LEHD Data Documentation Lehd-Overview-S2011: LEHD Infrastructure Files in the Census RDC – Overview

291 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2014

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Lars Vilhuber

Cornell University - Department of Economics; U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies

Kevin L McKinney

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Date Written: June 1, 2014

Abstract

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Program at the U.S. Census Bureau, with the support of several national research agencies, maintains a set of infrastructure files using administrative data provided by state agencies, enhanced with information from other administrative data sources, demographic and economic (business) surveys and censuses. The LEHD Infrastructure Files provide a detailed and comprehensive picture of workers, employers, and their interaction in the U.S. economy. This document describes the structure and content of the 2011 Snapshot of the LEHD Infrastructure files as they are made available in the Census Bureaus secure and restricted-access Research Data Center network. The document attempts to provide a comprehensive description of all researcher-accessible files, of their creation, and of any modifcations made to the files to facilitate researcher access.

Suggested Citation

Vilhuber, Lars and McKinney, Kevin L, LEHD Data Documentation Lehd-Overview-S2011: LEHD Infrastructure Files in the Census RDC – Overview (June 1, 2014). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP-14-26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2448301 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2448301

Lars Vilhuber (Contact Author)

Cornell University - Department of Economics ( email )

Ithaca, NY
United States

U.S. Census Bureau - Center for Economic Studies ( email )

4700 Silver Hill Road
Washington, DC 20233
United States

Kevin L McKinney

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ( email )

405 Hilgard Avenue
Box 951361
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

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