Microdata Panel Data and Public Policy: National and Cross-National Perspectives
Syracuse University Center for Policy Research Working Paper No. 23
45 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2011
Date Written: May 1, 2000
This paper focuses on the movement of data-based social policy analysis from a single country cross-sectional frame to a multi-country panel frame. It provides examples of policy insights this movement to panel data has permitted, both with respect to economic well-being and behavior-using data from the PSID (Panel Study of Income Dynamics), the BHPS (British Household Panel Study), the GSOEP (German Socio-Economic Panel), and the HRS (Health and Retirement Study). It also suggests fruitful areas for future panel data-based policy research.
JEL Classification: C33, O57
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