Assessing comparability of available data on characteristics of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Canada, United Kingdom, and United States

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Author: Lee, Marlene A.; Mossaad, Nadwa


Data on the characteristics of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers are available from a variety of national surveys and administrative data including labor force surveys, population censuses or annual population surveys, and official immigration data. The factors that reduce data comparability can usually be grouped into three general categories: (1) the original purpose for which the data were collected; (2) factors related to the analytical methods used such as the definition of occupational or industry grouping; and (3) factors related to data collection;...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; Statistics; Labour market

Keywords: Data collecting; Statistical data; Comparative analysis; Feasibility study; Labour force; Labour supply; Labour demand

Geographic subjects: Canada; Great Britain; United States; Europe; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Population Reference Bureau, 2010

Physical description: 38 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 108.1213

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