In this tool the data of the Spanish companies and the working life of their workers are combined, obtained from the administrative information available in the Social Security files.

This Panel, developed in collaboration with the Foundation for Applied Economics Studies (FEDEA), collects the information corresponding to 4 years (2013-2016) -which will be expanded in successive editions- and will be destined to scientists and researchers as an optimal sample frame for the development of more informed surveys and designs and, therefore, more Efficient of the Spanish labor market.

The general directors of the General Treasury of the Social Security (TGSS) and Social Security Organization, Javier Aibar and Borja Suárez, respectively, were responsible for presenting this new tool to a large group of researchers from the university field, representatives of social agents, responsible for the Bank of Spain and the administration public as the Ministry of Economy and Business.

During his speech, Aibar explained that the PET starts from the analysis of the administrative records of affiliation in order to enable its statistical exploitation. The objective is to expand the lines of research in the field of the labor market that have already opened in their day with the Continuous Sample of Work Lives (MCVL) that broadcasts the General Directorate of Social Security Management.

In addition, he recalled that databases such as those that are integrated into PET begin to have a long tradition in economic research in the workplace and have allowed great advances in the knowledge of the functioning of the labor market.

For his part, Borja Suárez stressed the importance of developing tools such as this that are open to the field of research to allow more accurate analysis of our labor market, in order to design appropriate public policies and conduct rigorous evaluations of these policies.

The PET aspires to become the source of reference data for the study of the Spanish labor market from a dynamic perspective, providing a significant sample of workers with their CCC that will allow characterizing the templates at any time, analyzing the rotation in companies and the temporality of the workers.

Continuous sample

The Panel collects statistical information of 50,000 Contribution Account Codes and the working life of workers registered in these companies (approximately 1.4 million workers), between 2013 and 2016.

This sample provides extensive longitudinal statistical information (around 34 million contribution records per year), to try to cover a significant gap in the statistical system in this area that improves scientific analysis.

In successive editions, the sample intends to add data from external sources such as the Municipal Continuous Register (INE) or the annual summary of withholdings and income on account of the IRPF (Model 190) of the AEAT, as is currently the case in the MCVL.

The data contained in the PET have been treated according to the Organic Law on Data Protection to guarantee anonymity. In addition, the tool will not be public (only authorized researchers can access it) and has the approval of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection.

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