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Table 6 Measurement error in the birth month variable (birth month in the pension register minus imputed birth month in the IABS)

From: Does the IAB employment sample reliably identify maternity leave taking? A data reportKann die IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe benutzt werden, um Erziehungsurlaub verlässlich zu identifizieren? Ein Daten-Report

  West, Germans West, Germans, 1st spell West, Foreigners West Foreigners, 1st spell East
  1 2 3 4 5
<−1 0.63% 0.71% 0.48% 0.54% 0.75%
−1 12.37% 12.41% 10.53% 12.27% 10.83%
0 69.28% 68.94% 61.62% 61.73% 70.28%
1 12.08% 12.55% 12.71% 12.64% 10.83%
2 2.12% 1.98% 4.24% 3.97% 1.26%
>2 3.51% 3.40% 10.41% 8.84% 6.05%
N 16,532 11,454 826 554 397
  1. Note: The table reports the difference between the birth month observed in the Pension Register and that observed in the IABS, based on the start of the maternity leave spell. The findings are based on Sample C.