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December 2002, Vol. 125, No.12
Is the ECI sensitive to the method of aggregation? an updateMichael K. Lettau
Mark A. Loewenstein
Senior Research Economist, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, dc.
Steve P. Paben
Mathematical Statistician, Office of Compensation and Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, dc.
A previous Monthly Labor Review article by the first two authors indicated that the ECI is relatively insensitive to the choice of aggregation formula used in its construction; data from 1995 to 2002 show that this is still the case.
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