Explaining cross-country differences in contact rates

Blom, Annelies G.

URL: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/research/publications...
Additional URL: https://www.econstor.eu/handle/10419/91881
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
The title of a journal, publication series: ISER Working Paper Series
Volume: 09-08
Place of publication: Colchester
Publishing house: ISER, University of Essex
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (GESIS)
School of Social Sciences > Data Science (Blom 2017-2022)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Classification: JEL: C81 , C83,
Keywords (English): decomposition analysis , counterfactual analysis , survey methods , contact data , comparative research , European Social Survey
Abstract: In the European Social Survey (ESS) contact rates differ across countries. These differences are broadly due to (1) differences in survey implementation, (2) differences in population characteristics associated with contact propensity and (3) differences in the association between 1 or 2 and contact propensity. This paper investigates correlates of contact within and across ESS countries by decomposing cross-country differences in predicted mean contact propensities into (population and fieldwork) characteristics effects, coefficients effects and a pseudo-interaction effect. The findings shed light on the cross-national comparability of the manipulable aspects of the contacting process. In addition, we distinguish factors explaining withincountry contact propensity from factors explaining cross-country differences.

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