ERIC Number: ED404442
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Measurement of Employment in High Technology Sectors at the Regional Level. Report 318.
Jagger, Nick; Perryman, Sarah
A study examined the feasibility of measuring employment in high-technology sectors at the regional level. First, the effect of definition of the term "high-technology" on survey results was considered along with potential effects of using 2- and 3-digit classifications of technology occupations from the Nomenclature of Economic Activities in the European Union (NACE). Methodological issues involved in using the United Kingdom (UK) Labour Force Survey (LFS) to measure high-technology employment at the regional level were studied by using microdata from the LFS and data from the UK Census of Employment. The use of establishment surveys and censuses as an alternative method of deriving high-technology employment figures and the degree of clustering exhibited by high-technology employment were analyzed. Results of an analysis of the LFS, including results from France, Italy, and Spain, were detailed. (Contains 41 tables/figures and 55 references. Appendixes contain information about employment censuses in 15 countries and tables detailing the following: definition of high-technology at the 3-digit NACE level; high-technology employment in regions covered by the 1994 LFS in Europe; current and past year employment in the sector; total and industrial employment in regions covered by the 1994 LFS in Europe; region of residence and region of employment design factors; and region of residence by region of employment.) (MN)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Economic Research, Employment Patterns, Feasibility Studies, Foreign Countries, Occupational Surveys, Regional Planning, Research Methodology, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom