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Migration in Retrospect: Remembrances of Things Past

  • James P. Smith

    (RAND)

  • Duncan Thomas

    (RAND)

Given the growing importance of retrospective surveys, researchers need to not only be sensitive to the quality of the underlying data but are likely to benefit from investments in better understanding the extent and nature of biases inherent in these sources. This paper is the product of such an investment. Focussing on residential location and migration, we undertake a detailed evaluation of retrospective life histories contained in a pair of household surveys. The matched migration histories cover the same period of the respondent's life and were reported independently by the respondent in the First and Second Malaysian Family Life Surveys (MFLS1 and MFLS2), which were conducted 12 years apart.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0408009.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 13 Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0408009
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  1. Duncan, Greg J & Hill, Daniel H, 1985. "An Investigation of the Extent and Consequences of Measurement Error in Labor-Economic Survey Data," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 3(4), pages 508-32, October.
  2. Mathiowetz, Nancy A & Duncan, Greg J, 1988. "Out of Work, Out of Mind: Response Errors in Retrospective Reports of Unemployment," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 6(2), pages 221-29, April.
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