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How do we pursue labormetrics? An application using the MCVL

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  • José Mª Arranz


    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Alcalá.)

  • Carlos García-Serrano

    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Alcalá.)

  • Virginia Hernanz

    (Departamento de Economía, Universidad de Alcalá.)

The objective of this paper is to describe a process through which the original information of an administrative data source (the Spanish Continuous Work History Sample) can be organised in such a way as to permit the accurate study of work histories. It presents a comparison of the information obtained using the procedure we propose (panel data file 2004-2009) and that obtained using retrospectively only one sample (2009 data file) in three empirical applications whose aim is to demonstrate the sample loss and bias which occurs when data regarding the spells and individuals figuring in the database are not processed correctly.

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Paper provided by Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Economía. in its series Alcamentos with number 1201.

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Length: pages 41
Date of creation: 2012
Date of revision: 2013
Handle: RePEc:alc:alcamo:1201
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