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Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting?: a multisurvey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain

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Publication date

Oct 2015

Summary

We compare three major UK surveys, the British Household Panel Survey, Family Resources Survey and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, in terms of the picture that they give of the relationship between disability and receipt of the attendance allowance benefit. Using the different disability indicators that are available in each survey, we use a structural equation approach involving a latent concept of disability in which probabilities of receiving attendance allowance depend on disability. Despite major differences in design, once sample composition has been standardized through statistical matching, the surveys deliver similar results for the model of disability and receipt of attendance allowance. Provided that surveys offer a sufficiently wide range of disability indicators, the detail of disability measurement appears relatively unimportant.

Published in

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society)

Volume and page numbers

178 , 815 -836

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12107

ISSN

16

Subjects

Disability, Households, Welfare Benefits, and Surveys

Notes

© 2015 The Author Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society.; Open Access article; This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Related publications

  1. Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting? A multi-survey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain

    Ruth Hancock, Marcello Morciano, Stephen Pudney, et al.

    1. Disability
    2. Households
    3. Welfare Benefits
    4. Surveys

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