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The Measurement of Labor Force Dynamics with Longitudinal Data: The Labour Market Activity Survey Filter

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  • Jones, Stephen R G
  • Riddell, W Craig

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This article explores the measurement of labor force dynamics using longitudinal data, focusing in particular on the Canadian Labour Market Activity Survey (LMAS), which represents a potential advance in longitudinal data collection because it measures aspects of dynamics not available in existing panel data such as the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and the National Longitudinal Survey. The authors examine the implications of the LMAS questionnaire structure--the LMAS filter--for the study of labor market dynamics and undertake simulations to provide a quantitative assessment of the importance of this filter for labor force spells and transitions between labor force states. Copyright 1995 by University of Chicago Press.

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Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Journal of Labor Economics.

Volume (Year): 13 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 351-85

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Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:v:13:y:1995:i:2:p:351-85

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  1. Sadettin Erksoy, 1994. "The Effects of Higher Unemployment on the Distribution of Income in Canada: 1981-1987," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 20(3), pages 318-328, September.
  2. Micklewright, John & Nagy, Gyula, 1999. "The Informational Value of Job Search Data and the Dynamics of Search Behaviour: Evidence from Hungary," CEPR Discussion Papers 2063, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Derek Hum & Wayne Simpson, 1996. "Canadians with Disabilities and the Labour Market," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 22(3), pages 287-299, September.
  4. Gordon Wilkinson, 1997. "A Micro Approach to the Issue of Hysteresis in Unemployment: Evidence from the 1988­1990 Labour Market Activity Survey," Working Papers 97-12, Bank of Canada.
  5. Stephen R. G. Jones & Craig Riddell, 2000. "The Dynamics of US Labor Force Attachment," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 0011, Econometric Society.
  6. Martin Riese, 2000. "Weakening the SALANT-condition for the comparison of mean durations," Economics working papers 2000-28, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

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