School of Economics – Centre for Economic Performance). August 2006
    This data will be used to construct control variables for a study of crime trends and police deployment in the London area over the 2004-2005 period.
  • Sociological Analysis – Dr Yaojun Li (University of Birmingham – Sociology). August 2006
    I am a lecturer teaching quantitative analysis and doing empirical analysis. I need data for both teaching and research purposes.
    Other surveys used: NICHS APS GHS TimeUse BSA.
  • Sector skills profiles – Mrs Sarah Munro. August 2006
    Part of our remit is to provide an overview of the labour market for different industry sectors in Scotland. We estimate that we will produce around 25 different profiles based on the sectors covered by the sector skills councils as well as some other sectoral bodies (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Engineering Construction Training Board). The profiles are intended to provide an overview of the key labour market issues in different sectors on a comparable basis, for use by policy makers and key Scottish stakeholders, and will be freely available on the Futureskills Scotland website.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Heritage Counts – Mr Geoffrey Dawe. August 2006
    Background analysis for research into impact of historic environment on national, regional and local economy and society.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse EFS APS BHPS.
  • Analysis of flexible working amongst older workers – Dr Wendy Loretto (University of Edinburgh – Management School). July 2006
    Update analysis of flexible working amongst men and women aged 50-plus (previously undertaken for Spring 2004 LFS). Purpose: to write an academic article and book chapter.
  • Women employment – Ms Makiko Matsumura. July 2006
    I will use this data for my PHD paper, "Women employment between Britain and Japan". I'd like to examine how Women after having children continue their work or not. I will look for the trend from 1980 to 2006.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Employment and disability – Mr Simon Robinson (University of Leeds – Library). July 2006
    I wish to get LFS data about employment rates for people with disabilities. I particularly want to know about people with vision problems. This data will be included in a training session for staff about disability awareness.
  • Unemployment Trends – Mr Paul Langton (Knowsley PCT – Public Health). July 2006
    Comparing unemployment rates from the 1970's and 1980's in Knowsley to see if it impacts on life expectancy 20 years later. The hypothesis is that worklessness is a large contributor to years of life lost in a population.
  • Child poverty in London – Professor Nicholas Buck (University of Essex – Institute for Social and Economic Research). July 2006
    An analysis of trends in child povery in London, including facts concerning London's demographic structure and labour market conditions which may lead the future trend in poverty to diverge from the national trend.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Equality and Diversity Research – Mr James Rounce. June 2006
    As part of our Councils Equality Standard and Equality and Diversity protocols we would like to combine LFS waves over time, 8 periods, to generate estimates particulalry for ethnic groups to our local authority area. The periods will be reviewed as the LFS is updated thus creating a rolling average figure.
  • Migration analysis – Mr Pascal Marianna. June 2006
    These datasets are intended to be used in an OECD study on integration of migrant population. Labour market performances of national versus migrant workers will carried out for a number of socio-demographic characteristics of the population.
  • Police Effectiveness-econometric analysis – Mr Joseph Hamed (Home Office – Science and Research - Economics and Resource Analysis). June 2006
    Internal Home Office work investigating marginal impact of and additional police officer at Police force area level since 2000. Cross-Section Time series structure to control for simultaneity between police hiring and crime to attempt to esitmate marginal impact of crime, with suitable controls for other variables.
    Other surveys used: BCS APS.
  • The Economic Role of Independent Schools in Britain – Dr Yu Zhu (University of Kent – Economics). June 2006
    This project will examine an issue that has major implications both for public policy and for understanding of social and economic mobility. It will investigate important aspects of the role that independent schools play in England, both within the education sector and by extension in the wider economy.
    Other surveys used: APS BCS70 NCDS BHPS.
  • Labour supply and labour market transitions – Mr Michal Myck. May 2006
    We combine data from the FRS and the LFS (1998-2003) to analyse the effect of financial incentives on labour market transitions. Financial incentives are computed using the FRS, and the information is then transferred to the LFS in which labour market transitions are observed.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Estimating occupational turnover rates – Mr Charles Thibault. May 2006
    The data will be used to estimate the turnover rate by SOC. I will focus on three areas: 1) The person's stated occupation; 2) The person's stated industry of employment; 3) The response to the question "How long have you been at your current job" (variable code EMPLEN). The turnover rates are estimated using a simple "survival analysis" econometric method. These turnover rate estimates are fed into Corzen's (where I work...) proprietary Market Potential model, whereby we estimate the number of hires in a city or for a firm given it's occupational composition. We also input other factors.
  • Non-standard academics in the UK – Dr Donna Brown (University of Royal Holloway – Management). May 2006
    I gathered information on academics in the UK, specifically those on non-standard employment contracts. I wish to contrast the sample with LFS information for workers in this sector, and other public sector occupations.
  • The Social Mobility of Black People: The Public/Private Sector Divide – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). May 2006
    The study is undertaken in the hopes of seeing whether black people enjoy better social mobility, measured by occupation, in the public or private sector and in which country they enjoy the most mobility. From the results I hope to draw conclusions as to the social, historical and other factors that have influenced the situation in each country, compare them and hopefully draw some policy recommendations.
    Other surveys used: GHS BSA BHPS.
  • Fertility estimates using the own-child method – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). April 2006
    The aim of this project is to continue a project developed at OXPOP (Oxford Centre for Population Research) to monitor fertility rates over time in UK since 1980. It involves updating the QLFS database (2003 and more) and analysing the recent figures.
    Other surveys used: Household SAR APS.
  • In between. An exploratory analysis of dependent self-employed workers in Italy and Great Britain – Professor Emilio Reyneri (Oxford: Nuffield College – Sociology). April 2006
    According to labour law the distinction between dependent and independent labour is used to be grounded on the principle of the hetero-direction by employers. A worker should be considered an employee when the employer has a control on his tasks, whereas a worker should be considered self-employed, although working for an only firm, when the control by the employer concerns only the final results of his work. In many European countries labour law scholars debate whether it does exist a tertium genus between dependent and independent working position. From the labour market point of view, people working in those peculiar non standard jobs do not enjoy as many protections and welfare provisions as the employees, but they live as high risks to fall in unemployment as the fixed-term employees. An exploratory comparative analysis, based on labour force surveys (in particular the spring 2004 wave that includes additional questions suggested by Eurostat), is aimed at looking at the characteristics both of those jobs and of people involved in them.
  • Analysis of migrants performance in the UK – Dr Liliana Hiris (Robert Gordon University – Economics and Public Policy). April 2006
    The use of this data will be towards an up to date study on the situation of migrants from Central and Eastern Europe in the UK.
  • Research on Migrant Integration – Dr Alessio Cangiano (University of Oxford – Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS)). April 2006
    The project aims to explore the impact of migration, integration and labour market policies on the outcomes of migrants in the UK labour market. Performance indicators of foreign nationals and foreign-born are analysed discussing possible influence of regulatory frameworks.
    Other surveys used: APS GHS.
  • Scottish Survey Statistics – Dr Michael Rosie (University of Edinburgh – Sociology). March 2006
    Survey statistics on Scottish society
    Other surveys used: NILTS BSA SHES GHS Omnibus SEH.
  • Violence and Society – Dr Simon Moore (Cardiff University – Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology). March 2006
    To examine the causes and correlates of violence in UK society.
    Other surveys used: BCS HSE BHPS BCS70.
  • Varieties of capitalism – Mr Lauge Andrea Stoltze Rasmussen. March 2006
    The Copenhagen Centre is currently performing a comparative study between the service sector in Denmark and in UK. We would therefore like to use data from Denmarks Statistics and UK Data Archive to perform the comoarative study.
    Other surveys used: BSA BHPS.
  • Labour Market Institutions, the Distribution of Wages and Investment in Human Capital – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). March 2006
    I intend to empirically test the impact of minimum wage upratings on the distribution of wages and use my results to evaluate the theoretical predictions about investment in training for low skilled workers.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • The long tail of Low Skills – Ms Renuka Metcalfe (University of Surrey – Economics Department). March 2006
  • Labour force analysis of apparel, footwear and textiles sector – Mr Peter Glover. March 2006
    Labour force analysis of apparel, footwear and textiles sector.
  • Secondary analysis of 2004 child mental health survey data – Professor Panos Vostanis (University of Leicester – Health Sciences). March 2006
    We are particularly interested in the analysis of data on service use by child mental health services, and its comparison with data from the previous child mental health survey, which we also analysed and disseminated.
  • HE participation in the YCS – Dr Anna Vignoles (University of Institute of Education – Bedford Group). March 2006
    Builds on preliminary work sponsored by the DfES.
  • SME – Mr Michael See. March 2006
    The Data will be used for the project report on structure and development of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) which is one of the ongoing tasks of the Institute for Small Business Research. It informs about structures, tendencies, as well as opportunities and risks in the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. With the help of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), we will attempt to find the answers in the following areas: a) A central area of investigation is the exceptional growth of solo self-employed persons in recent years and how this growth is influenced by economic structure or sociodemographic modifications. The development and structure of Self-Employment will be examined in international arrangement. b) Further inquiry will be made as to how much influence the institutions have (factors that are influenced by institutions are e.g. qualification, career and labour market) on the decision between Employment or Self-Employment. c) Since the increase of Self-Employment is an international phenomenon, comparative investigations are also made between Germany and other countries.
  • Undervaluation of Women's Work – Dr Mark Smith (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology – Manchester Business School). February 2006
    This project explores the undervaluation of women's work in the UK. The work builds on previous EOC research and policy work on the main causes of the gender pay gap. The project has a number of aims: firstly, to review the literature and statistical evidence on the undervaluation of women's work; secondly, the project seeks explanations for historical, current and future trends in undervaluation, differences between public and private sectors and linkages between undervaluation and quality of service; thirdly, the project aims to develop criteria for identification of areas for future detailed research, reflecting variations in factors associated with undervaluation and degree of undervaluation; finally, we aim to identify environmental factors that might reduce undervaluation and the assessment of policy interventions and institutional change. The project aims to use survey data to identify occupations, sectors and job types where undervaluation takes different degrees and arises out of different contexts. We wish to use the most up to date LFS to explore changes in gender shares of occupations.
  • Social Research Methods – Mr JM Roberts (London South Bank University – SPS). February 2006
    Teaching exercise for undergraduate students.
    Other surveys used: BSA NILFS GHS BCS.
  • Understanding the Transformation of the Prospects of Place – Dr Eldin Fahmy (University of Bristol – School for Policy Studies). February 2006
    This project seeks to develop a longitudinally consistent approach to understanding the changing geography of poverty and affluence in Britain in the period 1968-2004. The research involves extensive quantitative analysis of large-scale surveys of poverty and wealth in Britain in order to derive synthetic models that can then be applied to census small area statistics for the purposes of geospatial analysis. These sources include a series of nationally representative poverty surveys conducted in 1968-9, 1981, 1990, and 1999, and Family Expenditure Survey data for the period 1968-2001.
    Other surveys used: FES EFS GHS FRS TimeUse APS BHPS BCS70 FACS ELSA .
  • Firm location and firm performance – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). February 2006
    The research will look at how different motivations for outward foreign direct investment affect the structure of production in the UK. It will also examine the extent to which firms are more productive when located in cities and the reasons behind this. I will use the Labour Force Survey data back to the 1970s to create industry-level measures, for example of skill intensity.
  • Innovation in WERS 2004 – Miss Katy Huxley (Cardiff University – Business School). February 2006
    The data will be used to produce statistics for the 6 specialist groups designated to working on WERS.
  • The job search methods of ethnic groups from a comparative perspective – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). January 2006
    Looking at the job search methods of ethnic groups from a comparative perspective, using QLFS data from the U.K. and comparable data from the U.S. and Germany.
  • Migrant Workers H&S Research – Mr Marc Craw (London Metropolitan University – Working Lives Research Institute). January 2006
    Research to focus on migrant workers health and safety in six sectors.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Higher education and the graduate labour market – Dr Sin Yi Cheung (Oxford Brookes University – Sociology). January 2006
    To investigate the extent to which the type of education in addition to level of education influence labour market returns. The focus is on field of study, type of institutions and mode of study.
  • Work Choices – Dr Diane Perrons (University of London School of Economics – Gender Institute). December 2005
    A project looking at the characteristics of individuals who make different work choices and an examination of the constraints to work that they face.
  • Health professionals, education and training – Dr Colin Tilley (University of Dundee – DHSRU). December 2005
    Analysis of the relationship between health professionals and their education and training.
    Other surveys used: SSA BSA APS.
  • Quantitative methods teaching – Dr David Barron (Oxford: Jesus College – Said Business School). December 2005
    Intended for use in teaching quantitative methods to master's degree students.
    Other surveys used: BHPS ELSA.
  • Research – Dr Mark Elliot (University of Manchester – CCSR). December 2005
    Research on linkage.
    Other surveys used: HSE GHS.
  • Non-certified Learning and Skills: Variation Across Sectors and Countries and Links to Productivity – Dr Steven McIntosh (University of Sheffield – Economics). December 2005
    The aim of this project is to collect information on the incidences of non-certified learning, to attempt to build up a picture of the stock of people with non-certified skills. The NALS dataset will be used to verify information provided by the less specific Labour Force Survey. The aim is then to link stocks of non-certified skills to productivity at the industry level and then to do similalrly for other countries using the European Labour Force Survey.
  • Languages LMI – Miss Tracy Docherty (University of Salford – School of Languages). December 2005
    Regional Language Networks NE, NW & YH. RDA funded non-profit organisations. Data needed to assess foreign language skills in each region.
    Other surveys used: FRS APS BHPS.
  • Scotland's Labour Market – Mrs Sarah Munro. December 2005
    A report giving an overview of the Scottish labour market and an analysis of the key opportunities, issues and trends. Intended to inform policy decisions as well as a general reference document for a wider audience.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Gender and the knowledge economy – Professor Sylvia Walby (Lancaster University – Sociology). December 2005
    Analysis of the gender dimension of the knowledge economy.
  • Comparative indicators for panel studies – Professor Nicholas Buck (University of Essex – Institute for Social and Economic Research). November 2005
    Cross-sectional indicators from large social surveys are used to provide comparators for data derived from ongoing longitudinal studies, such as the British Household Panel Survey. This usage support the work of the ESRC funded UK Longitudinal Studies Centre.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • Decomposing differences in income distribution – Dr Philip Kostov (Queen's University Belfast – Agricultural and Food Economics). November 2005
    The conditional income distribution (with regard to covariates) compared to a reference period is decomposed by constructing counterfactual distributions. The latter should indicate the sources in the changes in this distribution.
  • Worcestershire Economic Assessment – Mr Stephen Russell. November 2005
    The Worcestershire Economic Assessment is an annual document which analyses current trends and developments in Worcestershire's economy and labour market. The document contains a wealth of information in order to establish a framework for, and give meaning to, development, in the county.
    Other surveys used: APS FRS SEH BCS Vital Statistics Household SAR.
  • Poverty and Debt – Mr Martin Weale (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – All). November 2005
    A study of the interrelationship between poverty and debt using data from the British Household Panel Survey.
    Other surveys used: GHS EFS FRS BHPS.
  • Ethnic minorities and communities: widening the scope for representation at work – Ms Jane Holgate (London Metropolitan University – Working Lives Research Institute). November 2005
    The overall aim of this project is to explore the scope for representation at work for black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. It will assess the extent to which some BME workers feel marginalised or excluded from trade unions and therefore are unable to access advice and support on work-related matters, or who perhaps choose to use community networks and/or other organisations as an alternative.
  • White Goods – Dr Surhan Cam (Cardiff University – School of Social Sciences). November 2005
    This project aims to investigate the implications of new management strategies for companies and employment relations in the UK.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Use for academic book – Dr Christian W. Haerpfer (University of Aberdeen – Politics and International Relations). November 2005
    The data will be used for an academic book on democracy and market economy in Russia and Ukraine.
    Other surveys used: .
  • Dignity in and at Work Project – Dr Sharon Bolton (Lancaster University – OWT). October 2005
    Project looking into the concept of dignity at work. Initial research seeks to use existing data sets to explore how people feeel about the quality of their working experiences and their working conditions and environment. This information will then be used as a foundation for creating a conceptual framework that will enable a broad understanding of dignity in contemporary workplaces and form a foundation for further in depth qualitative research.
    Other surveys used: APS BSA BCS BHPS.
  • Nationality research – Mr Jacques Benham. October 2005
    We are working for the French Foreign Office who asked us to estimate the number of French residents in UK and to study their evolution in the time. Some of them are identified by the French embassy in UK but many don't use the services offered by the consulate administration and are unknowns. We are searching a way to count French residents in UK and to characterize them if possible, including people who have French and British nationalities. We saw that the Quarterly Labour Force Survey contain the nationality variable.
  • Research on datasets for Northern Ireland – Ms Lee Williamson (University of Manchester – CCSR). October 2005
    Working to create a guide to datasets for Northern Ireland, where access to all the large-scale government surveys will be necessary.
    Other surveys used: NILFS FES NIFES NILTS.
  • Differentiate response of immigrant groups to business cycle shocks – Dr Thorsten Vogel (University of University College London – Economics). October 2005
    Evaluation of microdata to estimate differences in the response to business cycle shocks of various demographic groups.
  • Teaching SPSS – Miss Andre' Noor (University of School of Oriental and African Studies – Economics). October 2005
    Teaching SPSS as part of an introductory research methods course.
  • Drivers of cohesion and perceptions of ethnic diversity – Ms Rebecca Hardy. October 2005
    MORI is hoping to increase internal knowledge about ethnic minority populations. To this end we are hoping to compare the national 2001 and 2003 Home Office Citizenship Data with each other and compare the 2003 data with data we have gathered as part of the Local Areas Boost element of this study. Specifically we will be using binary logistic regression and other modelling techniques to look at the following questions: * How do the drivers of perceptions of diversity differ nationally as compared with local areas * How do the drivers of cohesion differ nationally as compared with local areas * In what way have the drivers of cohesion and perceptions of diversity changed over time
  • Labour market transitions – Dr Andy Dickerson (University of Warwick – Institute for Employment Research). October 2005
    I will be examining the changing dynamics of the labour market in recent years, in particular, distinguishing the behaviour of different subgroups of the population.
  • An analysis of migration in Britain – Mr Stephen Drinkwater (University of Surrey – Economics). October 2005
    To use large-scale survey datasets to conduct an analysis of migration patterns in Great Britain. The research will focus on the characteristics of migrants as well as changes in migration trends and the performance of migrants over time.
    Other surveys used: GHS.
  • Temporary working in the UK – Dr David Biggs (University of Gloucestershire – Psychology). October 2005
    Own personal research.
  • Time and income poverty – Ms Tania Burchardt (University of London School of Economics – CASE). September 2005
    To investigate the circumstances of those who can avoid income poverty only by incurring time poverty and vice versa.
    Other surveys used: TimeUse EFS FRS BHPS.
  • Study on education, crime and income – Mr Rimawan Pradiptyo (University of York – Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology). September 2005
    We are in the process of conducting an exploratory study on educational attainment, crime and income.
    Other surveys used: BCS BCS70 NCDS.
  • Social Statistics and Data Analysis Online Course – Mr Philip Edwards (University of Manchester – Law). September 2005
    Datasets are being used to update the online course in Social Statistics and Data Analysis offered by the University of Manchester School of Law (course ID LW2452).
    Other surveys used: HSE ELSA.
  • Gendered knowledge economy – Professor Sylvia Walby (University of Leeds – Sociology and Social Policy). September 2005
    An analysis of the gendered nature of the knowledge economy.
  • Teaching material – Dr Robert Evans (Cardiff University – School of Social Sciences). September 2005
    Teaching quantitative data analysis methods to students on a postgraduate research methods course.
    Other surveys used: HSE BCS.
  • Lectures on Scottish datasets – Professor David Bell (University of Stirling – Economics). September 2005
    This usage is to allow me to describe Scottish datasets to audiences of other academics and postgraduates. The purpose is to broaden the use of these datasets within Scotland. I do not intend to share the data with any of those attending the lectures.
    Other surveys used: SCS SSA BSA FRS.
  • Muslims and community cohesion in the UK – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). August 2005
    The Muslims and community cohesion project is about identifying factors contributing to or undermining community cohesion in three urban areas in the UK in which significant numbers of Muslim migrants and long-term Muslim residents are living.
  • Diversity, integration and the economy – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). August 2005
    The diversity, integration and the economy project looks at the way economic performance of migrants in the UK and Germany is mediated by the impact of regulatory frameworks.
  • Evaluation of the Working Families' Tax Credit – Mr Mike Brewer (Institute for Fiscal Studies – Direct Tax and Welfare Sector). August 2005
    To investigate the quantitative impact of the WFTC using the Survey of Low-Income Families dataset (now called FACS) and the FRS. As part of the project, SOLIF/FACS will be compared to the FRS and LFS.
    Other surveys used: FRS.
  • Migration – Mr David Beaney (University of Northumbria at Newcastle – Built Environment). August 2005
    Examination of returning migration.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Chronic illness and poverty – Dr Lucinda Platt (University of Essex – Sociology). August 2005
    Project exploring the relationship between long term limiting illness and poverty and/or labour market participation for a selection of minority ethnic groups.
  • Job mobility of dual earner couples – Dr Birgitta Rabe. August 2005
    The project looks at job mobility of dual earner couples which involves internal migration. It examines how the spouses' earnings potentials, other socio-economic variables and intra-family bargaining influence family migration in UK.
    Other surveys used: BHPS.
  • Trends in permanent and non-permanent employment of nurses – Mr Trevor Murrells (University of King's College London – Nursing Research Unit). July 2005
    To explore trends in movement of nurses between permanent and non-permanent employment.
  • Modelling labour market transitions – Mr Mike Brewer (Institute for Fiscal Studies – Direct Tax and Welfare Sector). July 2005
    The aim of the project is: a) to design a model of transitions and flows between non-employment (non-participation, unemployment) and employment which shows how they are affected by various measurable characteristics of working age individuals and the labour market environment. Crucially, the model aims to show how entry into work and exit from work are related to the financial incentives that individuals face in making these transitions. b) to estimate the model using the most suitable recent UK data sources. c) to use the model to simulate the effect of a variety of labour market reforms on employment inflows and outflows and hence on overall labour market participation.
  • Research on Scottish Datasets – Ms Lee Williamson (University of Manchester – CCSR). July 2005
    Working to create a guide to datasets for Scotland, where access to all the large-scale government surveys will be necessary.
    Other surveys used: SSA SCS SHES.
  • DMS – Mr Christopher Bojke. July 2005
    Deployment of Maths and Science teachers (DMS) This research aims to assess the deployment patterns of teachers of mathematics and science in maintained secondary schools in England. The need for research in this area was highlighted in Professor Adrian Smith's Inquiry into Post-14 Mathematics Education, Making Mathematics Count (Smith, 2004).
  • Scottish demography: Migration between Scotland and SE England – Dr Donald Houston (University of Dundee – Geography). July 2005
    This project is part of the ESRC's Scottish Demography research programme.
  • Disability needs analysis – Mrs Sara Panizza. June 2005
    The aim of the study is to develop detailed information on the needs of disabled people in Newham.
    Other surveys used: HSE GHS.
  • Evaluation of the Skills for Life Programme – Ms Hilary Metcalf (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Employment Policy). June 2005
    The study is evaluating literacy and numeracy courses for adults provided under the Skills for Life Programme. The study is examining the impact on economic, personal and familial outcomes (including employmnet, health and interaction with children), using a longitudinal, matched comparison group, survey design.
  • Changing employment relationships – Dr Michael White (University of Westminster – Employment Group). June 2005
    National data (LFS, BHPS) will be used to provide contextual information for further analysis of the "Working in Britain 2000" survey. The latter survey was conducted within the ESRC's Future of Work research programme and has been deposited in the Data Archive by this user. The aim of the further analysis is to develop understanding of changing job requirements and changing work incentives.
  • PhD – Mrs Lul Admasachew (University of Birmingham – Appplied Social Studies). May 2005
    Qualitative and quantitative analysis of wage gaps along age, race and gender borders.
  • South Asians in the Labour Market – David McEvoy (Liverpool John Moores University – School of Social Science). May 2005
    Personal research for purposes of academic publication. In the first instance a paper is in preparation on South Asians in London for a French geography journal.
    Other surveys used: APS.
  • DTI Growth Accounting – Dr Catherine Robinson (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Economics). May 2005
    Conducting a growth accounting exercise, including a more refined measure of labour quality.
  • Wales Input-Output Tables 2003 – Mr Calvin Jones (Cardiff University – Cardiff Business School). May 2005
    Update of IO Tables for Wales to 2003 base-year.
  • Study of Apprenticeships and career trajectories – Mr Jovan Luzajic. May 2005
    Project will consider the career trajectories of people who have previously trained as apprentices. It will search available datasets and research on this subject and initiate a call for evidence to map possible progression routes.
  • Improving recruitment and retention of staff within the bus industry through optimisation of shift patterns – Mr Daniel Johnson (University of Leeds – Institute for Transport Studies). April 2005
    Looking at the factors behind the recruitment and retention of bus drivers in West Yorkshire.
  • the dynamics of commuting behaviour – Dr Joyce Dargay (University of Oxford – Transport Studies Unit). April 2005
    This study will analyse the factors determing commuting patterns, and changes in commuting over time for various types of individuals. It will be based on a model that considers cummuting in the context of the joint decision regarding workplale and residential location.
    Other surveys used: SEH BHPS.
  • Employee participation – Professor David Marsden (University of London School of Economics – Industrial Relations). March 2005
    HEFCE. Seeking funding for academic research on employee information and consultation in the UK
  • Changes in car ownership and transport expenditures – Dr Joyce Dargay (University of Oxford – Transport Studies Unit). March 2005
    This study investigates changes in car ownership and transport expenditures for households over time and investigates the factors determining these changes.
    Other surveys used: FES.
  • Skills and Returners to Employment – Dr Wendy Olsen (University of Manchester – Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research). February 2005
    Study on women returners to work
  • Organising for social inclusion: minority ethnic communities and trade unions – Dr Jane Holgate (University of Queen Mary – Geography). February 2005
    This project aims to explore the under-researched relationships between black and minority ethnic (BME) communities and trade unions. The link between such community groups and trade unions is an important area of research in the context of contemporary politics and is of central importance to our understanding of issues of inclusion and exclusion in the workplace.
  • Employment PSA targets – Ms Allison Roche. January 2005
    To collect data for the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy on employment rates and the theme of worklessness for the Employment Task Group for the Local Strategic Partnership.
  • Northern Ireland Labour Force Analysis – Mr Darren McKinstry. January 2005
    The work will be an analysis of the NI Labour Force by key equality grounds and demographic characteristics.
    Other surveys used: NILFS.
  • Occupational segregation project – Dr Jane Elliott (University of Institute of Education – Centre for Longitudinal Studies). December 2004
    Comparison of occupational segregation in Britian and the US with attention to recent changes and the impact of part-time work on patterns of occupational segregation by sex.
  • Developing a European Socio-economic classification – Professor Peter Elias (University of Warwick – Institute for Employment Research). December 2004
    Labour Force Survey data will be used for a comparative study of the properties of a European Socio-economic classification, contrasting a classification based upon the LFS with a similar classification based upon the French Labour Force Survey.
  • Temporary worker research – Dr David Biggs (University of Gloucestershire – School of Health and Social Sciences). December 2004
    LFS datasets give a useful insight into the labour market and I am specifically interested in this from a temporary worker perspective.
  • Evaluating the Impact of 'Valuing People' – Professor Eric Emerson (Lancaster University – Institute for Health Research). December 2004
    To develop a comprehensive set of performance indicators that can be used to evaluate the impact of current health and social care policies for people with learning disabilities.
    Other surveys used: Omnibus HSE TimeUse GHS FRS BCS BHPS NCDS FACS MCS BCS70.
  • Applied econometrics – Ms Jane Roberts (Oxford: Nuffield College – Social Studies). November 2004
    Writing a textbook about cross-sectional and panel microeconomic data and timeseries macroeconomic data.
  • Employment transitions among those 50+ – Dr Richard Dorsett (University of Westminster – Policy Studies Institute). November 2004
    Explore the movements between different economic states for individuals aged 50+.
  • Labour Market Flexibility and Unemployment Dynamics in the UK – Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis (University of London School of Economics – European Institute). November 2004
    Empirical research on the economic effects of labour market flexibility is significantly hampered by measurement problems and data availability. The present study overcomes such limitations using a unique set of labour market flexibility indicators that have been developed at the regional level for the UK over the period 1979-1998 (Monastiriotis, 2002) and empirically examines the relationship between flexibility and economic performance in the UK. Specifically, the study examines the direct effects of various elements of flexibility (related to the functioning of production and the adjustability of labour costs and labour supply) on unemployment. Further, it investigates three related issues: the impact of labour market flexibility on unemployment persistence; its effects on the impact of macroeconomic shocks on unemployment; and its effects on cross-regional unemployment adjustments. The evidence gathered provides a direct evaluation of the role that labour market flexibility has played for economic performance in the UK and its regions and constitutes a significant contribution to the international literature on the economic effects of labour market flexibility. Among the unique contributions of the study is the use of spatial econometrics, which allows the estimation of spatial dynamics (spillovers) in the relationships under investigation.
  • Older Women and flexible working – Dr Wendy Loretto (University of Edinburgh – School of Management). November 2004
    Investigation of older women (50+) in the labour market, focusing on flexible working. Being undertaken for Equal Opportunities Commission.
  • Coursework Assignment – Dr James Brown (University of Southampton – Social Statistics). October 2004
    Asking students to perform regression analysis on weekly pay as a coursework assignment.
  • Industrial Performance, ICT INvestments and Workforce Skills – Mr John Forth (National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Employment Studies Group). May 2003
    Analysis of the links between information and communications technology (ICT) investments, ICT skills and industrial performance in the UK economy.
    Other surveys used: GHS BCS70.
  • Ethnic differences in patterns of employment and unemployment. – Professor Angela Dale (University of Manchester – CCSR). April 2003
    The extent of cohort changes in employment for ethnic women. Differences in employment participation by qualifications and presence of children. Relationship between qualifications, unemployment and underemployment for different ethnic groups.
    Other surveys used: HSE APS BHPS EFS FACS.
  • Mortality History in London – Dr Peter Razzell. 0000
    The data will be used as a part of a pilot project on the history of mortality in London. The research is a part of a larger programme examining changes in infant and child mortality in London during the period 1540-1850, using reconstitution of individual families.
    Other surveys used: FES.

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