Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34697
Authors: 
van Soest, Arthur
Delaney, Liam
Harmon, Colm
Kapteyn, Arie
Smith, James P.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2860
Abstract: 
Comparing self-assessed indicators of subjective outcomes such as health, work disability, political efficacy, job satisfaction, etc. across countries or socio-economic groups is often hampered by the fact that different groups use systematically different response scales. Anchoring vignettes have been introduced as an effective tool to correct for such differences. This paper develops an integrated framework in which objective measurements are used to validate the vignette-based corrections. The framework is applied to vignettes and objective and subjective self-assessments of drinking behavior by students in Ireland. Model comparisons using the Akaike information criterion favor a specification with response consistency and vignette corrected response scales. Put differently, vignette based corrections appear quite effective in bringing objective and subjective measures closer together.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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