Bias from Unit Non-Response in the Measurement of Income in Household Surveys

@inproceedings{Bee2015BiasFU,
  title={Bias from Unit Non-Response in the Measurement of Income in Household Surveys},
  author={C. Adam Bee and Bruce D. Meyer},
  year={2015}
}
Declining response rates to surveys is a widespread and troubling problem. Unit non-response (when a household is not interviewed at all) has been rising in most surveys. For example, unit non-response rates rose by 3-12 percentage points over the 1990s for six U.S. Census Bureau surveys (Atrostic et al. 2001). Many recent papers have raised the concern that this increased non-response has led to bias in key statistics. In light of this concern, we propose a new method to evaluate and correct… CONTINUE READING

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