Investigating Alternative Sources of Quarterly Wage Data: An Overview of the NDNH, LEHD, WRIS, and ADARE

Research Report

Investigating Alternative Sources of Quarterly Wage Data: An Overview of the NDNH, LEHD, WRIS, and ADARE

October 25, 2012

Abstract

This report investigates potential sources of sources of multi-state quarterly wage data that have been or might potentially be used for research purposes, focusing on the National Directory of New Hires, the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program, the Wage Record Interchange System, and the Administrative Data Research and Evaluation project. For each source, the report provides a summary of the project's purpose and design, discusses the rules surrounding accessing information from the source, and gives an overview of research using the source, where available. The report concludes with a brief discussion of the benefits, barriers, and policy implications associated with using these sources for research.

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