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dc.contributor.authorBanks, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuriel, Alastairen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, James P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:56:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:56:38Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46156-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we present results of an investigation into observable characteristics associated with attrition in ELSA and the HRS, with a particular focus on whether attrition is systematically related to health outcomes and socioeconomic status (SES). Investigating the links between health and SES is one of the primary goals of the ELSA and HRS, so attrition correlated with these outcomes is a critical concern. We explored some possible reasons for these differences. Survey maturity, mobility, respondent burden, interviewer quality, and differing sampling methods all fail to account for the gap. Differential respondent incentives may play some role, but the impact of respondent incentive is difficult to test. Apparently, cultural differences between the US and Europe population in agreeing to participate and remain in scientific surveys are a more likely explanation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5161en_US
dc.subject.jelI0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordattritionen_US
dc.subject.stwAltersforschungen_US
dc.subject.stwBefragungen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Statusen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.titleAttrition and health in ageing studies: Evidence from ELSA and HRSen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn657556106en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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