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Journal of Official Statistics, Vol.24, No.3, 2008. pp. 431449

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Explaining the Size and Nature of Response in a Survey on Health Status and Economic Standard

Abstract:
Using rich register data to analyze response behavior in a survey on health and economic standard, a model to explain contact and participation probabilities is estimated. A main result is that both probabilities are lower among respondents who are less well-off, out of the labor market, on benefits or immigrants. We also find a significant time-cost effect on participation. Previous findings that the probability of contact is low in urban areas and among singles are confirmed.

Keywords:
Nonresponse, response process, probit with selection, JEL-classification C34, C42, J14

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