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Working Paper Number SEHSD-WP1987-12 or SIPP-WP-31
Dawn D. Nelson, Chet Bowie, and Annetta Walker
Component ID: #ti16937475

Preface

This paper brings together material from a variety of sources on sample loss in the 1984 SIPP Panel. The sample loss at the end of the Panel in July 1986 was slightly over 22 percent. Comparisons are made with the rates for some other longitudinal surveys. Efforts to understand the noninterview problem by analyzing reports generated by field interviewers are described. Efforts to reduce sample loss by motivating respondents are described also. One of these efforts involves an experiment in giving a small gift to SIPP households.

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