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An initial look at non-response and attrition in Understanding Society

  • Lynn, Peter
  • Burton, Jonathan
  • Kaminska, Olena
  • Knies, Gundi
  • Nandi, Alita

This paper describes the extent and correlates of non-response at waves 1 and 2 of Understanding Society. We examine both household-level and individual-level non-response at wave 1. For wave 2, we examine attrition relative to wave 1 both in terms of enumerated persons and in terms of adults responding to the individual interview. We analyse separately the general population sample and the ethnic minority boost sample. We also describe attrition for the BHPS sample between wave 18 of the BHPS and wave 2 of Understanding Society, when that sample was incorporated into Understanding Society.

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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 2012-02.

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Date of creation: 27 Jan 2012
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Publication status: published
Handle: RePEc:ese:ukhlsp:2012-02
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  1. Lynn, Peter, 2009. "Sample design for Understanding Society," Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2009-01, Understanding Society at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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