Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation

How Access to Microdata is Transforming Policy Design

by Nuno Crato, Paolo Paruolo

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Book Description

In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data confidentiality, data linkage, and national practices in policy areas such as public health, education and employment. It offers scholars as well as practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations insights into counterfactual impact evaluation methods and the potential of data-based policy and program evaluation.

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Table of Contents

The Power of Microdata: An Introduction
 
1
Part I
Microdata for Policy Research
 
From 'Intruders' to 'Partners': The Evolution of the Relationship Between the Research Community and Sources of Official
 
17
Microdata for Social Sciences and Policy Evaluation as a Public Good
 
27
Overview of Data Linkage Methods for Policy Design and Evaluation
 
47
Privacy in Microdata Release: Challenges, Techniques, and Approaches
 
67
Part II
Microdata Access
 
Access to European Statistical System Microdata
 
87
Giving the International Scientific Community Access to German Labor Market Data: A Success Story
 
101
Hungary: A Case Study on Improving Access to Administrative Data in a Low-Trust Environment
 
119
Experimental and Longitudinal Data for Scientific and Policy Research: Open Access to Data Collected in the Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social Sciences (LISS) Panel
 
131
Part III
Counterfactual Studies
 
Public Policy, Big Data, and Counterfactual Evaluation: An Illustration from an Employment Activation
 
149
The Use of Administrative Data to Evaluate the Impact of Active Labor Market Policies: The Case of the Italian Liste di Mobilità
 
165
Negative Home Equity and Job Mobility
 
183
Microdata and Policy Evaluation at CPB
 
203
Long-Term Effects of a Social Intervention for Vulnerable Youth: A Register-Based Study
 
221
Does the Road to Happiness Depend on the Retirement Decision? Evidence from Italy
 
237
The Impact of Age of Entry on Academic Progression
 
249
Part IV
Use of Results
 
Use of Administrative Data for Counterfactual Impact Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in Europe: Country and Time Comparisons
 
271
Designing Evaluation of Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland
 
289
Pay for Performance in Primary Care: The Use of Administrative Data by Health Economists
 
313
The Potential of Administrative Microdata for Better Policy-Making in Europe
 
333

Book Details

Subject
Politics and Government
Publisher
Springer
Published
2019
Pages
346
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319784601
ISBN10
3319784609
ISBN13 Digital
9783319784618
ISBN10 Digital
3319784617
PDF Size
7.1 MB
License
CC BY

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