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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

Ajit Zacharias, Thomas Masterson () and Fernando Rios-Avila ()

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Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing (LIMEW); Statistical Matching; Synthetic Datasets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C10 D31 H23 I30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-08
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