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Exploring differences in employment between household and establishment data

Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 14:53
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1086/669062
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Abraham, Katharine G.
Haltiwanger, John
Sandusky, Kristin
Spletzer, James R.
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Place Published: 
Chicago, IL
Published Date: 
April 2013
Published Date (Text): 
April 2013
Publication: 
Journal of Labor Economics
Volume: 
31
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
129-172
Year: 
2013
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Abstract: 

Using a large data set that links individual Current Population Survey (CPS) records to employer-reported administrative data, we document substantial discrepancies in basic measures of employment status that persist even after controlling for known definitional differences between the two data sources. We hypothesize that reporting discrepancies should be most prevalent for marginal workers and for marginal or nonstandard jobs, and we find systematic associations between the incidence of reporting discrepancies and observable person and job characteristics that are consistent with this hypothesis. The paper discusses the implications of the reported findings for both micro and macro labor market analysis. (Author abstract) 

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Page Count: 
44
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