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Administrative Registers - Unexplored Reservoirs of Scientific Knowledge?

Sammendrag

Administrative registers constitute valuable, yet to a large extent unexplored, sources of knowledge about human behaviour. In this paper, we discuss how register data can con-tribute to scientific progress within the field of labour market econometrics. The discussion is founded on our own experience derived from the Norwegian Frisch Centre Data-base. We argue that access to register data opens up new and challenging avenues for fu-ture research, particularly with respect to the identification and estimation of causal ef-fects. But efficient utilisation of register data requires development of new methodologi-cal approaches and new statistical- and computational techniques.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Røed, Knut and Raaum, Oddbjørn

År:

2003

Tidsskrift:

Economic Journal

Serie:

Vitenskapelige tidskrift

JEL:

C81, J00

Nøkkelord:

register data, causality, unobserved heterogeneity

Prosjekt:

1151 - Mobilisering av arbeidstilbudet

Kontakt:

knut.roed@frisch.uio.no