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Sensitivity Analysis of Nonresponse Bias in the Current Population Survey

John S. Dixon

Abstract

Survey nonresponse bias is difficult to assess since the difference between responders and nonresponders are rarely measurable. Sensitivity analysis is increasingly used to explore the impact of nonresponse. Date from the Current Population Survey are used to study different types of sensitivity analysis in reporting the potential for bias.