ERIC Number: ED317713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
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Data Needs for Labor Market Analysis. Background Paper No. 44.
Horrigan, Michael W.
Opinions on how the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) can better meet the data needs of users of government-provided labor market data were sought from users inside and outside government. The following recommendations, among others, are based on those opinions: (1) create a quick-response household survey capability at the BLS, using random digit dialing supplemented by a purchase list for households without telephones or a list area frame; (2) start a new youth cohort for the National Longitudinal Survey; (3) appropriate $200,000 annually to integrate the richness of the National Longitudinal Survey database into the ongoing functions of the BLS; (4) construct data tapes that contain the matched records of individuals using existing cross-sectioned files, thereby creating from existing information an entirely new source of longitudinal information on the labor market behavior of individuals; (5) develop methodologies to correct the biases inherent in the Gross Flow data, with the goal of making these data generally available; (6) create a panel of households that would be interviewed over a long-term basis using the monthly Current Population Survey instrument; (7) investigate the possibility of constructing an archive of unemployment insurance wage records; and (8) study the efficacy of conducting surveys that match both workers and firms. (25 references) (CML)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC. Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency.
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