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The Sources and Methods Used in the Creation of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being for the United States, 1959-2013

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  • Ajit Zacharias
  • Thomas N. Masterson
  • Fernando Rios-Avila

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This paper documents the sources of data used in the construction of the estimates of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing (LIMEW) for the years 1959, 1972, 1982, 1989, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013. It also documents the methods used to combine the various sources of data into the synthetic dataset used to produce each year's LIMEW estimates.

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  • Ajit Zacharias & Thomas N. Masterson & Fernando Rios-Avila, 2018. "The Sources and Methods Used in the Creation of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being for the United States, 1959-2013," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_912, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Ajit Zacharias & Thomas Masterson & Fernando Rios-Avila, 2018. "Stagnating Economic Well-Being and Unrelenting Inequality: Post-2000 Trends in the United States," Economics Public Policy Brief Archive ppb_146, Levy Economics Institute.

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    Keywords

    Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing (LIMEW); Statistical Matching; Synthetic Datasets;
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    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General

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