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Statistical matching of the German Aging Survey and the Sample of Active Pension Accounts as a source for analyzing life courses and old age incomes

Statistisches Matching von Deutschem Alterssurvey und Versicherungskontenstichprobe als Quelle zur Analyse von Lebensläufen und Alterseinkommen
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Simonson, Julia; Romeu Gordo, Laura; Kelle, Nadiya

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Abstract "The paper examines the combination of the German Aging Survey (Deutscher Alterssurvey - DEAS) with the Sample of Active Pension Accounts (Versicherungskontenstichprobe - VSKT), as an example of how survey results may be linked together with administrative data using statistical matching. Statistical matching is a technique increasingly being applied in order to combine information from different data sources where no linkage can be made between records based on any unique identifier. This might be due to confidentiality restrictions or attempts to avoid the high attrition rates connected with informed consent requirements. The aim of this matching is to provide a combined dataset that contains more information than the data sources would on their own. In their paper, the authors detail some preparatory steps for making this match, such as the definition and adjustment of matching variables. The steps they describe may well be worth challenging on the basis of the divergent characteristics of the two sets of data. The authors also outline the procedure they used to combine the data sources, based on the Mahalanobis distance vector. Finally, the authors assess the quality of the matching by comparing the individual pension amounts that they can extract from each of the two matching sources as our external criterion." (author's abstract)
Keywords Federal Republic of Germany; statistics; matching; elderly; income; life career; SOEP; pension insurance; cohort analysis; employment; unemployment; invalidity; retirement pension; gender; regional factors; old federal states; New Federal States; comparative research
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Gerontology
Method empirical; quantitative empirical; basic research; development of methods
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 185-210
Journal Historical Social Research, 37 (2012) 2
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works