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September 1993

Evaluating changes in the estimates

Chester E. Bowie, Lawrence S. Cahoon, Elizabeth A. Martin

A 1½ year overlap sample is being used to gauge differences in measures from the old and revised surveys. The effects of questionnaire changes, advanced computerization, and centralization of the interview process will be subject to special scrutiny. This article summarizes the differences in CPS estimates using the old and new survey methods.

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