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dc.contributor.authorFigari, Francescoen_US
dc.contributor.authorIacovou, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSkew, Alexandraen_US
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Hollyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T14:54:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-06T14:54:04Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/65986-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we evaluate income distributions in four European countries (Austria, Italy, Spain and Hungary) using two complementary approaches: a standard approach based on reported incomes in survey data, and a microsimulation approach, where taxes and benefits are simulated. These two approaches may be expected to generate slightly different results, particularly in respect of individuals on lower incomes, because benefit receipts tend to be under-reported in survey data, and over-estimated in microsimulation procedures. However, we find that the two approaches do in fact produce reasonably consistent results, in terms of both inequality measures and poverty rates. To the extent that the results differ, we explore the reasons why these differences arise, and suggest directions for future research, in which each approach may inform improvements in the other.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherISER Colchesteren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesISER Working Paper Series 2010-13en_US
dc.subject.jelC81en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIncomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordMicrosimulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordInequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordEuropeen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwÖsterreichen_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.subject.stwUngarnen_US
dc.subject.stwSpanienen_US
dc.titleApproximations to the truth: Comparing survey and microsimulation approaches to measuring income for social indicatorsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn632258381en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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