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Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics

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The LEHD program maintains an active research program oriented on the use of longitudinally linked employer-employee data. This includes activities such as developing new prototypes for data products, research comparing administrative and survey data, and working to expand use of administrative data in the federal statistical system. LEHD economists share their research at academic conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets

Research using LEHD microdata is also carried out by qualified academic researchers under approved projects using a secure network of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDCs). Please use the following link to view more information on accessing LEHD data through the FSRDCs.

Recent Working Papers

The following set of working papers highlight recent research of LEHD staff and FSRDC researchers using LEHD data. Older working papers can be found in the CES discussion paper series This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content. . Prior to 2008, a separate LEHD Technical Paper series This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content. was maintained.


  • Cyclical Worker Flows: Cleansing vs. Sullying
    John Haltiwanger; Henry Hyatt; Erika McEntarfer; Matthew Staiger (21-10 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Determination of the 2020 U.S. Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) Using Administrative Records and Statistical Methodology Technical Report
    John M. Abowd; William R. Bell; J. David Brown; Michael B. Hawes; Misty L. Heggeness; Andrew D. Keller; Vincent T. Mule Jr.; Joseph L. Schafer; Matthew Spence; Lawrence Warren; Moises Yi (20-33 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Male Earnings Volatility in LEHD before, during, and after the Great Recession
    Kevin L. McKinney; John M. Abowd (20-31 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Total Error and Variability Measures for the Quarterly Workforce Indicators and LEHD Origin Destination Employment Statistics in OnTheMap
    Kevin L. McKinney; Andrew S. Green; Lars Vilhuber; John M. Abowd (20-30 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • United States Earnings Dynamics: Inequality, Mobility, and Volatility
    Kevin L. McKinney; John M. Abowd; John Sabelhaus (20-29 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • A New Measure of Multiple Jobholding in the U.S. Economy
    Keith A. Bailey; James R. Spletzer (20-26 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • The Impact of 2010 Decennial Census Hiring on the Unemployment Rate
    Jonathan Eggleston; Mark Klee; Kristin McCue; Kristin Sandusky; Jim Spletzer (20-19 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Maternal Labor Dynamics: Participation, Earnings, and Employer Changes
    Danielle Sandler; Nichole Szembrot (19-33 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Pandemic Recession: L or V-Shaped?
    Victoria Gregory; Guido Menzio; David G. Wiczer (NBER Working Paper No. 27105 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Predicting the Effect of Adding a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census
    J. David Brown; Misty L. Heggeness; Suzanne M. Dorinski; Lawrence Warren; Moises Yi (19-18 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

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