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Микроданные выборочных обследований населения в контексте развития бизнес-демографии в России

Вопросы статистики. 2012. № 12. С. 8-16.
Поповская Е. В., Образцова О. И.

The paper introduces microdata of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and GeoRating Project that is also based on the GEM Methodology as supportive business demography statistics’ data sources in the scientific research steps for economic studies. To analyze the data collected via these surveys, and its validity and reliability authors provide the reader with a list of standard OECD and Eurostat definitions for the main vital events (births and deaths) of private enterprises, as well as enterprises’ birth rates, death rates and survival rates calculating. The paper states the advantages and disadvantages of adult population surveys’ microdata application for the empirical research of reproduction processes in the active stock of businesses, including nascent and newly-born enterprises. In addition, with use of these surveys microdata the picture diagram method is described as one of the most effective ways to graphically depict the age (duration) and motivation distribution of entrepreneurial cohorts; applications have been shown which demonstrate the range of possible analyses, such as cross-countries and regional comparisons of entrepreneurship development.