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30 July 2018 - 03 August 2018

STATA for labour market analysis

30 July 2018 - 03 August 2018

STATA for labour market analysis

STATA for labour market analysis

Course Information

30 July 2018 - 03 August 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011268

English

Deadline: 22 June 2018

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Description

Description

Using a step-by-step approach based on Stata software, this course provides practical skills and tips for analysing labour force surveys to construct and interpret key decent work and SDG indicators.

Target audience

Target audience

This course is aimed at statisticians from national statistical offices; researchers and data analysts from government and non-governmental organizations.

Information and costs

Information and costs

Objectives

Objectives

The main objective of the course is to provide participants with the needed skills to use STATA to analyse the labour market for evidence-based policy-making, including SDG and decent work indicators.

Content

Content

Using step-by-step approach, this course provides practical skills and tips for analysing labour market data to construct and interpret key decent work and SDG indicators. The course is structured around six modules:

- Module 1 - Overview of labour statistics

• Definitions and terminology – resolutions of the
International Conference of Labour Statisticians
• Decent work and SDG indicators

- Module 2 - STATA Basics
• STATA screen and toolbar
• Importing and using data
• Do-file – running commands
• Log files - where output is saved
• Summarizing and analyzing data
• Graphics to analyze data and trends
• Modifying data sets
• Collapsing and merging data sets
• Weighting

- Module 3 - Measuring the labour force and other indicators
• Overview of labour force indicators, including employment, unemployment, NEET and potential labour force
• Deriving labour force indicators in STATA

- Module 4 - Measuring informality
• Concepts and measurement of informality
• Estimating informal employment in STATA

- Module 5 - Statistical analysis of labour statistics
• What is statistical significance and what does it mean?
• T-tests, correlation and regression
• Estimating a wage regression in STATA
• Robustness checks in STATA
• Dichotomous and categorical variables
• Estimating the probability of unemployment in STATA

- Module 6 - Special topics
• Estimating employment elasticities
• Employment projections
• Panel data

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The methodology focuses on a ‘learning-by-doing’ process that encourages the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices among participants. The sessions will combine lectures by experts and practitioners with participatory individual exercises and group work, which will involve preparing, describing and analysing real labour force data with STATA.

Language requirements

Language requirements

The course will be conducted in English.

How to apply

How to apply

To register, kindly fill in and submit the online registration form available below: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9011268/en Deadline for applying the 22nd of June, 2018!

The selection of applicants will be based on the submission of:

• A completed online registration form

• An official sponsorship letter issued by their organization (or donor organization), stating that it
will cover:
– The cost of the course Euro 2,215 (Euro 1600 as Tuition costs, Euro 615 as Subsistence costs)

– The cost of the international travel between the country of origin and the Turin Centre.

Kindly note that we need to receive the above-mentioned documents in order to register you for the course!

The selection of applicants will be based on the following criteria:

• Proven work experience in relevant field (e.g., labour force survey data collection, processing, analysing
and interpretation; statistical reporting);

• Submission of a cover letter explaining how the course will help the participant enhance their professional skills and how they will use these skills in their respective organizations

We strongly recommend applying early since admission is competitive and space is limited!

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

 

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