Are Earnings Inequality and Mobility Overstated ? The Impact of Non-Classical Measurement Error

  title={Are Earnings Inequality and Mobility Overstated ? The Impact of Non-Classical Measurement Error},
  author={Peter S. Gottschalk and Minh Huynh},
Measures of inequality and mobility based on self-reported earnings re‡ect attributes of both the joint distribution of earnings across time and the joint distribution of measurement error and earnings. While classical measurement error would increase measures of inequality and mobility there is substantial evidence that measurement error in earnings is not classical. In this paper we present the analytical links between non-classical measurement error and measures of inequality and mobility… CONTINUE READING


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