Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34674
Authors: 
Frick, Joachim R.
Grabka, Markus M.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3043
Abstract: 
Using data on annual individual labor income from three representative panel datasets (German SOEP, British BHPS, Australian HILDA) we investigate a) the selectivity of item non-response (INR) and b) the impact of imputation as a prominent post-survey means to cope with this type of measurement error on prototypical analyses (earnings inequality, mobility and wage regressions) in a cross-national setting. Given the considerable variation of INR across surveys as well as the varying degree of selectivity build into the missing process, there is substantive and methodological interest in an improved harmonization of (income) data production as well as of imputation strategies across surveys. All three panels make use of longitudinal information in their respective imputation procedures, however, there are marked differences in the implementation ...
Subjects: 
Item non-response
imputation
income inequality
income mobility
panel data
SOEP
BHPS
HILDA
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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