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March, 2000, Vol. 123, No. 3
Health and retirement benefits: data from two BLS surveysDiane E. Herz and Joseph R. Meisenheimer II
Harriet G. Weinstein
Economist in the Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Both the household-based Current Population Survey and the establishment-based Employee Benefits Survey have strengths and limitations with respect to collecting information on health and retirement benefits: demographic information is best obtained from household surveys; details of benefit plans are best collected from establishments.
This article compares information that the CPS and EBS provide on two of the most important categories of benefits: health and retirement plans.
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