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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.


  • Understanding the Quality of Alternative Citizenship Data Sources for the 2020 Census
    J. David Brown; Misty L. Heggeness; Suzanne M. Dorinski; Lawrence Warren; Moises Yi (18-38 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • LEHD Infrastructure S2014 files in the FSRDC
    Lars Vilhuber (18-27 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • LEHD Infrastructure S2014 files in the FSRDC
    Lars Vilhuber (18-27r This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Does Federally-Funded Job Training Work? Nonexperimental Estimates of WIA Training Impacts Using Longitudinal Data on Workers and Firms
    Fredrik Andersson; Harry J. Holzer; Julia I. Lane; David Rosenblum; Jeffrey Smith (18-02 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Total Error and Variability Measures with Integrated Disclosure Limitation for Quarterly Workforce Indicators and LEHD Origin Destination Employment Statistics in On The Map
    Kevin L. McKinney; Andrew S. Green; Lars Vilhuber; John M. Abowd (17-71 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Who Moves Up the Job Ladder?
    John Haltiwanger; Henry Hyatt; Erika McEntarfer (17-63 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Recalculating - How Uncertainty in Local Labor Market Definitions Affects Empirical Findings
    Andrew Foote; Mark J. Kutzbach; Lars Vilhuber (17-49 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • A Comparison of Training Modules for Administrative Records Use in Nonresponse Followup Operations: The 2010 Census and the American Community Survey
    Melissa C. Chow; Hubert P. Janicki; Mark J. Kutzbach; Lawrence F. Warren; Moises Yi (17-47 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Developing a Residence Candidate File for Use With Employer-Employee Matched Data
    Matthew R. Graham; Mark J. Kutzbach; Danielle H. Sandler (17-40 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

  • Two Perspectives on Commuting: A Comparison of Home to Work Flows Across Job-Linked Survey and Administrative Files
    Andrew S. Green; Mark J. Kutzbach; Lars Vilhuber (17-34 This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.)

Meet the Economists

  • Andrew Foote, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • Henry Hyatt, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Hubert Janicki, Ph.D., Arizona State University
  • Erika McEntarfer, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Kevin McKinney, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Kristin Sandusky, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • James Spletzer, Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Lee Tucker, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Larry Warren, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Moises Yi, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
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