Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35482
Authors: 
Halliday, Timothy J.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 3896
Abstract: 
We consider the possibility that demographic variables are measured with errors which arise because household surveys measure demographic structures at a point-in-time, whereas household composition evolves throughout the survey period. We construct and estimate sharp bounds on household size and find that the degree of these measurement errors is non-trivial. However, while these errors have the potential to resolve the Deaton-Paxson paradox, they fail to do so.
Subjects: 
Migration
measurement error
semi-parametric bounds
economies of scale
JEL: 
J12
C14
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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