Adapting Quantitative Survey Procedures : the Price for Assessing Vulnerability ? Lessons from a Large-Scale Survey on Aging and Migration in Switzerland

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Titre
Adapting Quantitative Survey Procedures : the Price for Assessing Vulnerability ? Lessons from a Large-Scale Survey on Aging and Migration in Switzerland
Titre du livre
Surveying human vulnerabilities across the life course
Auteur(s)
Kaeser L.
Editeur
Springer
Lieu d'édition
New York
ISBN
978-3-319-24157-9
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2016
Editeur scientifique
Oris M., Roberts C., Joye D., Ernst Staehli M.
Série
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Numéro de chapitre
3
Pages
65-85
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This chapter aims at understanding the issues of capturing vulnerable populations in large-scale quantitative surveys. A dilemma in survey construction arises when a target vulnerable population to be analyzed cannot be reached using standard survey designs. Indeed, adapting standard procedures may improve access to the targeted vulnerable population; however, these changes may lead to inaccurate comparisons with other population samples. To address this issue, this chapter deals with the data collection process of the large-scale survey on aging Vivre/Leben/Vivere: Old Age Democratization? Progress and Inequalities in Switzerland (VLV). It highlights the need to adjust standard procedures of a quantitative survey to access elderly migrants and the impact of doing so. Results show the need for a constant dialogue between the scientific requirements and realities of fieldwork to avoid an under-representation in surveys. Finally, providing resources to assess vulnerability is not only a methodological engagement; this is also a major social issue about giving a voice to the voiceless.
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