Evaluating Labour Force Survey data using the 1991 Census of population: CS11-619/98-3E-PDF

"A project to match data from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) with data from the 1991 Census of the population was undertaken at Statistics Canada. The main goal of this project was to conduct a number of studies on the quality of LFS data, using 1991 Census information on the population. The increasing use of the LFS as a general vehicle for household surveys, the significant number of supplements added each month to the LFS, and the implementation of new surveys at Statistics Canada are reasons that leaded to the realization of this large-scale project. Three studies have been carried out: i) a comparison of the profiles of respondents and nonrespondents, ii) a coverage study, and iii) a comparison of LFS and Census responses. For the first study, the linkage between both surveys was done at the household level and a database was built containing the characteristics of LFS nonrespondent households which were successfully matched to the Census. For the other two studies, the linkage process was pursued at the person level and a database containing LFS and Census information on matched and unmatched individuals was built"--Abstract.

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Title Evaluating Labour Force Survey data using the 1991 Census of population
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. "HSMD-98-003E." "March 1998."
Date 1998.
Number of Pages 50 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-619/98-3E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11-619E no. 98-03
Subject Terms Statistical analysis, Methodology, Surveys, Census data