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Title: Population estimates of alcohol misusers who access DWP benefits
Author(s): Hay, Gordon
Bauld, Linda
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Citation: Hay G & Bauld L (2010) Population estimates of alcohol misusers who access DWP benefits. Department for Work and Pensions Working Paper, 94.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2010
Date Deposited: 25-Mar-2013
Publisher: Department for Work and Pensions, UK
Series/Report no.: Department for Work and Pensions Working Paper, 94
Abstract: This study aimed to estimate the number of people who are accessing Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits and who have a problematic relationship with alcohol. It follows a similar study, also commissioned by DWP, which estimated the number of Problem Drug Users (PDUs) who access DWP benefits. This study combines the most accurate, relevant and up-to-date data on the number of dependent drinkers with a score of 20 or more in the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)1, derived from survey data2, with benefit uptake data to produce estimates for 2008.
Type: Working Paper
Rights: Use in this Repository permitted under the Open Government Licence:
Affiliation: University of Glasgow
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