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Title: Effects on Panel Attrition and Fieldwork Outcomes from Selection for a Supplemental Study: Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics
A key issue for panel surveys is the relationship between changes in respondent burden and resistance or attrition in future waves. In this chapter, the authors use data from multiple waves of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) from 1997 to 2015 to examine the effects on attrition and on various other measures of respondent cooperation of being invited to take part in a major supplemental study to PSID, namely the 1997 PSID Child Development Supplement (CDS). They describe their conceptual framework and previous research. The authors also describe the data and methods. The PSID is the world’s longest-running household panel survey. PSID has a number of supplemental studies, which began in 1997 with the original CDS. To describe and analyse the effects of CDS on sample attrition in PSID, the authors also use survival curves and univariate and multivariate discrete time hazard models.
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