Heterogeneous interpretation of “household expenditure” in survey reports : evidence and implications of bias
|Title:||Heterogeneous interpretation of “household expenditure” in survey reports : evidence and implications of bias||Authors:||Comerford, David
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2692||Date:||Jun-2010||Online since:||2011-01-07T14:32:37Z||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.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Geary Institute||Series/Report no.:||UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series; WP 10 29||Keywords:||Household expenditure; Survey methods; Measurement error||Subject LCSH:||Consumption (Economics)--Surveys--Methodology
|Other versions:||http://ideas.repec.org/p/ucd/wpaper/201029.html||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Working Papers|
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