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Australian Gross Flows Data: The Labour Force Survey and the Size of the Population Represented by the Matched Sample

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  • Dixon, R.
  • Lim, G.C.
  • Thomson, J.

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In this paper we look at the way in which the ABS derives gross flows data from successive Labour Force Surveys. The procedure used by the ABS is described and a measure of the 'matching rate' obtained. We develop a simple theoretical model designed to explore the relationship between the Labour Force Survey response rate(s) and the size of the matched sample relative to the potentially matched number of persons and report the results of an econometric model of the evolution over time of the size of the matched sample relative to the potentially matched number of persons. This paper has now been published by the Australian Gross Flows Data: The Labour Force Survey and the Size of the Population Represented by the Matched Sample, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 5(1): pp. 1-21 (2002).

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 810.

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Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:810

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Keywords: LABOUR ; POPULATION ; ECONOMETRIC MODELS;

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  1. Robert Dixon & John Freebairn & Guay Lim, 2003. "Why are recessions as deep as they are? The behaviour over time of the outflow from unemployment: a new perspective," Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE), Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School, vol. 6(1), pages 37-64, March.
  2. 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.
  3. Chew Lian Chua & Robert Dixon & G. C. Lim, 2007. "What Drives Worker Flows?," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2007n34, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.

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