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Temporary Agency Work in the SOEP: Coping with Data Quality Problems

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  • Holger Schäfer
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    In principle, the SOEP is a highly adequate data source for analyzing the socio-economic background of temporary agency workers. In this paper, it's argued that on second glance, the SOEP's temp worker variable shows severe problems with data quality. An easy-to-use adjustment procedure is proposed that alleviates the problem, but is not an encompassing solution. Therefore, it is concluded that in the long term, the questionnaire needs to be improved.

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    Paper provided by DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in its series SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research with number 454.

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    Length: 40 p.
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:diw:diwsop:diw_sp454

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    Keywords: Temporary agency work; panel surveys;

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