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Estimating income mobility when income is measured with error: the case of South Africa Estimating income mobility when income is measured with error: the case of South Africa

There are long-standing concerns that household income mobility is over-estimated due to measurement errors in reported incomes, especially in developing countries where collecting reliable survey data is often difficult. We propose a new approach that exploits the existence of three waves of panel data to be used to simultaneously estimate the extent of income mobility and the reliability of the income measure.

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Version 2016
Category Theme 1: Poverty and inequality
Author Rulof P. Burger, Stephan Klasen, Asmus Zoch