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dc.contributor.authorLeicester, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorOldfield, Zoëen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-04T09:19:48Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-04T09:19:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47514-
dc.description.abstractIn terms of collecting comprehensive panel expenditure data, there are trade-offs to be made in terms of the demands imposed on respondents and the level of detail and spending coverage collected. Existing comprehensive spending data tends to be cross-sectional whilst panel studies include only limited expenditure questions that record spending only as broad aggregates. More recently, economists have begun to use spending information collected by market research companies that records very detailed spending down to the barcode level from a panel of households, usually recorded by in-home barcode scanners, which may provide considerable advantages over existing data more commonly used in social sciences. However, there has not been a comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of this kind of data collection method and the potential implications of survey mode on the recorded data. This paper seeks to address this, by an in-depth examination of scanner data from one company, Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), on grocery purchases over a five-year period. We assess how far the ongoing demands of participation inherent in this kind of survey lead to 'fatigue' in respondents' recording of their spending and compare the demographic representativeness of the data to the wellestablished Expenditure and Food Survey (EFS), constructing weights for the TNS that account for observed demographic differences. We also look at demographic transitions, comparing the panel aspect of the TNS to the British Household Panel Study (BHPS). We examine in detail the expenditure data in the TNS and EFS surveys and discuss the implications of this method of data collection for survey attrition. Broadly, we suggest that problems of fatigue and attrition may not be so severe as may be expected, though there are some differences in expenditure levels (and to some extent patterns of spending) that cannot be attributed to demographic or time differences in the two surveys alone and may be suggestive of survey mode effects. Demographic transitions appear to occur less frequently than we might expect which may limit the usefulness of the panel aspect of the data for some applications.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInst. for Fiscal Studies Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIFS working papers 09,09en_US
dc.subject.jelC81en_US
dc.subject.jelC83en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.jelC41en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhousehold panel dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordscanner dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordexpenditureen_US
dc.subject.keywordfooden_US
dc.subject.keywordduration modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordattritionen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwVerbraucherausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwPanelen_US
dc.subject.stwScanneren_US
dc.subject.stwLebensmittelgroßhandelen_US
dc.subject.stwNahrungsmittelkonsumen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleHousehold panel data, scanner data, expenditure, food, duration models, attritionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn60785278Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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