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Employment misclassification in survey and administrative reports

This paper analyses measurement error in the classification of employment using matched survey and administrative data from New Zealand. We show that the true employment rate and time-invariant error rates can be identified, given access...

Higher education institutions and regional growth: The case of New Zealand

Universities    bring extra population    and more employment.    We examine the relationship between the presence of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and local growth, using a sample of 57 New Zealand Territorial Local Authorities...

Firm-Level Hiring Difficulties: Persistence, Business Cycle and Local Labour Market Influences

We examine the correlates of reported hiring difficulties at the firm level using linked employer-employee and panel survey data over 2005-2011, focussing on the relative influence of firm-level characteristics, persistence, the business cycle and local...

Labour market dynamics following a regional disaster

Quake! drop, cover, hold    Then employees recover        and subsidy helps.The 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes caused major upheaval to the people of the region. The second major quake killed 185 people, forced many from...

Earnings Dynamics and Measurement Error in Matched Survey and Administrative Data

This paper analyses the measurement error and earnings dynamics of two sources of individuals' annual earnings from Statistics New Zealand's Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE) and administrative linked employer-employee data (LEED) earnings reported...

Employment misclassification in survey and administrative reports

Surveys have errors.    Tax data errors are rare,    but they still matter.    This paper analyses measurement error in the classification of employment. We show that the true employment rate and time-invariant error rates...

Changes in the Māori Income Distribution: Evidence from the Population Census

This paper uses census data to identify the main changes in the individual-level income distribution of working-aged Maori between 1991 and 2001, and to analyse the effects of changes in the distribution of socio-demographic attributes...

Firm Productivity Growth and Skill

Quals are increasing.    Job growth draws in new workers,    But they are less skilled.    This paper examines the relationship between firm multifactor productivity growth (mfp) and changing skill levels of labour in...

Firm productivity growth and skill presentation

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Productivity Hub agencies (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Productivity Commission, Statistics New Zealand and Treasury) are working together to use the LBD to better understand New Zealand’s...

Exporting, Innovation and the Role of Immigrants

This research uses Statistics New Zealand"s Integrated Data Infrastructure and data from the Business Operations Survey to investigate the correlations at the firm level between
employee characteristics and firm international engagement, and
firm international engagement and innovation.

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