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Releasing multiply-imputed synthetic data generated in two stages to protect confidentiality

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  • Reiter, Jerome P.
  • Drechsler, Jörg

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

Abstract

"To protect the cofidentiality of survey respondents' identities and sensitive attributes, statistical agencies can release data in which cofidential values are replaced with multiple imputations. These are called synthetic data. We propose a two-stage approach to generating synthetic data that enables agencies to release different numbers of imputations for different variables. Generation in two stages can reduce computational burdens, decrease disclosure risk, and increase inferential accuracy relative to generation in one stage. We present methods for obtaining inferences from such data. We describe the application of two stage synthesis to creating a public use file for a German business database." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Reiter, Jerome P. & Drechsler, Jörg, 2007. "Releasing multiply-imputed synthetic data generated in two stages to protect confidentiality," IAB Discussion Paper 200720, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  • Handle: RePEc:iab:iabdpa:200720
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    1. Jörg Höhne, 2008. "Anonymisierungsverfahren für Paneldaten," AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, Springer;Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft - German Statistical Society, vol. 2(3), pages 259-275, October.

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    IAB-Betriebspanel; Datenaufbereitung; Datenanonymisierung; Datenschutz; angewandte Statistik; statistische Methode; Arbeitsmarktforschung; Imputationsverfahren;

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