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The imputation of wages above the contribution limit with the German IAB employment sample


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  • Gartner, Hermann

    (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])


"Researchers analyzing wages with the German IAB employment sample are confronted with a censoring problem: The data comes from the social security accounts. Therefore the wages are only given up to the contribution limit of the social security (A documentation of the data set is found in Bender, Haas, and Klose (2000)). To avoid biased estimation the censored wages can be imputed with estimated wages. The estimation can be done with a tobit model. The independent variables of the estimation are for example qualification, region and branch." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en)) Additional Information Anlage zum FDZ-Methodenreport Nr. 02/2005: ado-Programm: imputw

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Paper provided by Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany] in its series FDZ Methodenreport with number 200502_en.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 23 Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:iab:iabfme:200502_en

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Keywords: IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe; Sozialversicherung; sozialversicherungspflichtige Arbeitnehmer; Schätzung; Lohnhöhe; Datengewinnung; Datenaufbereitung; Imputationsverfahren;


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