A Matched Employer-Employee Panel Data Set for Austria: 2002-2005
36 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 1, 2012
Matched employer-employee (panel) data sets are gaining increasing importance in the analysis of labour markets. In collaboration with Statistics Austria we recently initiated the set up of a matched employer-employee panel data set for Austria, which covers the years 2002-2005. The aim of the paper is to introduce the data set to a broader audience. We first present the set up of the panel data, indicating in more detail the data sources and matching procedure underlying the matched employer-employee data set for Austria. In a second step we show descriptive statistics of the main variables included in our data set. These various statistics encompass three levels of analysis: the aggregate level (i.e. the entire sample), firm level and individual (employee) level.
Keywords: RatSWD, data, RatSWD working paper, matched employer-employee data, panel data, Austria, statistics, workforce characteristics, firm characteristics, linking of data, economic structure, structural business statistics, data of social security, data of wage tax
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