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Non-response and population representation in studies of adolescent time use

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  • Casey B. Mulligan

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    (The University of Chicago)

  • Barbara Schneider

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    (The University of Chicago)

  • Rustin Wolfe

    ()
    (Department of Education, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota)

Abstract

Researchers have debated which methods are most valid and reliable for studying time use. One key instrument for measuring time use is the time diary, which has unique analytic properties that, if not adjusted for, can bias estimates. To assess sampling and non-response bias and potential under- or overreports of various activities, we use three different datasets to compare adolescents’ time use. Results of these comparisons are used to show how investigators can statistically adjust time use data to obtain more accurate estimates of time spent in various activities.

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Article provided by Research Institute on Professions (Forschungsinstitut Freie Berufe (FFB)) and The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) in its journal electronic International Journal of Time Use Research.

Volume (Year): 2 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 33-53

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Handle: RePEc:leu:journl:2005:vol2:p33-53

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Keywords: Methodology for collecting; estimating; and organizing microeconomic data; correcting for sampling and non-response bias; comparing survey and ESM measures of time use;

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  1. Ragni Kitterød, 2001. "Does the recording of parallel activities in Time Use Diaries affect the way people report their main activities?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 56(2), pages 145-178, November.
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Cited by:
  1. Barbara Schneider, 2009. "Method Differences in Measuring Working Families’ Time," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 93(1), pages 105-110, August.
  2. Deal, David, 2008. "Time for play – An exploratory analysis of the changing consumption contexts of digital games," MPRA Paper 11655, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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