Improving imputations of top incomes in the public-use current population survey by using both cell-means and variances
AbstractUsing internal March CPS data, we construct and make available variances and cell-means for all topcoded income values in the public-use CPS. We then demonstrate how their inclusion can improve existing imputation methods in the labor earnings inequality literature.
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Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
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