On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Benefits data set which pertains to Unemployment of Blue Collar Workers . The Benefits data set is found in the Ecdat R package. Try to load the Benefits data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Benefits"). This may load the data into a variable called Benefits. If R says the Benefits data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Ecdat") and then attempt to reload the data with library("Ecdat") followed by data("Benefits"). Perhaps strangley, if R gives you no output after entering a command, it means the command succeeded. If it succeeded you can see the data by typing Benefits at the command-line which should display the entire dataset.
If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Benefits R data set. The size of this file is about 469,126 bytes.
Unemployment of Blue Collar Workers
a cross-section from 1972
number of observations : 4877
observation : individuals
country : United States
A time serie containing :
state unemployment rate (in %)
state maximum benefit level
state of residence code
age in years
years of tenure in job lost
a factor with levels (slack\_work,position\_abolished,seasonal\_job\_ended,other)
more than 12 years of school ?
a factor with levels (male,female)
blue collar worker ?
lives is smsa ?
has kids ?
has young kids (0-5 yrs) ?
year of job displacement (1982=1,..., 1991=10)
is head of household ?
applied for (and received) UI benefits ?
McCall, B.P. (1995) “The impact of unemployment insurance benefit levels on recipiency”, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 13, 189–198.
Verbeek, Marno (2004) A Guide to Modern Econometrics, John Wiley and Sons, chapter 7.
Journal of Business Economics and Statistics web site : http://amstat.tandfonline.com/loi/ubes20.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.