Enhancing the Quality of Data on Income and Wealth

152 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2008

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Honggao Cao

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Daniel Hill

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

F. Thomas Juster

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael Perry

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

Over the last decade or so, a substantial effort has gone into the design of a series of methodological investigations aimed at enhancing the quality of survey data on income and wealth. These investigations have largely been conducted at the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, and have mainly involved two longitudinal surveys: the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), with a first wave beginning in 1992 and continued thereafter every other year through 2004; and the Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) Study, begun in 1993 and continued in 1995 and 1998, then in every other year through 2004. This provides and overview of the main studies and summarizes what has been learned about correcting longitudinal inconsistencies that arise.

Suggested Citation

Cao, Honggao and Hill, Daniel and Juster, F. Thomas and Perry, Michael, Enhancing the Quality of Data on Income and Wealth (June 2005). Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2005-101, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1093786 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1093786

Honggao Cao (Contact Author)

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Daniel Hill

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor ( email )

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F. Thomas Juster

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Michael Perry

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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