What is data linkage?
Data linking is the joining up of two or more pieces of information when it is thought that they belong to the same person, household or business (for example).
The following paper provides a more detailed background on;
- What is data linkage?;
- The benefits and limitations of linking data;
- How linking data can be used to support policy;
- Best practice for linking data;
- Case studies - both national and international.