Item nonresponse to financial questions in household surveys : an experimental study of interviewer and mode effects


Essig, Lothar ; Winter, Joachim


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URL: https://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2653
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-26536
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2005
The title of a journal, publication series: Rationalitätskonzepte, Entscheidungsverhalten und ökonomische Modellierung
Volume: 05-18
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Sonderforschungsbereich 504 > Rationalitätskonzepte, Entscheidungsverhalten und ökonomische Modellierung (Laufzeit 1997 - 2008)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Classification: JEL: C81 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Umfrage , Einkommen , Sozioökonomisches Panel , Panel
Keywords (English): household surveys , item nonresponse , panel attrition , interview mode
Abstract: We analyze nonresponse to questions on financial items such as income and asset holdings in the SAVE survey, exploiting a controlled field experiment. As part of the SAVE study, a representative survey conducted in Germany in 2001, questions on household income and financial assets were administered using different interview modes (personal interview vs. drop-off questionnaire). The data also allow investigating the influence of interviewer characteristics on nonresponse. Our results are in line with predictions derived from models of survey response behavior that have been developed in survey research and social psychology.

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Essig, Lothar ; Winter, Joachim (2005) Item nonresponse to financial questions in household surveys : an experimental study of interviewer and mode effects. Open Access Rationalitätskonzepte, Entscheidungsverhalten und ökonomische Modellierung Mannheim 05-18 [Working paper]
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