Estimating classification error under edit restrictions in combined survey-register data using Multiple Imputation Latent Class modelling (MILC)

L. Boeschoten, D.L. Oberski, A.G. de Waal

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Abstract

Both registers and surveys can contain classication errors. These errors can be estimated by making use of information that is obtained when making use of a combined dataset. We propose a new method based on latent class modelling that estimates the number of classification errors in the multiple sources,
and simultaneously takes impossible combinations with other variables into account. Furthermore, we use the latent class model to multiply impute a new variable, which enhances the quality of statistics based on the combined dataset. The performance of this method is investigated by a simulation study, which shows that whether the method can be applied depends on the entropy of the LC model and the type of analysis a researcher is planning to do. Furthermore, the method is applied to a combined dataset from Statistics Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921–962
JournalJournal of Official Statistics
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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