IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Data Confidentiality: A Researcher's Perspective


  • James P. Smith



The paper is organized around the four most frequently proposed solutions to data confidentiality--remote access, Census Special Sworn Employees (SSE), statistical models, and licensing of researchers. In my evaluation, I asking the question of whether each of these models is viable on a large scale--that is, making survey data available in a useful way to significant numbers in the research community.

Suggested Citation

  • James P. Smith, 2004. "Data Confidentiality: A Researcher's Perspective," Labor and Demography 0403006, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0403006
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 3. 1991 Proceedings of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics Section, pp. 117-120

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Robert H Mcguckin, 1992. "Analytic Use Of Economic Microdata; A Model For Researcher Access With Confidentiality Protection," Working Papers 92-8, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.

    More about this item


    data confidentiality;

    JEL classification:

    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0403006. 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: (EconWPA). General contact details of provider: .

    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.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using 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 RePEc Author Service 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.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.