The British Household Panel Survey and its Income Data
AbstractThis paper provides a self-contained introduction to the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), concentrating on aspects relevant to analysis of the distribution of household income. I discuss BHPS design features and how data on net household income are derived. The BHPS net household income definition is modelled on that used in Britain’s official personal income distribution statistics (Households Below Average Income, HBAI). I show that cross-sectional BHPS distributions track corresponding HBAI ones relatively well over time.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5242.
Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Publication status: published as: Chapter 4 , in: S.P. Jenkins: Changing Fortunes: Income Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Britain, Oxford University Press, 2011
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