South Korean Occupational Wage Survey: 1971, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 (ICPSR 24621)
Principal Investigator(s): Rodgers, Yana, Rutgers University
South Korea's Occupational Wage Survey (OWS) is an annual business establishment survey conducted since 1970 by South Korea's Ministry of Labor. The dataset contains detailed information on individual workers' earnings, hours worked, educational attainment, actual labor market experience, occupation, industry, and region. The surveyed establishments must employ at least ten workers and were selected by a stratified random sampling method. Because they exclude workers in small enterprises, the self-employed, family workers, temporary workers, and public sector workers, the surveys represent approximately one-half of South Korea's total nonagricultural labor force. The samples for each year are randomly drawn from the original surveys. The surveys cover all industries up through 1986. After 1986, agriculture, forestry, hunting, and fishing are excluded. This change in sampling procedure does not appear to cause a significant change in the types of nonfarm enterprises covered by the survey.
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Rodgers, Yana. South Korean Occupational Wage Survey: 1971, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998. ICPSR24621-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-12-14. doi:10.3886/ICPSR24621.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24621.v1
This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation (9510161)
Scope of Study
Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Geographic Coverage: South Korea
Date of Collection:
Universe: Business establishments in South Korea that employ at least ten workers.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: Stratified random sampling.
Mode of Data Collection: on-site questionnaire
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2009-12-14
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