Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey
Data Set Description
The survey was aimed at getting detailed information on employment, reasons for unemployment and job search strategies, education, changes in places of residence and health of active adult population of Ukraine. The survey was held in all the regions including the Crimean Autonomous Republic.
Besides individual information, the survey has been gathering information on welfare level of Ukrainian households, in particular on sources and amounts of cash and natural income, and the structure of expenditure and consumption of Ukrainian families.
The household questionnaire contains items on the demographic structure of the household, including data on household membership and structure.
Information on households' consumption, including data on buying, making and consuming foodstuff in the household, as well as nonfood costs.
The core of the survey is the individual questionnaire, which elicits detailed information concerning the labor market experience of Ukrainian workers.
The individual questionnaire included the following sections:
- Retrospective sections where information is gathered about employment changes during 2003-2004 (section C and D) and about changes of residence since during 2003-2004 (section H)
- Reference-week part where information is gathered about the employment and non-employment during the week preceding the interview (sections E and F)
- Individual characteristics of a household member section (section B);
- Studies and skills section (section G);
- Attitudes, health, and ecology section (section I)
In the 2004 questionnaire, besides the reference week sections, there is an extensive
retrospective part, which ascertains each individual?s labor market circumstances covering the intervals 2003 to 2004.
The population of the survey is the working-age/labor-age population, that is aged 15-72 inclusive.
The survey took place in the period of time from March 4, 2004 till December 30, 2004. The field stage started May 29 and was completed October 16, 2004. 94% of the surveyed households were questioned in June and July.
The survey was held at the household addresses included in the sampling of ULMS-2003 basic research. All country?s regions including the Crimean Autonomous Republic were engaged. 159 interviewers took part in the survey.
In the final data file were included 3449 questionnaires of households, 3394 (98.4%) of which are panel and 55 (1.6%) of which appeared as a result of division of families questioned in 2003. 55 households were excluded from the data file as their members either reached the pension age or deceased. In
2003 there were questioned 4056 households. Thus, the data file response rate came to 85%.
In the final data file there were included 7200 individual questionnaires, 6889 (96%) of which are panel, 311 (4%) individuals were questioned only in 2004 as they reached the age of 15 or joined the households as a result of family enlargement. In 2003 there were questioned 8641 individuals. Thus the individual data file response rate came to 81%.
Scope of Data Set
Time Periods: 2003 2004 2007 2012
H. Lehmann, A. Muravyev, and K.F. Zimmermann “The Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey: Towards a Better Understanding of Labor Markets in Transition”, in IZA Journal of Labor and Development, 2012, 1, Article 9.This should be the citation in references.
IZA Discussion Paper(s)
- Informal Employment in Transition Countries: Empirical Evidence and Research Challenges
- New Evidence on the Relationship between Risk Attitudes and Self-Employment
- Motherhood Wage Penalty in Times of Transition
- Job Satisfaction and Self-Selection into the Public or Private Sector: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
- The Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey: Towards a Better Understanding of Labor Markets in Transition
- The Persistence of Informality: Evidence from Panel Data
- The Long-Term Effects of the Chernobyl Catastrophe on Subjective Well-Being and Mental Health
- Labor Supply and Consumption Smoothing When Income Shocks Are Non-Insurable
- Retirement Responses to a Generous Pension Reform: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Eastern Europe
- The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance in the Ukraine
- Informal Employment Relationships and Labor Market Segmentation in Transition Economies: Evidence from Ukraine
- Determinants of Poverty during Transition: Household Survey Evidence from Ukraine
- No Education, No Good Jobs? Evidence on the Relationship between Education and Labor Market Segmentation
- The Russian-Ukrainian Political Divide
- The Russian-Ukrainian Earnings Divide
- Is Man Doomed to Progress?
- Public Sector Pay and Corruption: Measuring Bribery from Micro Data
- Wage Ceilings and Floors: The Gender Gap in Ukraine's Transition
- The Incidence and Cost of Job Loss in the Ukrainian Labor Market
- What Is Behind Stagnant Unemployment in Ukraine: The Role of the Informal Sector
- Institutions, Markets and Men's and Women's Wage Inequality: Evidence from Ukraine
- Returns to Schooling in Russia and Ukraine: A Semiparametric Approach to Cross-Country Comparative Analysis
- Lehmann, Hartmut (University of Bologna)
- Institute for the Study of Labor, IZA
- Kiev International Institute of Sociology, KIIS
- Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, CERT
- Economics Education and Research Consortium-Ukraine, EERC
- Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung-Essen, RWI
Longitudinal survey dataSource:
Due to the confidential character of the ULMS microdata, direct access to the anonymised data is only provided by means of research contracts. Access is in principle restricted to universities and research institutes. Please contact IDSC for any access requests.Coverage:
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