Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86636
Authors: 
d'Uva, Teresa Bago
van Doorslaer, Eddy
Lindeboom, Maarten
O'Donnell, Owen
Chatterji, Somnath
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 06-033/3
Abstract: 
Heterogeneity in reporting of health by socio-economic and demographic characteristics potentially biases the measurement of health disparities. We use anchoring vignettes to identify socio-demographic differences in the reporting of health in Indonesia, India and China. Homogeneous reporting by socio-demographic group is rejected and correcting for reporting heterogeneity tends to reduce slightly estimated disparities in health by education (not China) and to increase those by income. But the method does not reveal substantial reporting bias in measures of health disparities.
Subjects: 
health measurement
vignettes
self-reported health
reporting heterogeneity
JEL: 
D30
D31
I10
I12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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