Measurement Error in the SIPP: Evidence from Matched Administrative Records: Working Paper 2007-03
Julian Cristia () and
Jonathan A. Schwabish
No 18322, Working Papers from Congressional Budget Office
Validation studies that compare survey-reported earnings to administrative-recorded earnings are useful to assess the extent and implications of measurement error in labor market data. While previous work typically used small restrictive samples with topcoded earnings, this paper uses data from the 1996 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Panel matched to Social Security administrative records. This large representative sample contains uncapped administrative earnings and allows us to provide more definitive evidence on measurement error. Results show that
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