4

 

Limitations of the Current Data System for Measuring Business Dynamics

 

65

   

 4.1  Data Coverage of Young and Small Businesses,

 

67

   

 4.2  Gaps in Data on Business Dynamics and on Small, Young, and Nascent Firms,

 

77

   

 4.3  Systemic Deficiencies,

 

79

   

 4.4  Appendix: Data-Sharing History,

 

87

5

 

Improving Data and Statistics on Business Dynamics—Bridging the Gap Between the Current and a Comprehensive System

 

92

   

 5.1  Expanding Data Sources for Measuring Business Dynamics,

 

94

   

 5.2  More Effective Use of Existing Information,

 

100

   

 5.3  Changing the Data-Sharing Environment to Realize Systemic Efficiency,

 

110

   

 5.4  Recommendation Priorities and Costs,

 

113

 

 

References

 

117

 

 

Appendixes

 

 

A

 

Overview of Current Data Collections

 

123

   

 A.1  Counting Firms and Cataloging Essential Characteristics—The Business Lists,

 

124

   

 A.2  Tracking Businesses over Time: Business List-Based Sources of Longitudinal Microdata,

 

130

   

 A.3  Data Sources Designed to Improve Coverage of Small and Young Businesses,

 

136

   

 A.4  Employment Statistics,

 

139

   

 A.5  Data on the Self-Employed, Entrepreneurs, and Business Gestation,

 

142

   

 A.6  Data Coverage of Special Sectors: Agriculture, Nonprofits, and E-Commerce,

 

148

   

 A.7  Financial Data,

 

152

   

 References,

 

154

   

 Table A-1  Business Data Sets,

 

158

B

 

Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff

 

172

 

 

Index

 

179



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