Measurement Error – at the Top, Bottom, and Middle

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Stephen Jenkins Keynote Address 10/07 16:15 BST
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Nora Lustig

Measurement error has many facets. However, different types of error have been emphasised in recent research depending on which part of the income distribution is the focus. I discuss examples for each of the top, bottom, and middle. Two themes underpinning the lecture are: (i) the advantages gained by combining information from survey and administrative data -- in various ways -- for both diagnosing and addressing measurement error problems, and (ii) the importance of drawing out the implications of error for estimates of inequality and poverty and, related, for statistical monitoring and redistribution policy

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Measurement Error – at the Top, Bottom, and Middle

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