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Conference Paper Measurement Error - Econometrics and Practice Conference

Estimating Income Poverty in the Presence of Measurement Error and Missing Data Problems

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10 Jul 2007

Abstract

Estimation of income poverty from survey data is typically plagued by measurement error and missing data problems. Neglecting these problems can bias the estimated poverty rates. In this paper we show how to derive upper and lower bounds for the population poverty rate using only the sample evidence and an upper limit on the probability of misclassifying people into poor and non-poor. By using the European Community Household Panel, we compute bounds for the poverty rate in eleven European countries and study the sensitivity of poverty comparisons across countries to measurement errors and missing data problems.


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