Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC)
4th Annual Research Conference and Workshop
November 10-11, 2011
RTI International, Research Triangle Park
3040 Cornwallis Road
This 4th annual conference and workshop will explore research opportunities presented by the use of confidential microdata collected by the U.S. Census Bureau and other government agencies like the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Thursday, Nov 10th : Proposal Development Workshop
1:00-3:30 Proposal Development for Census and National Center for Health Statistics
This workshop will explore the three major agency data sources, Census, AHRQ, and NCHS that may be accessed via the TCRDC. The workshop will explain the data proposal requirements and processes for each agency. Workshop attendees will be encouraged to discuss their own specific research interests to see how these various micro-data can benefit area researchers. Lee Mobley-Rivers will provide an example of as approved Census project. Other examples from AHRQ and NCHS will also be presented.
Friday, Nov 11th : Research Conference
8:30 Registration opens
Demographic Data Session
9:00 Tatyana Kuzmenko – Duke University, Department of Economics
Persistence in Housing Wealth Perceptions: Evidence from the Census Data
Health (NCHS) Data Session
10:30 Sally Stearns – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, School of Public Health
The Hunt for Elusive Effects of Staffing and Turnover on Nursing Home Resident Outcomes
12:00 Box Lunch
Group discussion of Census proposal development
Linked Household – Business (LEHD) Data Session
1:30 Paige Ouimet – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
The Interaction of Explicit and Implicit Incentives: Stock Options and Employee Turnover
Coauthors: Serdar Aldatmaz and Edward D.Van Wesep
Business Data Session
3:00 Hyunseob Kim –Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
Does Human Capital Specificity Affect Employer Capital Structure? Evidence from a Natural Experiment
All sessions will be held in RTI’s Building 08 multipurpose room. There is no cost to attend the conference, but advance registration is required since RTI International is a secure research facility.
The Triangle Census Research Data Center (TCRDC) is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and Duke University in cooperation with the The University of North Carolina System and Research Triangle Institute (RTI). Under this partnership, the Census Bureau allows qualified researchers to perform statistical analysis on selected internal non-public microdata from the Census Bureau's economic and demographic censuses and surveys via two secure computer laboratories located at either Duke and RTI. Statistical analysis of non public data from other government agencies may be conducted via the TCRDC as well; including data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
The TCRDC is one of 12 sites in a network of Research Data Centers located around the U.S. The TCRDC is the oldest such facility in the Southeast.
Faculty, students, and staff from Duke, RTI, or any of the 16 universities in the UNC System may use the TCRDC free of cost for their Census approved research projects, making the TCRDC is a unique opportunity for qualified researchers in the region. Other researchers may use the TCRDC on a fee basis.