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The propensity of older respondents to participate in a general purpose survey

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  • Lynn, Peter

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This paper, 1) outlines some of the challenges in obtaining participation from older sample members in a survey that is not specifically tailored to older people, 2) provides evidence of the relative response propensity of older people in such a survey and, 3) provides experimental evidence of potential influences on age-related response propensity. Specifically, we analyse differences between younger and older sample members in response propensity to each of a number of components of the Understanding Society survey and we examine the interaction between respondent age and each of two experimentally-manipulated features of the Understanding Society Innovation Panel.

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Paper provided by Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research in its series Understanding Society Working Paper Series with number 2012-03.

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Date of creation: 01 Feb 2012
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Publication status: published
Handle: RePEc:ese:ukhlsp:2012-03

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  1. Lynn, Peter & Uhrig, S.C. Noah & Burton, Jonathan, 2010. "Lessons from a randomised experiment with mixed-mode designs for a household panel survey," Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2010-03, Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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  1. Lynn, Peter, 2013. "Targeted response inducement strategies on longitudinal surveys," Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2013-02, Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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