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SSASIM input table LABDYN

Contains description of dynamic time-pattern of various labor market parameters that determine age- and gender-specific patterns of labor force participation, unemployment, and earnings.

Parent table is: LABMRKT

Child table is: LFPR_GA

Child table is: UNR_GA

Child table is: EARN_GA

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SSASIM:   LABDYN . id
Identifies id of rows that contain specification of time pattern of parameters that determine age- and gender-specific labor market behavior, consisting of several foreign keys pointing to rows in child tables and at least one structural parameter. Typically, table contains several rows with the same id and different year values so that labor market pattern dynamics can be represented.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . notes
Describes specification of table row in free-form note.

Valid values: any ASCII text (Note: do not copy and paste from a word processor because of the possibility of embedded non-ASCII characters.)

Source code: notes are not read by the model

SSASIM:   LABDYN . cal_year
Specifies calendar year for which the parameters specified on this row are in effect. Values of parameters are calculated by linear interpolation for years in between years for which parameters are specified with non-zero foreign-key id values or valid scalar values. Values of parameters are calculated by simple extrapolation of last values for years beyond the last year for which parameter values are specified.

Valid values: RUN.year_zero to (RUN.year_zero+RUN.num_years), Integer

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . lfpr_ga_id
Points to row(s) in child LFPR_GA table.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . part_elast
Specifies OASDI program participation elasticity of the labor force participation rate. A value of zero implies that age- and gender-specific changes (measured from RUN.year_zero) in OASDI program participation rates have no effect on labor force participation rates in future years. A positive value implies that increases in program participation cause decreases in labor force participation. The specified elasticity value is multiplied by the difference in the log-odds of the year_zero age-gender-cell participation rate and the log-odds of the current year's age-gender-cell participation rate. This product is then added to the log-odds of the age-gender-cell labor participation rate specified for that year. The source code that implements these behavioral response calculations can be found by searching the labmrkt.cpp file for the expression 'participation_elasticity' (without the quotes).

Valid values: 0.0 to 1.0, Real

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . unr_ga_id
Points to row(s) in child UNR_GA table.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . earn_ga_id
Points to row(s) in child EARN_GA table.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . c_adj_mix
Specifies mixture of two algorithms used to ensure the matrix of age- and gender-specific earnings ratios (measured relative to the economy-wide average earnings level) contains values that imply that the employment-share-weighted ratio equals exactly one. It is a matter of logic that the sum across all age-gender cells of the product of the age-gender-cell's employment share and its relative earnings ratio must equal one. The relative earnings ratios specified in the EARN_GA table for a given year may not produce those results if the age and gender composition of employment is changing. A value of zero for c_adj_mix implies exclusive use of what is called in the source code the 'scaling' adjustment algorithm. A value of one for c_adj_mix implies exclusive use of what is called in the source code the 'twisting' adjustment algorithm. The scaling algorithm causes the least distortion in the earnings ratios specified in the EARN_GA table. For algorithm details, see the adjust_earnings_ratio function in the labmrkt.cpp file.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1.0, Real

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . awi2ae_cba
Specifies ratio of SSA average wage index (AWI) to establishment module's average economy-wide earnings per full-time equivalent worker in CBA mode. The AWI is an average calculated by dividing by all (including part-time and part-year) workers. This means that the AWI is generally less than average earnings per full-time equivalent worker.

Valid values: 0.6 to 1.2, Real

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp

SSASIM:   LABDYN . eratio_olc
Specifies ratio of PENSIM simulated employment to establishment module's full-time equivalent-worker employment.

Valid values: 0.6 to 1.2, Real

Source code: labmrkt.h and labmrkt.cpp