Wage and Employment Dynamics

The Wage and Employment Dynamics project aims to bring together data from various official surveys and administrative datasets to provide insights into the dynamics of earnings and employment in the UK.

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Summary & aims

Funded by ADR UK, the project aims to do this by integrating data across individuals across years, jobs, income sources and employers, offering significant potential to improve our understanding of wage and employment issues.


The project aims to create the basis for a sustainable, documented ‘wage and employment spine’ with the potential to fundamentally transform UK research and policy analysis across a vast range of topics. Alongside the creation of data infrastructure, the project will also generate research findings of direct interest to policy makers. Public benefit will be maximised through the provision of high-quality metadata and training for users. The project is led by the University of the West of England and involves partners from UCL, Bayes Business School, University of Reading and NIESR.

This project runs until March 2022.

Visit the Wage and Employment Dynamics website for more information about the project.


Lucy Stokes
Principal Economist