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How do we pursue labormetrics? An application using the MCVL

Jose Arranz (), Carlos Garcia-Serrano () and Virginia Hernanz ()

No 1201, Alcamentos from Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Economía.

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to describe a process through which the original information of an administrative data source (the Spanish Continuous Work History Sample) can be organised in such a way as to permit the accurate study of work histories. It presents a comparison of the information obtained using the procedure we propose (panel data file 2004-2009) and that obtained using retrospectively only one sample (2009 data file) in three empirical applications whose aim is to demonstrate the sample loss and bias which occurs when data regarding the spells and individuals figuring in the database are not processed correctly.

Keywords: Administrative data; work histories; spells of non-employment; employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 J60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012, Revised 2013
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