International economics, economy wide country studies, panel data, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, PSID, British Household Panel Study, BHPS, German Socio-Economic Panel, GSOEP, Health Retirement Study, HRS
This paper focuses on the movement of data-based social policy analysis from a single-country cross-section frame to a multi-country panel frame. It provides examples of policy insights this movement to panel data has permitted, both with respect to economic well-being and behavior--using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), the British Household Panel Study (BHPS), the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), and the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). It also suggests fruitful areas for future panel data-based policy research.
Burkhauser, Richard V., "Microdata Panel Data and Public Policy: National and Cross-National Perspectives" (2000). Center for Policy Research. Paper 130.
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