Heterogeneous interpretation of “household expenditure” in survey reports : evidence and implications of bias

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dc.contributor.author Comerford, David
dc.contributor.author Delaney, Liam
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-07T14:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-07T14:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2692
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses respondents’ interpretation of the term “household expenditure” when answering survey questions. A sizeable minority of respondents do not attempt to include all transactions made by every household member, interpreting the question as eliciting individual consumption. This biases estimates of expenditure downward. Furthermore, this bias is predicted by respondent characteristics. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Geary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP 10 29 en
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection en
dc.subject Household expenditure en
dc.subject Survey methods en
dc.subject Measurement error en
dc.subject.lcsh Consumption (Economics)--Surveys--Methodology en
dc.subject.lcsh Household surveys--Methodology en
dc.title Heterogeneous interpretation of “household expenditure” in survey reports : evidence and implications of bias en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://ideas.repec.org/p/ucd/wpaper/201029.html en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Comerford|David|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Delaney|Liam|aut|UCD0004 en

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