Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting? A multi-survey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain

Hancock, Ruth, Morciano, Marcello, Pudney, Stephen and Zantomio, Francesca (2015) Do household surveys give a coherent view of disability benefit targeting? A multi-survey latent variable analysis for the older population in Great Britain. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 178 (4). pp. 815-836. ISSN 0964-1998

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Abstract

We compare three major UK surveys, BHPS, FRS and ELSA, in terms of the picture they give of the relationship between disability and receipt of the Attendance Allowance (AA) benefit. Using the different disability indicators available in each survey, we use a structural equation approach involving a latent concept of disability in which probabilities of receiving AA depend on disability. Despite major differences in design, once sample composition is standardised through statistical matching, the surveys deliver similar results for the model of disability and AA receipt. Provided surveys offer a sufficiently wide range of disability indicators, the detail of disability measurement appears relatively unimportant.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society) Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability indexes,disability benefits,multiple surveys
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2020 23:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55159
DOI: 10.1111/rssa.12107

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