The 3-day Week of 1974 and Earnings Data Reliability in the Family Expenditure Survey and the National Child Development Study
In early 1974, an energy conservation policy limited the British workweek to 3 days. Researchers fear that earnings reports given by survey respondents during this period may not be comparable with those given in more typical circumstances. This study uses responses during and after the 3-day week policy to estimate the degree of misreporting in the National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the Family Expenditure Survey (FES). The estimates show that very few respondents gave 'incorrect' 3-day figures. In the FES, the estimated fraction of misreports is no larger than 3.2%; in the NCDS, the best estimate is 0. Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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Volume (Year): 66 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 (09)
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