Core questions are typically asked at the start of the interview. At the beginning of each household visit, the Census Bureau interviewer completes or updates a roster listing all household members, verifies basic demographic information about each person, and checks certain facts about the household. The CAI instrument performs "behind the scenes" case management functions at the same time. Prior to the advent of CAI, that information was contained on the control card, which provided a mechanism for carrying information forward from one wave to the next for each sample member. Core questions covering key areas of SIPP follow the initial questions. For the most part, the 1996 Panel and prior panels cover the same content; however, the organization of the content within the 1996 CAI instrument is somewhat different.
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