The Creation of New Administrative Data

21 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2013 Last revised: 16 Dec 2013

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Julia Lane

Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

John King

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Lou Schwarz

Factor 21

Date Written: December 9, 2013

Abstract

Administrative data have a number of advantages. They can be used to provide information quite quickly and reliably, with minimum burden. The STAR METRICS program is a good example: legislators wanted immediate information about jobs resulting from the US stimulus funding, and agencies needed better data for analysis and reporting, but manual reporting of information from researchers and research institutions was unreliable and burdensome. The LEHD and LEED programs are examples of how administrative data can be used to create information about important economic activities that can’t readily be captured by survey data: namely the dynamic interactions of workers and firms – jobs.

Suggested Citation

Lane, Julia and King, John and Schwarz, Lou, The Creation of New Administrative Data (December 9, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213916 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2213916

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