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Can you trust survey responses? Evidence using objective health measures

Suziedelyte, A. and Johar, M. (2013). Can you trust survey responses? Evidence using objective health measures. Economics Letters, 121(2), pp. 163-166. doi: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.07.027

Abstract

We investigate the common assumption in applied research that reporting errors are negligible in variables where there is no clear incentive for misreporting. Using major medical operations, we find high misreporting rates, but the coefficients of their predictors remain unbiased.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2013, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: Measurement error, Health, Socio economic status
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Economics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17677
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