Open Conference Systems, 50th Scientific meeting of the Italian Statistical Society

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Fabio Massimo Rapiti, C. Baldi, Daniela Ichim, Federica Pintaldi, Maria E. Pontecorvo

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The recent availability of short-term job flows from Compulsory Communication (Cc) administrative database has increased the publicly disseminated information. While creating opportunities for a deeper labour market understanding, job flows measures might also generate misleading interpretations, especially when compared with stocks statistics. To address this issue and to fill data gaps, the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) promoted an Agreement among Istat, Inps, Ministry of Labour and social policy, Inail and Anpal to produce harmonised, complementary and coherent statistics with three specific outputs: a quarterly joint press release, an annual report and a labour market statistical information system. The main challenge is to reconcile flows and stock data deriving from administrative and statistical sources. This paper illustrates the statistical treatment applied to the Cc database to achieve a better comparability with official statistics used in the quarterly joint press release disseminated since December 2016. A natural evolution is microdata reconciliation to better understand some difference in the sources trends and more detailed analysis using all the available variables.


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