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Missing Inaction: Evidence of Undercounting of Non-Workers in the Current Population Survey

  • John Schmitt
  • Dean Baker

This report examines one major source of bias in the yearly Current Population Survey -- nonresponse rates. It shows evidence of systematic undercounting due to the disproportionately high nonresponse rate from individuals who are less likely to be employed than the general population.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in its series CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs with number 2006-03.

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Date of creation: Feb 2006
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Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2006-03
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  1. John Schmitt & Dean Baker, 2005. "Correcting Employment Rates in the 2000 Decennial Census Using Information from the CPS-Census 2000," CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs 2005-17, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
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