Benefits sanctions are set for a big increase even without the new work search at four weeks rule for people on Universal Credit.
UK poverty rates are hard to understand due to outdated estimates. We look at how administrative data can help fill this gap.
We explore the new rule for Universal Credit work search at four weeks and explain why it’s a lose-lose policy for claimants and public purse.
In the US researchers also use administrative data to tackle social policy problems. Guest writer Mary-Alice Doyle shares work from J-PAL North America.