The Role of Micro-level Panel Data in Policy Research

TitleThe Role of Micro-level Panel Data in Policy Research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBurkhauser, RV, Smeeding, TM
JournalSchmollers Jahrbuch: Zeitschrift fur Wirtschafts und Sozialwissenschaften/Journal of Applied Social Science Studies
KeywordsConsumption and Savings, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Methodology, Public Policy, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction

This paper focuses on the value of longitudinal micro-level data for policy centered research on behavioral and economic well-being. It provides examples of policy questions that can best be answered using such data and shows how they have been answered using data from four ongoing longitudinal panels--the BHPS (British Household Panel Study), the GSOEP (German Socio-Economic Panel), the HRS (Health and Retirement Study) and the PSID (Panel Study of Income Dynamics). Finally, it suggests a set of policy issues that can be considered using these data or from a national or a cross-national perspective.


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General Welfare/Basic Needs/Living Standards/Quality of Life/Economics of the Elderly/Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs/Retirement Policies/Public Policy/Well Being/HRS content and design

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