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Survey Non-Response and Unemployment Duration

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dc.creator van den Berg, Gerard J.
dc.creator Lindeboom, Maarten
dc.creator Dolton, Peter J.
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:11:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:11:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20569
dc.identifier ppn:464453666
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20569
dc.description Social surveys are often used to estimate unemployment duration distributions. Survey nonresponse may then cause a bias. We study this using a unique dataset that combines survey information of individual workers with administrative records of the same workers. The latter provide information on unemployment durations and personal characteristics of all survey respondents and non-respondents. We develop a method to empirically distinguish between two explanations for a bias in results based on only survey data: (1) selectivity due to related unobserved determinants of unemployment durations and non-response, and (2) a causal effect of a job exit on non-response. The latter may occur even in fully homogeneous populations. The methodology exploits variation in the timing of the duration outcome relative to the survey moment. The results show evidence for both explanations. We discuss implications for standard methods to deal with non-response bias.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1303
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject C14
dc.subject C23
dc.subject C81
dc.subject C41
dc.subject J64
dc.subject C42
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject non-response bias
dc.subject unemployment measurement
dc.subject hazard rate
dc.subject sample selection
dc.subject event history
dc.subject Arbeitslosigkeit
dc.subject Dauer
dc.subject Statistische Erhebung
dc.subject Bias
dc.subject Statistischer Fehler
dc.subject Theorie
dc.title Survey Non-Response and Unemployment Duration
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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