Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65985
Authors: 
Knies, Gundi
Sala, Emanuela
Burton, Jonathan
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2011-27
Abstract: 
The British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) is the first study of its kind to have asked for permission to link to a range of administrative health records. Multivariate analysis is applied to investigate whether there is consent bias. We find that consent on the BHPS is not biased with respect to socio-economic characteristics or health; recent users of GP services are underrepresented among consenters. Whilst consent rates are lower than on previous surveys with a more medical focus, the problem of bias is less of an issue.
Subjects: 
data linkage
consent
BHPS
selection bias
health inequality
JEL: 
I19
C83
Z00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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