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Estimating Engel curves under unit and item nonresponse

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  • Giuseppe De Luca

    (ISFOL)

  • Franco Peracchi

    (Tor Vergata University and EIEF)

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This paper estimates food Engel curves using data from the first wave of the Survey on Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Our statistical model simultaneously takes into account selectivity due to unit and item nonresponse, endogeneity problems, and issues related to flexible specification of the relationship of interest. We estimate both parametric and semiparametric specifications of the model. The parametric specification assumes that the unobservables in the model follow a multivariate Gaussian distribution, while the semiparametric specification avoids distributional assumptions about the unobservables.

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Paper provided by Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in its series EIEF Working Papers Series with number 1004.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 2010
Date of revision: Nov 2010
Handle: RePEc:eie:wpaper:1004

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Cited by:
  1. Giuseppe De Luca & Valeria Perotti, 2010. "Estimation of ordered response models with sample selection," CEIS Research Paper, Tor Vergata University, CEIS 168, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 03 Jun 2010.
  2. Omar Paccagnella, 2011. "Anchoring vignettes with sample selection due to non‐response," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 174(3), pages 665-687, 07.
  3. Cristina Barceló, 2008. "The impact of alternative imputation methods on the measurement of income and wealth: Evidence from the Spanish survey of household finances," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 0829, Banco de Espa�a.

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