Social policies and distributional outcomes in a changing Britain
Data, charts and STATA inequalities programme
The SPDO indicator set
As part of the SPDO programme an indicator set was created to measure inequalities across different outcomes. The aim was to systematically evaluate the progress that has been made in addressing inequalities in relation to key social policy areas, such as health and education, for different groups.
The first spreadsheet below shows differences in outcomes by ethnicity, age, disability, sex, geographic area and socioeconomic deprivation. The second spreadsheet focuses on change over time - whether outcomes have got better or worse for different groups - using a traffic light colour scheme, for example with red signalling a worsening of outcomes.
The SPDO child poverty research exercise
The SPDO child poverty research exercise provides detailed evidence on patterns and trends in child poverty by social group during the second decade of the 21st century. Here we provide the spreadsheets from the research exercise including our descriptive findings on differences and changes in child poverty risks by social group, our assessments of statistical significance using standard and DWP recommended methods for estimating uncertainty, and our multivariate findings.
The datatables accompany the research report, "Going backwards? The slowdown, stalling and reversal of progress in reducing child poverty in Britain during the second decade of the 21st century, and the groups of children that were affected" by Polly Vizard, Polina Obolenskaya and Kritika Treebhoohun.
Please cite the datatables as Obolenskaya P (2022), Datatable (table number), SPDO child poverty research exercise, available at this link.
SPDO STATA inequalities programme
As part of the SPDO programme, Dr Eleni Karragiannaki developed a STATA programme for analysing different outcomes (child poverty, income, wealth, employment status, mental health etc) by characteristics such as gender, age, ethnicity, disability, socio-economic group and area. This STATA programme is being made available for others to use. Please click below to access the do files that run the programme, and associated help files. Please note there are separate do files and help files for continuous and categorical outcomes.
SPDO data spreadsheets
The SPDO programme is making available data on distributional outcomes across different areas of life by characteristics including gender, age, ethnicity, disability, socio-economic group and area.
The first sheet (Notes tab) of each workbook provides information on how to read and interpret the graphs and the underlying data points. Please cite these worksheets as CASE SPDO Data and Charts (followed by the weblink and access date).