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4913.0.55.001 - Microdata: Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/2013   
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QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY


INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) are released in accordance with the conditions specified in the Statistics Determination section of the Census and Statistics Act 1905 (CSA). This ensures that confidentiality is maintained whilst enabling micro level data to be released. More information on the confidentiality practices associated with CURFs can be found on the About CURF Microdata page.

For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.


RELEVANCE

Microdata from the Pregnancy and Employment Transition Survey are available as an Expanded CURF.

The Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey microdata contains detailed information about women aged 15 years and over who, had a child under the age of two years at the time of interview in November 2011.

The survey is the major source of data for analysing information on pregnancy and employment transitions of women.

The level of detail provided for selected data items are available within the data item list. The data item list for the Expanded CURF can be found by clicking on the Downloads tab of this product.


TIMELINESS

The most recent Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey was conducted throughout Australia during November 2011. Previous to this the Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey was last conducted in November 2005. Microdata have been released for each of the surveys.


ACCURACY

The Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Expanded CURF generally contains finer levels of detail of data items than what is otherwise published in Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia (cat. no. 4913.0). For more information on the level of detail provided, see the associated data item listings available from the Downloads tab of this product.

Steps to confidentialise the microdata are taken in such a way as to maximise the usefulness of the content while maintaining the confidentiality of respondents selected in the survey. As a result, it may not be possible to exactly reconcile all the statistics produced from the microdata with other published statistics. Further information about the steps taken to confidentialise the microdata is available through the following link:

CURF confidentiality


COHERENCE

The ABS conducted the first Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey in November 2005. November 2011 was the second time this Survey has been conducted. Results from most recent survey, Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia (cat. no. 4913.0) were released in November 2012.

Care should be taken when comparing results from the November 2011 Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey to the November 2005 Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey.

The November 2011 Pregnancy and Employment Transitions survey was redeveloped to better capture information on:
  • job details and types of leave taken while women were pregnant;
  • job details about women's first job started or returned to since the birth of the child;
  • women with a child under 2 years, job at November 2011;
  • partner's job details and types of leave taken while women were pregnant;
  • job details about partner's first job started or returned to since the birth of the child; and
  • partner's job details at November 2011.

Information on key changes made to the Pregnancy and Employment Transitions Survey can be found in the Explanatory Notes of the publication, Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia (cat. no. 4913.0).


INTERPRETABILITY

The information within this product should be referred to when using the microdata. It contains information including survey methodology, File structure, Using the CURF, Conditions of use and the data item lists.

Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia (cat. no. 4913.0) includes information on the survey objectives, survey methods and design, survey content, data quality and interpretation, output data items, information about the availability of results and comparability with previous surveys. Further information can also be found in the Explanatory Notes section of Pregnancy and Employment Transitions, Australia (cat. no. 4913.0).


ACCESSIBILITY

Microdata products are available to approved users. Users wishing to access the microdata should read the How to Apply for Microdata web page, before applying for access through MiCRO. Users should also familiarise themselves with information available via the Microdata web pages.

A full list of available microdata can be viewed via the List of expected and available Microdata. More detail regarding types and modes of access to CURFs can be found on the CURF Access Modes and Levels of Detail web page.

The Expanded CURF can be accessed through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL).

Any questions regarding access to microdata can be forwarded to microdata.access@abs.gov.au or phone (02) 6252 7714.


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