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Replication data for: Life-Cycle Variation in the Association between Current and Lifetime Earnings

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Haider, Steven
  • Solon, Gary
Publication Date
2006-09-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Researchers in a variety of important economic literatures have assumed that current income variables as proxies for lifetime income variables follow the textbook errors-in-variables model. In our analysis of Social Security records containing nearly career-long earnings histories for the Health and Retirement Study sample, we find that the relationship between current and lifetime earnings departs substantially from the textbook model in ways that vary systematically over the life cycle. Our results can enable more appropriate analysis of, and correction for, errors-in-variables bias in any research that uses current earnings to proxy for lifetime earnings. (JEL D31, D91)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.96.4.1308 (Text)
Publications
  • Haider, Steven, and Gary Solon. “Life-Cycle Variation in the Association between Current and Lifetime Earnings.” American Economic Review 96, no. 4 (August 2006): 1308–20. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.96.4.1308.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.96.4.1308 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Haider, Steven; Solon, Gary (2006): Replication data for: Life-Cycle Variation in the Association between Current and Lifetime Earnings. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116235