Attrition in panel data: The effectiveness of weighting

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serval:BIB_15CE5F7A0212
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Attrition in panel data: The effectiveness of weighting
Périodique
European Sociological Review
Auteur(s)
Vandecasteele Leen, Debels Annelies
ISSN
1468-2672
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Volume
23
Numéro
1
Pages
81 - 97
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Although weighting seems to be a popular strategy for coping with panel attrition in sociological research it is not clear how effective it is in reducing attrition bias. This article aims to fill this gap by giving an assessment of the effectiveness of weighting in the European Community Household Panel. Estimates of the distribution of social class and education appear to be dropout biased in the ECHP. Moreover, the direction of the bias differs across countries. Weighting with the ECHP longitudinal weight tends to reduce this bias to some extent; yet, unexpectedly, it also sometimes increases it. The latter problem is largely avoided, however, by replacing the available ECHP-weight with a new longitudinal weight that includes better predictors of dropout, such as covariates related to the interview process, to respondents’ previous interview experiences and education.
Mots-clé
Attrition, Dropout, Weighting, ECHP, Social class, Education
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