Friday, 30 March 2012

Using Large-Scale Government Microdata for Employment and Labour Market Research

Tuesday 22 May 2012
Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester

A one day training event organised by ESDS government in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics. This workshop is aimed at anyone unfamiliar with large scale government datasets or labour market research. It will introduce those interested in the broad areas of labour market and employment to the microdata available at ESDS Government. It will provide participants with:

1. a broad overview of the different type of information available in the main large scale Government surveys that can be used in conjunction with traditional labour market indicators;

2. a more detailed presentation of the Labour Force Survey, including its fieldwork and data quality issues;

3. a hands-on computer practical enabling users to familiarise themselves with LFS data and perform simple analysis.

The workshop is free to attend and lunch will be provided. To view the programme and book a place please go to

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