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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: If at first you don't succeed? Fieldwork effort, panel attrition, and health-employment inferences in BHPS and HILDA
Authors: Pudney, S 
Watson, N 
Institution: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Publication Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Pages: 29
Keywords: survey fieldwork
panel attrition
Abstract: We study the relationship between individuals’ participation in household panels, their health and employment states and the design of survey fieldwork procedures, using a comparative approach based on data from the UK BHPS and Australian HILDA Survey. We simulate the impact of alternative procedures for controlling fieldwork effort on the bias and precision of empirical findings, ranging from simple summary statistics to inferences from complex dynamic modelling. We allow for adaptive fieldwork designs linked to household size and the possible long-term consequences for sample integrity.
Keywords: Surveys and Survey Methodology; Surveys and Survey Methodology -- Fieldwork
Research collection: Reports and technical papers
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