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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...

The specification of dynamic discrete-time two-state panel data models

This paper examines dynamic binary response and multi-spell duration model approaches to analyzing longitudinal discrete-time binary outcomes. Prototypical dynamic binary response models specify low-order Markovian state dependence and restrict the effects of observed and unobserved...

Economic liberalisation and the mobility of minority groups: evidence from Māori in New Zealand

Between 1984 and 1993, New Zealand undertook comprehensive market-oriented economic reforms. In this paper, we use census data to examine how the internal mobility of Māori compares to that of Europeans in New Zealand in...

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...

The Effect of Trial Periods in Employment on Firm Hiring Behaviour

Ninety day trial.    Controversial policy,    with little impact.   An amendment to legislation in 2009 enabled New Zealand firms with fewer than 20 employees to hire new workers on trial periods. The scheme was...

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...

Why do we ignore the risk in schooling decisions?

While uncertainty abounds in almost any decision on investment in schooling, it is mostly ignored in research and virtually absent in labour economics text books.
This paper:
documents the scope for risk,
discusses the tough disentanglement of heterogeneity...

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...

Economic Liberalisation and the Mobility of Minority Groups: Evidence from Māori in New Zealand

Between 1984 and 2003, New Zealand undertook comprehensive market-oriented economic reforms. In this paper, we use Census data to examine how the internal mobility of Māori compares to that of Europeans in New Zealand in...

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