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Combining an Ongoing Panel with a New Cross-Sectional Sample

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  • Martin Spiess
  • Ulrich Rendtel

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In this paper, a weight is derived for the calculation of design based estimators of totals, means and proportions using the ongoing German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) and a new cross-sectional sample. In the first part of the paper, the selection schemes of the subsamples A, B, C and D of the ongoing panel and of the new sample (sample E) are described. Using some similarity assumptions and starting from a general formulation, an optimal weight in the sense of small variances of design-based estimators using both samples is derived. The merits of this approach as well as some disadvantages are discussed.

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  • Martin Spiess & Ulrich Rendtel, 2000. "Combining an Ongoing Panel with a New Cross-Sectional Sample," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 198, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
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    1. Erika Schulz & Ulrich Rendtel & Jürgen Schupp & Gert Wagner, 1993. "Das Zuwanderer-Problem in Wiederholungsbefragungen am Beispiel des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP)," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 71, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    2. Ulrich Rendtel & Markus Pannenberg & Stefan Daschke, 1997. "Die Gewichtung der Zuwanderer-Stichprobe des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP)," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 66(2), pages 271-286.
    3. Gert G. Wagner & Jürgen Schupp & Ulrich Rendtel, 1991. "Das Sozio-ökonomische Panel - Methoden der Datenproduktion und Aufarbeitung im Längsschnitt," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 31, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
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    1. Markus Pannenberg, 2001. "Documentation of Sample Sizes and Panel Attrition in the German Socio Ecoomic Panel (GSOEP): (1984 until 1999)," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 232, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    2. SOEP Group, 2001. "The German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) after More than 15 Years: Overview," Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung / Quarterly Journal of Economic Research, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 70(1), pages 7-14.
    3. Martin Kroh & Martin Spieß, 2005. "Documentation of Sample Sizes and Panel Attrition in the German Socio Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984 - 2004," Data Documentation 6, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    4. Martin Kroh, 2013. "Documentation of Sample Sizes and Panel Attrition in the German Socio Economic Panel (SOEP) (1984 until 2012)," Data Documentation 71, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    5. Jürgen Schupp & Gert G. Wagner, 2002. "Maintenance of and Innovation in Long-Term Panel Studies: The Case of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 276, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    6. Gert G. Wagner, 2009. "The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) in the Nineties: An Example of Incremental Innovations in an Ongoing Longitudinal Study," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 257, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    7. Martin Spieß & Martin Kroh, 2004. "Documentation of Sample Sizes and Panel Attrition in the German Socio Economic Panel (SOEP) 1984 - 2003," Data Documentation 1, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    8. Martin Kroh & Martin Spieß, 2006. "Documentation of Sample Sizes and Panel Attrition in the German Socio Economic Panel (SOEP) (1984 until 2005)," Data Documentation 15, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    9. Martin Kroh & Rainer Siegers, 2014. "Documentation of Sample Sizes and Panel Attrition in the German Socio Economic Panel (SOEP) (1984 until 2013)," Data Documentation 75, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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