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1. American Demographics
Tracking Lost Respondents
Numbers News, 12,6, June, 1992: 8
Cohort(s): NLS General
Publisher: P.K. Francese 1980-1996
Keyword(s): Attrition; Longitudinal Surveys; Sample Selection; Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

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Longitudinal research is complex, time-consuming, and costly, but it provides the most meaningful information about how people change over time. Attrition is a problem unique to longitudinal surveys, which follow the same panel of respondents over a period of time. Between survey waves, respondents are lost for a variety of reasons. Not only does this reduce sample size, it affects the survey results to an unknown degree. In some cases, the reason for the respondent's disappearance may have a direct bearing on the behavior beingstudied. In order to focus attention on this problematic issue, the National Science Foundation, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, and National Center for Education Statistics are jointly funding a meeting to be held in 1993. Papers have already been solicited, giving authors a full year to conduct and analyze their research. Datasets include the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience (Center for Human Resource Research, Ohio State University), Panel Study of Income Dynamics (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan), the Survey of Income and Program Participation (Census Bureau), and several surveys from the National Center for Education Statistics.
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American Demographics. "Tracking Lost Respondents." Numbers News, 12,6, June, 1992: 8.