The Under-Reporting of Transfers in Household Surveys: Its Nature and Consequences

Bruce D. Meyer, Wallace K.C. Mok, James X. Sullivan

NBER Retirement Research Center Paper No. NB 08-12
Issued in September 2008

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This research was supported by the U.S. Social Security Administration through grant #10-P-98363-1-05 to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the SSA Retirement Research Consortium. The findings and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the views of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the NBER. We thank Stephen Issacson, Karen Peko and the staff at the Food and Nutrition Services for food stamps data, Kevin Stapleton at the Department of Labor for Unemployment Insurance data, Steve Heeringa at the PSID Statistical Design Group and the Annie E. Casey Foundation for timely financial support. We also thank Richard Bavier and Kalman Rupp for useful suggestions.

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