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Re-thinking households - using administrative data to count and classify households with some application

Harper, G. and Mayhew, L. (2012). Re-thinking households - using administrative data to count and classify households with some application (Report No. Actuarial Research Paper No. 198). London, UK: Faculty of Actuarial Science & Insurance, City University London.

Abstract

Households rather than individuals are being increasingly used for research and to target and evaluate public policy. As a result accurate and timely household level statistics have become an increasing necessity especially at local level. However, present sources of information on households are fragmented with significant gaps and inaccuracies that limit their usefulness. This paper reviews present statistical arrangements and then describes a new approach to data collection and household classification based on local administrative sources. The result is a more integrated and flexible system. The utility and advantages are demonstrated using recent examples from the six Olympic London Boroughs.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Publisher Keywords: administrative data, local, household classification, household statistics, policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Cass Business School > Actuarial Science & Insurance > Actuarial Research Reports
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2329
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