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

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  • Lehmann, Hartmut

    () (University of Bologna)

  • Muravyev, Alexander

    () (Higher School of Economics)

  • Zimmermann, Klaus F.

    (University of Bonn)

Abstract

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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  • Lehmann, Hartmut & Muravyev, Alexander & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2012. "The Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey: Towards a Better Understanding of Labor Markets in Transition," IZA Discussion Papers 7090, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    Keywords

    transition; public use data; survey panel data; Ukraine;

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    • C83 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Survey Methods; Sampling Methods
    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General

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