Australian gross flows data: the labour force survey and the size of the population represented by the matched sample
AbstractIn this paper we look at the way in which the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) derives gross flows data from successive Labour Force Surveys. The procedure used by the ABS is described and a measure of the ‘matching rate’ obtained. We develop a simple theoretical model designed to explore the relationship between the Labour Force Survey response rate(s) and the size of the matched sample relative to the potentially matched number of persons. We report the results of an econometric model of the evolution over time of the size of the matched sample relative to the potentially matched number of persons. The paper should be of interest not only to researchers interested in Australian Gross Flows data but also to anyone who uses data generated by the monthly Labour Force Survey.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School in its journal Australian Journal of Labour Economics.
Volume (Year): 5 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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Worker Flows; Gross Flows Estimation; Labour Force Survey;
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- Dixon, R. & Lim, G.C. & Thomson, J., 2001. "Australian Gross Flows Data: The Labour Force Survey and the Size of the Population Represented by the Matched Sample," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 810, The University of Melbourne.
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
- C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data
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- Robert Dixon & John Freebairn & G. C. Lim, 2004. "A Framework For Understanding Changes In The Unemployment Rate In A Flows Context: An Examination Net Flows In The Australian Labour Market," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 910, The University of Melbourne.
- Chew Lian Chua & Robert Dixon & G. C. Lim, 2007. "What Drives Worker Flows?," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2007n34, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
- Robert Dixon & John Freebairn & G. C. Lim, 2002.
"Why Are Recessions As Deep As They Are? The Behaviour Over Time Of The Outflow From Unemployment: A New Perspective,"
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- Robert Dixon & John Freebairn & Guay Lim, 2003. "Why are recessions as deep as they are? The behaviour over time of the outflow from unemployment: a new perspective," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 6(1), pages 37-64, March.
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