Measurement of Employment in High Technology Sectors at the Regional Level

Jagger N, Perryman S | Report 318 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jan 1997

Commissioned by Eurostat (the European Commission’s statistical body) the study represents a feasibility study into the ways in which high technology employment can be measured at the regional level across the European Union.

The study examines a definition of high technology employment and then uses the UK Labour Force Survey to test the reliability of estimates based on this definition.

The problems of estimates based on household sample surveys are examined, as well as the problems caused by clustering of high technology establishments with establishment based surveys. Data on high technology employment using the proposed definition at the regional level is also presented.

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