Can you trust survey responses? Evidence using objective health measures

Suziedelyte, A. & 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

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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.

Item 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/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Measurement error, Health, Socio economic status
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Economics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17677

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