Survey Response and Survey Characteristics: Micro-Level Evidence from the European Commission Household Panel

28 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2005

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Cheti Nicoletti

University of York - Department of Economics and Related Studies

Franco Peracchi

University of Rome Tor Vergata - Department of Economics and Finance; University of Rome Tor Vergata - Centre for International Studies on Economic Growth (CEIS); EIEF

Date Written: December 2004

Abstract

This paper presents micro-level evidence on the role of the socio-demographic characteristics of the population and the characteristics of the data collection process as predictors of survey response. Our evidence is based on the public use files of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), a longitudinal household survey covering the countries of the European Union, whose attractive feature is the high level of comparability across countries and overtime. We model the response process as the outcome of two sequential events: (i) contact between the interviewer and an eligible interviewee, and (ii) cooperation of the interviewee. Our model allows for dependence between the ease of contact and the propensity to cooperate, taking into account the censoring problem caused by the fact that we observe whether a person is a respondent only if she has been contacted.

Keywords: Panel data, survey response, bivariate probit model

JEL Classification: C33, C35, C81

Suggested Citation

Nicoletti, Cheti and Peracchi, Franco, Survey Response and Survey Characteristics: Micro-Level Evidence from the European Commission Household Panel (December 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=661122 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.661122

Cheti Nicoletti (Contact Author)

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