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Can we identify students in ASHE?

Phan, Van; Ritchie, Felix; Whittard, Damian; Stokes, Lucy; Forth, John; Bryson, Alex

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Lucy Stokes

John Forth

Alex Bryson


ASHE is a key dataset in the UK, the only one which allows long-term analysis of flows in labour market status and earnings, and hence vitally important in the understanding of low pay and wage progression. Separating out students from non-student workers therefore has considerable value. This study has tried to create a proxy for ‘student working’ using the ASHE dataset, and then triangulating with the Census 2011 data which has some of the
same people but with an accurate marker for student status. Unfortunately, triangulating this with accurate student information on the Census suggested that our preferred method was not notably the ‘best’.


Phan, V., Ritchie, F., Whittard, D., Stokes, L., Forth, J., & Bryson, A. Can we identify students in ASHE?

Deposit Date Oct 24, 2022
Publicly Available Date Oct 24, 2022
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