Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124996
Authors: 
Figlio, David N.
Karbownik, Krzysztof
Salvanes, Kjell G.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9474
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
education research
administrative data
JEL: 
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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