Lost but not Forgotten : Attrition and Follow-up in the Indonesian Family Life Survey

  title={Lost but not Forgotten : Attrition and Follow-up in the Indonesian Family Life Survey},
  author={Duncan Thomas and Rand and Elizabeth Frankenberg},
Datafrom threewavesof the IndonesianFamily Life Survey(IFLS) areused to examineattrition in the contextof a largescalepanelsurveyconductedin a low incomesetting. Household-level attrition betweenthe baselineandfirst follow-up four yearslater is 6%; the cumulativeattrition betweenthe baseline and secondfollow-up after a five year hiatus is 5%. Attrition is low in the IFLS becausemovers are followed: around 12% of householdsthat were interviewedhad movedfrom their location at baseline. About half… CONTINUE READING


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