Labour market gross flows data from the Labour Force Survey
The article investigates the use of longitudinal datasets from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a tool for assessing the UK labour market. The main points are:LFS respondents are interviewed for five consecutive quarters. Therefore longitudinal datasets can be produced which link respondents over two and five quarters.These datasets can be used to analyse the movement, or flow, between employment, unemployment and inactivity.The gross flows between each labour market status every quarter tend to be much larger than the quarterlychanges in the headline labour market aggregatesLongitudinal datasets are known to be subject to a number of biases
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Volume (Year): 4 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
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