early indicators, firm level comparison, information content, matched data set, qualitative business survey data, quantitative official survey data

Publication date: 30 Nov 2010 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Mitchell, J, Weale, M | Journal: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Vol. 174
The paper identifies the information content at the firm level of qualitative business survey data by examining the consistency between these data and the quantitative data that are provided by the same respondents to the UK’s Office for National Statistics in official surveys. Since the qualitative...