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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

2019 CE Survey Methods Symposium Agenda

Challenges and Opportunities facing BLS Household Surveys

July 16, 2019

  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Registration/Check-in

  • 1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Welcome and CE redesign update: Parvati Krishnamurty, CE (BLS)

  • 1:10 – 2:10 p.m. Incentive delivery methods and experiments
    • Incentives and the American Time Use Survey: Experimenting with cash, Rachel Krantz-Kent, ATUS, (BLS)
    • Innovations in incentives in the NLS, Donna Rothstein, NLS (BLS)
    • Experimenting with Monetary Incentives in the CE Survey, Barry Steinberg, CESMD (BLS)
    • Discussion and audience questions: Discussant--Erica Yu, OSMR (BLS)
  • 2:10 – 2:20 p.m. Break/Refreshments

  • 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.Assessment of data quality
    • Electronically mediated employment: designing new questions and assessing data quality, Roxanna Edwards, CPS (BLS)
    • How Different are NE Cases and the ATUS Sample: A Consideration of Demographic Factors and Data Quality Indicators, David Biagas, OSMR (BLS)
    • Exploring the Characteristics of Partial Interviews in the Consumer Expenditure Survey, Laura Erhard, CE (BLS)
    • Discussion and audience questions: Discussant--Jennifer Edgar, OSMR (BLS)
  • 3:20 – 3:30 p.m.Break/Refreshments

  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.Alternate modes of data collection
    • Field testing the CE Online Diary, Parvati Krishnamurty, CE (BLS)
    • Factors to consider for web-based collection of time diary data in the ATUS, Rose Woods, ATUS (BLS)
    • Change in primary mode from in-person to phone in the NLSY79 and NLSY97, Holly Olson, NLS (BLS)
    • Discussion and audience questions: Discussant--Brandon Kopp, OSMR (BLS)
  • 4:30 – 4:35 p.m.Concluding Remarks: Laura Erhard, CE (BLS)

  • For a printable PDF version, click here.

    Last Modified Date: June 18, 2019