Stated or inferred attribute non-attendance? A simulation approach
This paper aims to analyse the performance of two econometric approaches devoted to solve this problem: the stated attribute non-attendance approach and the inferred attribute non-attendance approach. These approaches are examined further by two common ways of collecting information on attribute non-attendance: serial and choice task non-attendance. The results of the simulation experiments show firstly, that choice task non-attendance of one attribute causes biases in the estimation of all other parameters; and, secondly, that only serial non-attendance can be inferred successfully. The results are policy relevant because not treating, or treating this issue incorrectly may end up in biased welfare measures.
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