Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91689
Authors: 
Hancock, Ruth
Morciano, Marcello
Pudney, Stephen
Zantomio, Francesca
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2013-05
Abstract: 
We compare three major UK surveys, BHPS, FRS and ELSA, in terms of the picture they give of the relationship between disability and receipt of the Attendance Allowance (AA) benefit. Using the different disability indicators available in each survey, we estimate a model in which probabilities of receiving AA depend on latent disability status. Despite major differences in design, once sample composition is standardised through statistical matching, the surveys deliver similar results for the model of disability incidence and AA receipt. Provided surveys offer a sufficiently wide range of disability indicators, the detail of disability measurement appears relatively unimportant.
Subjects: 
disability indexes
disability benefits
multiple surveys
JEL: 
C81
I18
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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