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Poverty and ethnicity – Dr David Owen (University of Warwick – Institute for Employment Research and SHSS). January 2013
This project is concerned with the analysis of poverty across the ethnic groups present in Wales and Northern Ireland. The project will bring together a range of quantitative datasets in order to identify the changing ethnic profile of both countries since 2001 and the experience of poverty by different ethnic groups.
Other surveys used: IHS POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN NORTHERN IRELAND; 2002-2003 LIW APS.
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: LFS EHS LIW.
Social cohesion and mental health in Wales – Dr giles greene (Cardiff University – Dept of Primary Care and Public Health). March 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: LFS LIW WHS.
Volunteering in Wales – Dr Bryan Collis. March 2012
Analysis to determine the estimate for the number of volunteers in Wales and their demographic make up. The research will be published in the Wales Council for Voluntary Action Almanac.
Other surveys used: CITIZENSHIP SURVEY; 2009-2010.
Distributional impacts of climate change policy – Mr Pedro Guertler. November 2011
We intend to use this data to understand households expenditure on energy for use in the home and to understand how the costs of meeting the UK's climate change objectives translates into increases in fuel bills across different household groups.
Other surveys used: EFS EHS LIW WEALTH AND ASSETS SURVEY; WAVE 1; 2006-2008: SPECIAL LICENCE ACCESS.
Monitoring poverty and social exclusion – Mr Guy Palmer. August 2011
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: LFS NICHS EFS HSE FRS APS LIW BCS SCS WHS Omnibus HBAI FES EHS.
Who are the White British Muslims? – Mr Muhammad Brice (University of Wales Trinity Saint David). July 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 LFS Vital Statistics EHS.