Editing of errors associated with linking economic data sets to a population frame

In this paper we concentrate on methodological developments to improve the accuracy of a data set after linking economic survey and register data to a population frame. Because in economic data different unit types are used, errors may occur in relations between data unit types and statistical unit types. A population frame contains all units and their relations for a specific period. There may also be errors in the linkage of data sets to the population frame. When variables are added to a statistical unit by linking it to a data source, the effect of an incorrect linkage or relation is that the additional variables are combined with the wrong statistical unit. In the present paper we formulate a strategy for detecting and correcting errors in the linkage and relations between units of integrated data. For a Dutch case study the detection and correction of potential errors is illustrated