Calculation of change for annual business surveys - ARCHIVED

Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-522-X19980015027


The disseminated results of annual business surveys inevitably contain statistics that are changing. Since the economic sphere is increasingly dynamic, a simple difference of aggregates between n-l and n is no longer sufficient to provide an overall description of what has happened. The change calculation module in the new generation of annual business surveys divides overall change into various components (births, deaths, inter-industry migration) and calculates change on the basis of a constant field, assigning special importance to restructurings. The main difficulties lie in establishing subsamples, reweighting, calibrating according to calculable changes, and taking account of restructuring.

Issue Number: 1998001
Author(s): Rivière, Pascal
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CD-ROMOctober 22, 1999