STATA for labour market analysis

STATA for labour market analysis

STATA for labour market analysis

Understanding how to analyze the labour market within the 2030 SDGs Indicator Frameowrk using STATA software

15 Junho–10 Julho 2020
O curso está disponível em English
Key features
High-level resources

Learn from ITCILO trainers and ILO specialists

Proven procedures

This course is based on ILO-recognized strategies and standards

Selective process

Participants must have work experience in the field

Practical tool

STATA is easy to use and popular all over the world

Apresentação do curso

The demand for analyzing labour market data has risen, in line with the prioritization of countries to better understand the functioning of the labour market and the impact of policies and programmes on outcomes, including unemployment and employment. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires governments and other stakeholders to monitor progress towards the defined goals and targets, including SDG 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth. At the same time, new measures of the labour market are evolving through the adoption of statistical standards by the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS). The 19th and 20th ICLS resolutions on work statistics are crucial for decent work related SDG indicators, particularly SDG 8 on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, employment and decent work for all. The analysis of labour market data relies on the availability of data, which has expanded in recent years, and the use of appropriate methodologies to identify key factors and trends relevant to evidence-based policy-making. In this regard, analysts and statisticians depend on statistical software that provides a user-friendly approach to data management, description, graphics and analysis. STATA is such a tool, which is powerful but easy-to-use, and is utilized across the world for analyzing labour market data. Building on its long experience in delivering training on labour market statistics, the International Training Centre of the ILO in full collaboration with the ILO Department of Statistics is proud to offer this online training on using STATA for labour market analysis. Harnessing the latest ground-breaking distance learning technologies, the ITCILO is proudly offering this course online for the first time in full collaboration with the ILO Department of Statistics.

Perfil dos participantes

- Labour Statisticians from national statistical offices; Ministries of labour and related institutions (such as labour observatories); Other Ministries or Government institutions in charge of SDG statistical monitoring; - Employment and development policy analysts from National Statistical Offices, Research and Academic institutions, International organizations and Donor organizations; - Officials responsible for managing the production and dissemination of labour market statistics, particularly for the SDG national reporting; - Members of Employers' and Workers' organizations.

What topics does this course cover?

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, potential labour force (including discouraged job seekers), classification of status in employment (ICSE), of occupations (ISCO), of economic activities (ISIC), social benefits, informality…
  • Deriving labour force indicators in STATA

Module 4

Analysis of labour statistics

  • Brief labour market analysis based on survey data
What will I learn?
  • Enhanced understanding about the definitions, terminologies, and resolutions of labour statistics;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Decent work and SDG indicators framework;
  • Foster better understanding and operationalization of key international statistical standards;
What will I be able to do?
  • Sound statistical data processing and analysis of indicators;
  • Effective utilization of STATA as a comprehensive tool to analyze the labour market and translate it into adequate policy-making;
  • Perform various measurements of labour force indicators using STATA.
Why should I join?
  • The course is designed to enhance institutional capacities to identify, collect, analyze and disseminate labour market information and other indicators related to the SDGs indicator framework. Moreover, the course will also emphasize the latest 20th ICLS resolutions concerning work statistics as an important pillar to measure progress towards the 2030 agenda, particularly Goal 8 on promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, employment and decent work for all.
  • The course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to use the computer software STATA to analyse the labour market for evidence-based policy making, including SDG and decent work indicators.
  • The course will emphasize a unique learning approach harnessing digital e-learning technologies using an interactive online platform that provides participants with an interactive online platform that facilitate the learning process and provides participants with real-time feedback and support. 

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