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Title: Does administrative data reflect individual experience? Comparing an index of poverty with individually collected data on financial well-being in a multi-ethnic community
Authors: Prady, Stephanie L.
Bloor, Karen
Bradshaw, Jonathan
Tunstall, Helena
Petherick, Emily S.
Pickett, Kate E.
Keywords: Child poverty
IDACI
Benefit claimants
Ethnic minority
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Cambridge University Press
Citation: PRADY, S.L. ... et al, 2016. Does administrative data reflect individual experience? Comparing an index of poverty with individually collected data on financial well-being in a multi-ethnic community. Social Policy and Society, 15 (4), pp.513-535.
Abstract: The Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index (IDACI) uses administrative data to count children living in households in receipt of both in-work and out-of-work means-tested benefits and provides small area ranking as an indicator of child poverty in neighbourhoods. Benefit take-up rates within an area will affect its reliability. We aimed to examine benefit take-up rates and compare area ranking by the IDACI with ranking using individually reported data across areas of varying ethnic composition. Mothers living in areas with high minority ethnic density were less likely to report claiming a benefit than those in majority White or mixed areas, despite reporting lower incomes. The correlation between self-reported material difficulties and worsening IDACI rank was much lower in areas characterised by minority ethnic populations. Further investigation into the performance of area-based deprivation measures in areas with high minority ethnic density is needed.
Description: This paper is the accepted version of an article subsequently published in the journal, Social Policy and Society [© Cambridge University Press]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746415000597
Sponsor: This article presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH).
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1017/S1474746415000597
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20549
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746415000597
ISSN: 1474-7464
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