Ahern, Aideen

Aideen Ahern
Start date:
October 2013
Research Topic:
The Impact of Disability on Employment in the UK
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr. Melanie Jones, Professor David Blackaby
Supervising school:
School of Management,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Despite Disability being associated with substantial labour market disadvantage there is a shortage of disability research within social sciences, particularly within economics. This research will contribute to the research gap by analysing existing UK micro-data including the Annual Population Survey and Life Opportunities Survey. The analysis will be enhanced by the creation and exploratory analysis of new linked administrative (health) and survey data sets (within SAIL) to evaluate the additional insights gained by data linking.