The Pathways to Work Evaluation database hold information on most of the end-to-end process of Pathways, including National Insurance number (encrypted), Pathways starts, benefit claims, work focused interviews (WFIs), referrals and starts to programme provision, Return to Work Credit (RTWC) awards and job entries.
There are 179 variables (fields) on the database, a large proportion of which are derived variables that are used for calculation purposes such as classifying dates into months, creating binary flags or enabling the merging of data from different sources. The full list of variables has been placed in the Library.
A report, summarising information produced from the database appeared as a DWP Departmental Working Paper in January 2006 entitled “Incapacity Benefit Reforms—Pathways to Work pilots Performance and Analysis (Working paper no.26)”, which is in the Library. Members of the public can access that information on the Department’s website at: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/wp26.pdf