Measurement error

Working paper

Employment misclassification in survey and administrative reports

Surveys have errors. Tax data errors are rare, but they still matter. This paper analyses measurement error in the classification of employment. We show that the true employment rate and time-invariant error rates can be identified, given access to two measures of employment with independent...
Working paper

Earnings dynamics and measurement error in matched survey and administrative data

When we understand admin data has errors, surveys don’t look bad. This paper analyses the measurement error and earnings dynamics of two sources of individuals' annual earnings from Statistics New Zealand's Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE) and administrative linked employer-employee data (LEED) earnings...