Chesher, A.; Schluter, C.; (2001) Welfare measurement and measurement error. (cemmap Working Papers CWP03/01). Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK.
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The approximate effects of measurement error on a variety of measures of inequality and poverty are derived. They are shown to depend on the measurement error variance and functionals of the error contaminated income distribution, but not on the form of the measurement error distribution, and to be accurate within a rich class of error free income distributions and measurement error distributions. The functionals of the error contaminated income distribution that approximate the measurement error induced distortions can be estimated. So it is possible to investigate the sensitivity of welfare measures to alternative amounts of measurement error and, when an estimate of the measurement error variance is available, to calculate corrected welfare measures. The methods are illustrated in an application using Indonesian household expenditure data.
|Type:||Working / discussion paper|
|Title:||Welfare measurement and measurement error|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Please see http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/12664 for a related item|
|Keywords:||JEL classification: D31, 132, C14. Inequality measurement, poverty indices, measurement error|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Economics|
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