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Type Working Paper - World Bank (Policy Research Working Paper No WPS 2447)
Title Attrition in longitudinal household survey data: Some tests for three developing country samples
Issue 2447
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
URL http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2000/11/04/000094946_00101905462867/Re​ndered/PDF/multi_page.pdf
Results from this study of the extent and implications of attrition for three longitudinal household surveys from Bolivia, Kenya, and South Africa suggest that multivariate estimates of behavioural relations may not be biased because of high attrition. This suggests that demographers and other social scientists can proceed with collecting longitudinal data to control for unobserved fixed factors and to capture dynamic relationships.\n

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