Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126475
Authors: 
Eggs, Johannes
Jäckle, Annette
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2014-32
Abstract: 
With proactive dependent interviewing respondents are reminded of the answer they gave in the previous interview, before being asked about their current status. We examine the risk that respondents falsely confirm the answers from the previous interview as still applying, using data from a panel survey in which preload data about receipt of welfare benefit contained errors. A large proportion of respondents confirmed the false preload. Respondents with a more complex history of receipt, according to linked administrative records, were more likely to confirm. Personality also seemed to matter. Predictors of satisficing and characteristics of the survey and interviewer were not predictive of confirming the false preload.
Subjects: 
measurement error
validation
record linkage
panel survey
welfare benefit
satisficing
JEL: 
C81
C83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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