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May 2008
This study describes the employment patterns and work-to-retirement transitions of New Zealanders who were who were born between 1 April 1936 and 31 March 1940 and aged in their 60s during the 1999–2007 period, using longitudinal data from the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset. The study has two main parts. The first part provides an overview of the employment rates and income support patterns...
Completed
28 Apr 2008
The main objective of this paper is to investigate the use of earnings spells in LEED as a measure of job tenure. The paper was motivated by whether LEED could be used to identify and describe seasonal employment patterns, which typically only last for a few months. The paper explores the extent to which employment relationships in LEED contain multiple job (earnings) spells and the impact on the...
Completed
Apr 2008
The main objective of this paper is to investigate the use of earnings spells in LEED as a measure of job tenure. The paper was motivated by whether LEED could be used to identify and describe seasonal employment patterns, which typically only last for a few months. The paper explores the extent to which employment relationships in LEED contain multiple job (earnings) spells and the impact on the...
Completed
Mar 2008
During the economic upswing in New Zealand between 1999 and 2007, employment increased by over 20 percent and average real earnings increased by 9 percent. It is plausible that many low-skilled and low-paid people were attracted into work over this period, changing the composition of employment and depressing average real earnings. Similarly, the boom may have encouraged the market entry of new...
Completed
Feb 2008
The investigation into the integration of Ministry of Social Development (MSD) benefit data with the Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) production system indicates that the integration is feasible. This conclusion was reached following an examination of the quality and characteristics of the input data, its ability to support the proposed use and an examination of the issues surrounding the...
Completed
2008
Statistics New Zealand’s Framework for Measuring Sustainable Development defines the concept of sustainable development and provides a basis for selecting indicators to measure progress towards sustainable development. The framework builds on Statistics New Zealand’s previous work on measuring sustainable development – the 2002 publication Monitoring Progress Towards a Sustainable New Zealand...
Completed
Aug 2007
Assessing the population’s wellbeing involves understanding how people lead their daily lives. Time use surveys measure the ways people spend their time. From a social viewpoint, survey data shows how activity choices are affected by different circumstances and responsibilities. From an economic viewpoint, it provides information on productive activities not measured in existing economic...
Completed
May 2007
This paper reports the findings of a feasibility study in which data from the Annual Enterprise Survey (AES) were linked to data from the Linked Employer-Employee Database (LEED) and enterprise-level measures of labour productivity and financial performance were constructed. An assessment was then made of the strengths and weaknesses of these data for research purposes. The overall purpose of the...
Completed
May 2007
This paper reports the findings of a feasibility study in which data from the Annual Enterprise Survey (AES) were linked to data from the Linked Employer-Employee Database (LEED) and enterprise-level measures of labour productivity and financial performance were constructed. An assessment was then made of the strengths and weaknesses of these data for research purposes. The overall purpose of the...
Completed
Apr 2007
In this paper, we exploit the worker-firm “link” information in the Linked Employer-Employee Database (LEED) to describe the patterns of employment intensity in jobs, matching between workers and firms, and the effect on job-level employment and earnings. First, we characterise workers’ annual employment experiences by their full-time (within month) and full-year (across months) dimensions, and...

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