Can Canadians’ Work Histories Be Deduced from Administrative Data? A Feasibility Study

Articles and reports: 11-633-X2021009


This study assesses the degree to which administrative data, namely the Statistics Canada Longitudinal Worker File, can be used to construct individuals’ work histories. It describes why information obtained from work histories is useful, provides a brief overview of Canadian datasets that have measured work histories to date, and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the Longitudinal Worker File, and household surveys regarding the construction of individuals’ work histories.

Issue Number: 2021009
Author(s): Morissette, René; Qiu, Hanqing
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