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Australian Labour Force Data: How Representative is the 'Population Represented by the Matched Sample'?

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  • Dixon, R.

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This paper investigates two related matters. First, what proportion of the population is represent by the matched sample (i.e. by the gross flows data) in the Labour Force Survey, why is this proportion what it is and why does it vary over time? Second, given that slightly over 20% of the population are not represented in the matched sample, how representative are labour market indices derived from the matched sample data and, if biases are present, what is the source and what are the implications of the bias?

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 772.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:772

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Keywords: POPULATION ; LABOUR MARKET ; WORKERS;

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  1. Dixon, Robert & Lim, Guay C. & van Ours, Jan C., 2014. "The Effect of Shocks to Labour Market Flows on Unemployment and Participation Rates," IZA Discussion Papers 8221, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. 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," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 842, The University of Melbourne.
  3. Robert Dixon & John Freebairn & Guay Lim, 2007. "Time-varying equilibrium rates of unemployment: an analysis with Australian data," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 10(4), pages 205-225, December.
  4. Robert Dixon, 2007. "Common Cycles in Labour Market Separation Rates for Australian States," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 991, The University of Melbourne.
  5. 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.

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