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Dynamic Labour Market Behaviour in the British Household Panel Survey : The Effects of Recall Bias and Panel Attrition

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  • Paull, G

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Given the increasing use of panel data in testing hypotheses about labour market behaviour, it is essential that economists have a cound grasp of the problems involved in the collection of this type of data. This paper investigates the biases generated by recall errors and panel attrition, using data from the first four waves of the British Household Panel Survey. It then discusses the impact of these biases on conclusions drawn about labour market behaviour from studies using panel data.

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  • Paull, G, 1997. "Dynamic Labour Market Behaviour in the British Household Panel Survey : The Effects of Recall Bias and Panel Attrition," Papers 10, Centre for Economic Performance & Institute of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:cepies:10
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    1. Arulampalam, Wiji, 2001. "Is Unemployment Really Scarring? Effects of Unemployment Experiences on Wages," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 111(475), pages 585-606, November.
    2. Malo, Miguel A. & Muñoz-Bullón, Fernando, 2008. "Long-term effects of involuntary job separations on labour careers," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 767-788, April.
    3. Arranz, Jose M. & Davia, Maria A. & Garcia-Serrano, Carlos, 2005. "Labour market transitions and wage dynamics in Europe," ISER Working Paper Series 2005-17, Institute for Social and Economic Research.
    4. Bradley, Steve & Crouchley, Rob & Oskrochi, Reza, 2003. "Social exclusion and labour market transitions: a multi-state multi-spell analysis using the BHPS," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 10(6), pages 659-679, December.

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    Keywords

    LABOUR MARKET ; UNITED KINGDOM ; STATISTICS ; ECONOMETRICS;

    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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