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Mismeasurement of usual hours worked in the census and ACS

Nathaniel Baum-Snow () and Derek Neal

Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 102, issue 1, 39-41

Abstract: Recent decennial censuses and the American Community Survey (ACS) collect data that permit construction of average hourly wage rates. However, reports concerning usual hours worked during the past year contain errors that create incredible implied wages for part-time workers.

Keywords: Hourly; wages; Measurement; error (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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