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dc.contributor.authorBönke, Timmen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchröder, Carstenen_US
dc.contributor.authorWerdt, Cliveen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-30T12:10:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-30T12:10:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-941240-16-2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30320-
dc.description.abstractWe outline a procedure for combining six cross-sections of the German Sample Survey of Income and Expenditure, and discuss potential pitfalls of such a venture. Particularly, we investigate the consequences of a major break in the survey design for inter-temporal comparisons of expenditure categories: a reduction of the surveying period from twelve to three month taking place between the census years 1993 and 1998. We demonstrate that for several commodities a division-by-four of annually-surveyed expenses cannot guarantee inter-temporal comparability of expenditure distributions. We suggest and test the performance of several alternative conversion procedures. Suitability of conversion strategies hinges upon good-specific purchase properties.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aFreie Univ., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss. |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSchool of Business & Economics Discussion Paper |x2010/4en_US
dc.subject.jelC8en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelD3en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGerman Sample Survey of Income and Expenditureen_US
dc.subject.keywordannual vs. trimestrial dataen_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsbudget-Statistiken_US
dc.subject.stwZeiten_US
dc.subject.stwStichprobenverfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleCompiling a harmonized database from Germany's 1978 to 2003 sample surveys of income and expenditureen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn623745682en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fubsbe:20104-

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