Official Statistics

Family Resources Survey: evaluating approaches to data linking

Report investigating the evaluation of approaches to linking the survey results to administrative data at DWP.



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The purpose of data linking examined here is to use administrative data to correct measurement error. It is possible to do this with the Family Resources Survey for various types of income such as benefit income. Improving accuracy is important because the survey forms the basis of key National Statistics including those on households below average income.

Published 31 May 2012