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The Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey: Towards a Better Understanding of Labor Markets in Transition

  • Lehmann, Hartmut

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    (University of Bologna)

  • Muravyev, Alexander

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    (Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg branch)

  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

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    (IZA and University of Bonn)

The paper presents the Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (ULMS), which is one of the most widely used household and labor force surveys in Eastern Europe. It is based on a statistically representative sample of the Ukrainian population aged between 15 and 72 years, comprising about 4,000 households and 8,500 individuals. The paper introduces the essential aspects of the ULMS, including sampling, survey instruments and content as well as discusses the current available data. Key details of the forthcoming 2012 wave of the survey are outlined. The article also provides an overview of major studies accomplished with the help of the ULMS data. The review suggests the usefulness and high potential of the survey in tackling important questions in labor economics and related fields.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 7090.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2012
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Publication status: published in: IZA Journal of Labor & Development, 2012, 1, Article 9 [Open Access]
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp7090
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