ERIC Number: ED050228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Optimal Sample Design for a Job Vacancy Survey.
Gonzalez, Maria Elena
Job vacancy statistics are useful both nationally and locally to manpower policymakers in: (1) measuring labor shortages or surpluses, (2) identifying employment trends in occupations and industries, and (3) matching persons and jobs. The purposes of this study are to analyze the reliability of vacancy estimates and to plan efficient sample designs of job vacancy surveys. The report describes methods of reliability measurement for estimates of job vacancies at a point in time and for estimates of changes between surveys. The study found that sample design efficiency could be improved significantly by: (1) stratification by size of firm and by industry, (2) use of smaller employers in samples, and (3) measurement of changes in job vacancies, rather than total vacancies. A related report is available as ED 043 726. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Industrial Conference Board, Inc., New York, NY.