Improving the Quality of Economic Data: Lessons from the HRS and AHEAD

TitleImproving the Quality of Economic Data: Lessons from the HRS and AHEAD
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsF. Juster, T, James P. Smith
JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
Volume92
Issue440
Pagination1268-78
Call Numberpubs_1997_Juster_FTJAmerStatAssoc.pdf
KeywordsMethodology
Abstract

Missing data are an increasingly important problem in economic surveys, especially when trying to measure household wealth. However, some relatively simple new survey methods such as follow-up brackets appear to appreciably improve the quality of household economic data. Brackets represent partial responses to asset questions and apparently significantly reduce item nonresponse. Brackets also provide a remedy to deal with nonignorable nonresponse bias, a critical problem with economic survey data.

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Endnote Keywords

Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology/Microeconomic Data Management/Survey Methods

Endnote ID

1010

Citation Key6564