Current Population Survey, 28n, 4041, 59, 78, 98, 101, 139140, 142143, 150, 162

industry codes, 82

Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, 139, 141142, 162

Longitudinal Database on Businesses, 110

Multiple Worksite Reports system, 33, 42, 72, 81, 128129

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 7879, 143

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 7, 35, 7172, 124, 127129, 133134, 160

Quarterly Unemployment Insurance, 124

recommendations for, 59, 9597, 103107, 110

Business creation

data coverage of, 142148

processes of, 69

Business Data Linking Project (UK), 57

Business data sets, 158159

Dun and Bradstreet, 167

Federal Reserve Board, 167

flexibility of, 46, 49

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Consortium, 168

Internal Revenue Service, 168

Kauffman Foundation, 169170

Small Business Administration, 170171

Standard & Poor’s, 171

U.S. Census Bureau, 163166, 170171

uses and challenges of, 1719

Business definitions, 2846

concept versus existing data collection, 4245, 152

conclusions, 4546

defining business units and identifying births and deaths, 2935

defining business units for the purpose of measuring dynamics, 3542

Business dynamics, 67, 116

defining business units for the purpose of measuring, 3542

literature on, 36

processes of, 69

value of studying, 1921

Business Employment Dynamics (BED) program, 14, 36, 70, 75, 77, 83, 131, 133, 135, 160

Business Establishment List (BEL). See Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

Business identifiers, unique, 5455

Business Information Tracking Series (BITS), 138, 171

Business list-based sources of longitudinal microdata, 130136

BLS’s Business Employment Dynamics Program, 14, 36, 70, 75, 77, 83, 131, 133, 135, 160

ILBD and precursors, 131132

Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program, 44, 54, 83, 87, 102, 131, 134136, 166

National Establishment Time Series, 136

Business lists, 60

Census Business Register, 44, 124127, 163

Dun’s Market Identifiers, 129130

Business Master File (BMF), 33, 124, 149

Business owners, surveying, 99100

Business registers, 5357

building primarily from administrative data, 7071

consistency and coverage, 6974

data gaps in, 66

effective data sharing, 5557

ideal business register characteristics, 5354

linkages with existing surveys and administrative data, 47

unique business identifiers, 5455

Business start-ups.

See also Nascent businesses

overestimating, 39

processes of, 69

tools for studying, 135

Business units

administrative definitions, 3335

defining, 2935

legal and production-oriented concepts, 3133

Businesses.

See also Nascent businesses;

Small businesses;

Young businesses

defining and tracking over time, 5357

nonemployee, 30

C

Capital expenditures, measuring, 65

CBP. See County Business Patterns

Census Business Register, 44, 88, 124127, 163

Census of Manufacturers, 77n



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