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Worklife Data

 

Below are sources of raw data used to derive the disability-specific worklife expectancies found in The New Worklife Expectancy Tables; also information explaining the calculation of worklife expectancy
Data Item Description
Life Tables

Arias, Elizabeth.  National Vital Statistics Report, vol. 53 no. 6, United States Life Tables, 2002.  Hyattsville, MD:  National Center for Health Statistics, 2004.   

 

A detailed listing of the life survivors table by age is reproduced here (Appendix B from The New Worklife Expectancy Tables).

 

The complete publication of the Life Tables is available for download from the National Center for Health Statistics.  
Current Population Survey - Participation and Employment Rates  A detailed listing of the joint probabilities of participation and employment for 1996 through 2005 (Appendix C from The New Worklife Expectancy Tables:  Revised 2006).

 

Probabilities of participation and employment for 1995 forward are also available on the Census Bureau website.  Table 2 at this site lists PE rates through age 74.  

 

 

Public use data from the CPS are also available on the Census Bureau website.  

 

American Community Survey  Employment Rates A detailed listing of the probabilities of employment for 2001 through 2004 (Appendix D from The New Worklife Expectancy Tables:  Revised 2006). 

Public use data from the ACS are also available on the Census Bureau website

Worklife Expectancy Calculation Explains the calculation of worklife expectancy, including the details behind the calculation of the probability of life and PE rate averages for multiple years of data.  Included also is a description of the CPS and ACS variables used in the extraction of data from the Census Bureau's Public Use Data Files. (Appendix A from The New Worklife Expectancy Tables:  Revised 2006).

 

LPE Calculation A compilation of data explaining the LPE method of calculating worklife expectancy; an adaptation of Appendices A through D from The New Worklife Expectancy Tables:  Revised 2006 (included in their entirety above)
Worklife Expectancy Derivation Presentation slides on the derivation of the 2002 version of The New Worklife Expectancy Tables, from a July 24, 2002 seminar.

 

 

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