I provide here a use of links which are of interest to me, and which may be useful for other economists.
||A standardized test and household survey undertaken by all Chilean students in 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th grades.
||The CASEN (National Socioeconomic Characterization), a nationally representative survey used widely for academic research and social planning. A panel survey is also available.
||The EPS (Social Protection Survey), a nationally representative survey used to analyse the effectiveness of the mandatory pension system and other social protection tools. Panel data is available.
| Ministry of Education Statistics
|Ministry of Education administrative data on students, teachers and establishments
| Ministry of Health Statistics
|Data made available by the Ministry of Health covering demographics, births and deaths, health spending and use.
||The Longitudinal Survey of Early Childhood, a specialized survey focusing on children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. The first wave was applied in 2010, and will be extended to a panel in coming years.
||The Longitudinal Survey of Teachers, a panel survey examining the characteristics of Chilean teachers.
| INE microdata
||Microdata from the National Institute of Statistics. This includes the Census (applied once every decade in years ending in 2), along with the national employment survey. The INE website also provides a wide range of macroeconomic indicators.
||The ocupation and disocupation survey in Santiago (employment figures).
|| The Voz de Mujer (Women's Voice), a survey examining social values, female labour force participation and other relevant topics to female empowerment. Undertaken by the NGO ComunidadMujer.
||The Public Data Portal of the Government of Chile. An excellent repository of open data.
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Software and Computation
||A free on-line repository for code, and an easy way to link with local git repositories to store and share code online.
||A starting point for version control; an efficient way to track the evolution of documents and projects without saving multiple copies.
|| Information on how to get started with git plus extensive information for those wanting further details.
||"How to Build an Economic Model in Your Spare Time": an interesting short article by Hal Varian explaining the utility of version control.
Development and Education