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Title:

Criteria used in the LFS to identify the population’s economic activity status vs. the respondents’ subjective views: implications for unemployment research

Group publication title:

Ekonometria = Econometrics

Title in english:

Econometrics

Creator:

kołodziejczak, Włodzimierz

Subject and Keywords:

Labour Force Survey (LFS) ; unemployment ; economic activity ; inflow/outflow analysis ; BAEL ; bezrobocie ; aktywność zawodowa ; metoda przepływów na rynku pracy

Description:

Econometrics = Ekonometria, 2018, Vol. 22, No.3, s. 99-113

Abstrakt:

In the Labour Force Survey (LFS) the interviewees are considered as employed, unemployed or professionally inactive based on “objective” criteria defined in the survey’s methodological assumptions (e.g. the fact that a person is seeking employment, waiting to start work or worked at least one hour in the reference week). In use since 1992, the above approach allows the classification to be unaffected by the respondents’ subjective feelings. Since 2006, LFS respondents have been also allowed to identify their economic activity status by themselves. The objective of this paper is to indicate and attempt to explain the differences between the results based on the identification of economic activity statuses as per the criteria adopted by the Central Statistical Office and the LFS respondents’ own assessment of their economic activity status. This paper assessed the rationale behind each approach and the implications thereof for the procedure and results of unemployment surveys from a static and dynamic perspective

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2018

Resource Type:

artykuł

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

doi:10.15611/eada.2018.3.07

Language:

eng

Relation:

Econometrics = Ekonometria, 2018, Vol. 22, No. 3

Access Rights:

Dla wszystkich zgodnie z licencją

License:

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 PL

Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu