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Modeling Earnings Measurement Error: A Multiple Imputation Approach

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  • Brownstone, David
  • Valletta, Robert G

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Recent survey validation studies suggest that measurement error in earnings data is pervasive and violates classical measurement error assumptions and, therefore, may bias estimation of cross-section and longitudinal earnings models. The authors model the structure of earnings measurement error using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Validation Study (PSIDVS). They then use Donald B. Rubin's (1987) multiple imputation techniques to estimate consistent earnings equations under nonclassical earnings measurement error in the PSID. The authors' technique is readily generalized and the empirical results demonstrate the potential importance of correcting for measurement error in earnings and related data, particularly during recessions. Copyright 1996 by MIT Press.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 78 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 705-17

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:78:y:1996:i:4:p:705-17

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  2. Gabriele Durrant, 2006. "Missing data methods in official statistics in the United Kingdom: Some recent developments," AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Springer, vol. 90(4), pages 577-593, December.
  3. Keisuke Hirano & Guido W. Imbens & Geert Ridder & Donald B. Rubin, 2001. "Combining Panel Data Sets with Attrition and Refreshment Samples," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 69(6), pages 1645-1659, November.
  4. Brownstone, David, 1997. "Multiple Imputation Methodology for Missing Data, Non-Random Response, and Panel Attrition," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt2zd6w6hh, University of California Transportation Center.
  5. Donal O’Neill & Olive Sweetman, 2013. "The consequences of measurement error when estimating the impact of obesity on income," IZA Journal of Labor Economics, Springer, vol. 2(1), pages 1-20, December.
  6. Fernández-Kranz, Daniel & Lacuesta, Aitor & Rodríguez-Planas, Núria, 2010. "Chutes and Ladders: Dual Tracks and the Motherhood Dip," IZA Discussion Papers 5403, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  9. Florence Arestoff, 2000. "Taux de rendement de l’éducation sur le marché du travail d’un pays en développement Un réexamen du modèle de gains de Mincer," Working Papers DT/2000/11, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
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  11. Jörg-Peter Schräpler, 2002. "Respondent Behavior in Panel Studies: A Case Study for Income-Nonresponse by Means of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 299, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  12. David Brownstone & Robert Valletta, 2001. "The Bootstrap and Multiple Imputations: Harnessing Increased Computing Power for Improved Statistical Tests," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 15(4), pages 129-141, Fall.
  13. Nikolas Mittag, 2013. "A Method Of Correcting For Misreporting Applied To The Food Stamp Program," Working Papers 13-28, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
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  16. Emre Ekinci, 2009. "Dealing with Attrition When Refreshment Samples are Available: An Application to the Turkish Household Labor Force Survey," 2009 Meeting Papers 353, Society for Economic Dynamics.

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