The Sources and Methods Used in the Creation of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being for the United States, 1959–2013

Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series

24 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2018

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Ajit Zacharias

Bard College - Levy Economics Institute

Thomas Masterson

Bard College - Levy Economics Institute

Fernando Rios Avila

Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute

Date Written: August 29, 2018

Abstract

This paper documents the sources of data used in the construction of the estimates of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing (LIMEW) for the years 1959, 1972, 1982, 1989, 1992, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013. It also documents the methods used to combine the various sources of data into the synthetic dataset used to produce each year’s LIMEW estimates.

Keywords: Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing (LIMEW), Statistical Matching, Synthetic Datasets

JEL Classification: D31, C10, H23, I30

Suggested Citation

Zacharias, Ajit and Masterson, Thomas and Rios Avila, Fernando, The Sources and Methods Used in the Creation of the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being for the United States, 1959–2013 (August 29, 2018). Levy Economics Institute, Working Papers Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3240945 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3240945

Ajit Zacharias (Contact Author)

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Thomas Masterson

Bard College - Levy Economics Institute ( email )

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Fernando Rios Avila

Bard College - The Levy Economics Institute ( email )

Blithewood, Bard College
Annandale, NY 12504-5000
United States

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