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January 2009Adjusting Imperfect Data: Overview and Case Studies
in The Structure of Wages: An International Comparison, Edward P. Lazear and Kathryn L. Shaw, editors
The LEHD Infrastructure Files and the Creation of the Quarterly Workforce Indicators
with John M. Abowd, Bryce E. Stephens, Fredrik Andersson, Kevin L. McKinney, Marc Roemer, Simon Woodcock
in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data, Timothy Dunne, J. Bradford Jensen, and Mark J. Roberts, editors
The Link between Human Capital, Mass Layoffs, and Firm Deaths
with John M. Abowd, Kevin L. McKinney
in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data, Timothy Dunne, J. Bradford Jensen, and Mark J. Roberts, editors
March 2007Adjusting Imperfect Data: Overview and Case Studies
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Research users of large administrative have to adjust their data for quirks, problems, and issues that are inevitable when working with these kinds of datasets. Not all solutions to these problems are identical, and how they differ may affect how the data is to be interpreted. Some elements of the data, such as the unit of observation, remain fundamentally different, and it is important to keep that in mind when comparing data across countries. In this paper (written for Lazear and Shaw, 2007), we focus on the differences in the underlying data for a selection of country datasets. We describe two data elements that remain fundamentally different across countries -- the sampling or data collection methodology, and the basic unit of analysis (establishment or firm) -- and the extent to which...

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