Office of Survey Methods Research

Abstract

John Dixon (2002) "The Effects of Item and Unit Nonresponse on Estimates of Labor Force Participation."

Previous studies have examined item nonresponse as a predictor of household nonresponse. The usefulness of item nonresponse and unit nonresponse in examining potential nonresponse bias in surveys is explored. Models of item nonresponse and household nonresponse will be related to survey estimates. The theory that households vary on a continuum of cooperation will be examined through a scale from their unwillingness to respond to the survey at all to their unwillingness to respond to certain items.

Last Modified Date: March 19, 2003

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