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Education research and administrative data / David N. Figlio ; Krzysztof Karbownik ; Kjell G. Salvanes
VerfasserFiglio, David N. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Karbownik, Krzysztof In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Salvanes, Kjell G. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn : IZA, 2015
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Forthcoming in: Handbook of the Economics of Education, Volume 5
Umfang86 S.
SerieDiscussion paper / IZA ; 9474
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-84788 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Thanks to extraordinary and exponential improvements in data storage and computing capacities, it is now possible to collect, manage, and analyze data in magnitudes and in manners that would have been inconceivable just a short time ago. As the world has developed this remarkable capacity to store and analyze data, so have the world's governments developed large-scale, comprehensive data files on tax programs, workforce information, benefit programs, health, and education. While these data are collected for purely administrative purposes, they represent remarkable new opportunities for expanding our knowledge. This chapter describes some of the benefits and challenges associated with the use of administrative data in education research. We also offer specific case studies of data that have been developed in both the Nordic countries and the United States, and offer an (incomplete) inventory of data sets used by social scientists to study education questions on every inhabited continent on earth.