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The Importance of Establishment Data in Economic Research

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  • Robert H Mcguckin
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    The importance and usefulness of establishment microdata for economic research and policy analysis is outlined and contrasted with traditional products of statistical agencies -- aggregate cross-section tabulations. It is argued that statistical agencies must begin to seriously rethink the way they view establishment data products.

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    Paper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 93-10.

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    Date of creation: Aug 1993
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    Keywords: CES; economic; research; micro; data; microdata; chief; economist;

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