Can you trust survey responses? Evidence using objective health measures
AbstractWe investigate the common assumption in applied research that reporting errors are negligible in variables where there is no clear incentive for misreporting. Using major medical operations, we find high misreporting rates, but the coefficients of their predictors remain unbiased.
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Volume (Year): 121 (2013)
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Measurement error; Health; Socio economic status;
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- C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
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