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Nonresponse Bias Patterns in the Current Population Survey

John S. Dixon

Abstract

Nonresponse rates have been used as aproxy for survey quality since they indicate the relative potential fornonresponse bias. The Patterns of nonresponse rates(e.g.: seasonal, time in sample) can provide insight into those rates. This study uses different measures of nonresponse bias for the Current Population Survey (CPS) using match data from the Decennial Census and longitudinal CPS data to explore patterns of bias..