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Matching and clustering in square contingency tables. Who matches with whom in the Spanish labour market

Pablo Álvarez de Toledo, Fernando Núñez and Carlos Usabiaga ()

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 2018, vol. 127, issue C, 135-159

Abstract: The general framework of contingency tables is used to develop previous methodological contributions on labour matching data. A contingency table is generated by the combination of the multiple characteristics that define each row and column category (worker and job categories in our field). In this context, a dimension problem arises that has to be addressed. Two key concepts related to the labour matching process are defined: propensity to match and similarity in the matching. Both measures can be divided into partial components which allow a better understanding of the underlying structure of the data. On the basis of the methodological contribution proposed, an application to the Spanish labour market is conducted, which relies on a large database of administrative microdata (Continuous Working Life Sample, MCVL). A scenario in which each worker category and each job category is defined by the combination of two attributes (location and occupational level) is displayed.

Keywords: Contingency tables; Propensity to match; Factor decomposition; Clustering; Labour matching data; Spanish labour market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1016/j.csda.2018.05.012

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