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Rounding in earnings data

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  • Mark E. Schweitzer
  • Eric K. Severance-Lossin

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A report showing that although rounding in earnings data is typically ignored, its systematic nature affects some commonly used statistics based on earnings data, particularly those focusing on a specific region of the wage distribution.

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  • Mark E. Schweitzer & Eric K. Severance-Lossin, 1996. "Rounding in earnings data," Working Paper 9612, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
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    1. repec:eee:moneco:v:90:y:2017:i:c:p:1-12 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. David Brauer, 1998. "The changing U.S. income distribution: facts, explanations, and unresolved issues," Research Paper 9811, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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    Wages ; Statistics;

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