IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

Skills Dynamics and (the Need for) Longitudinal Data

Listed author(s):
  • Margarida Chagas Lopes
  • Graça Leão Fernandes

Skills dynamics analyses are frequently carried on the basis of synchronic data, namely the one provided by firms’ Employment Records. As this kind of surveys are designed to depict formal employment, not only separation spells but also most infra annual flows are not taken into consideration. Neither is there any data on vocational training and job experience, as well. Empirical evidence we have been obtaining from some previous research points both to the importance skills development strategies are taking along those non-employment spells and also to some qualification strategies which encompass both job-to-job and job-to-unemployment (inactivity) /unemployment (inactivity)- to-job flows. Also, analyses usually developed generally fail to take into consideration the influence exerted by economic cycles upon individual trajectories, in which skills development decisions are also supposed to play a major role. Therefore, we’ll try to stress the adequacy both of duration models and longitudinal data on which those models should rely in order to shed light on the above mentioned features.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Universidade de Lisboa in its series Working Papers Department of Economics with number 2004/02.

in new window

Date of creation: 2004
Handle: RePEc:ise:isegwp:wp22004
Contact details of provider: Postal:
Department of Economics, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa, Rua do Quelhas 6, 1200-781 LISBON, PORTUGAL

Web page:

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ise:isegwp:wp22004. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Vitor Escaria)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.