Multilevel Modelling of Refusal and noncontact in Household Surveys: Evidence from Six UK Government Surveys

Authors
Durrant, G.B. and Steele, F.
Year
2009
Journal
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 172(2), 361-381
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-985X.2008.00565.x
Abstract

We analyse household unit non-response in six major UK Government surveys by using a multilevel multinomial modelling approach. The models are guided by current conceptual frameworks and theories of survey participation. One key feature of the analysis is the investigation of the extent to which effects of household characteristics are survey specific. The analysis is based on the 2001 UK Census Link Study, which is a unique source of data containing an unusually rich set of auxiliary variables. The study contains the response outcome of six surveys, linked to census data and interviewer observations for both respondents and
non-respondents.

Number of levels
2
Model data structure
Multivariate response model?
No
Longitudinal data?
No
Substantive discipline
Paper submitted by
Fiona Steele, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
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