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Survey attrition and attrition bias in Young Lives

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Longitudinal studies, such as the Young Lives study of childhood poverty, help us to analyse welfare dynamics in ways that are not possible using time-series or cross-sectional samples. However, analysis based on panel datasets can be heavily compromised by sample attrition. On the one hand, the number of respondents who do not participate in each round of data collection (wave non-response) will inevitably cumulate over time, resulting in falling sample sizes, which will undermine the precis...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Economics
Sub department:
CSAE
Research group:
Young Lives
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University of Oxford
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Young Lives
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Outes-Leon, I
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Dercon, S
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Series:
Young Lives Technical Note
Place of publication:
http://www.younglives.org.uk/publications/technical-notes
Publication date:
2009-01-01
Paper number:
5
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English
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2010-04-01

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