Sample Rotation for the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 75F0002M1992003


As SLID is a longitudinal survey, it is desirable to retain respondents in the sample for as long as possible. However, sample attrition and changes in the popu lation result in the sample becoming less representative of the population as time passes. To balance these factors, the sample for a longitudinal survey may be comprised of panels, with each panel being representative of the target population. Starting with a fixed sample size, the paper examines feasible options for the number of panels in the sample and the length of time which each panel remains in the survey. The rationale for the selected option is reviewed.

Issue Number: 1992003
Author(s): Hunter, Lecily; Lemaître, George; Michaud, Sylvie
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PDFFebruary 29, 2008