Full text: Wehner, Sigrid: Exploring trends and patterns of nonresponse

LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES 
Tables 
TABLE 1: 
Sample Development in the East German Life History Study 20 
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Reasons for Loss of Target Persons per Cohort - Initial Sampling 1991/92 26 
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Reasons for Loss of Target Persons per Cohort - Wave 2 1996/97 28 
Reasons for Loss of Target Persons per Cohort - Nonresponse Study 1996/97 30 
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TABLE 5: 
Topics and Variables for NRS Data Examination 37 
TABLE 6: 
Working Hypotheses on Profile of Nonresponse Study 40 
TABLE 
Inspection of Significance Patterns - Chi-Square and t-Tests 41 
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TABLE 8: 
Logit Models Predicting Being in the Nonresponse Study for Cohort 1930 56 
Predicted Probabilities for Nonresponse in Cohort 1930/Initial Sampling 199158 
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TABLE 10: 
Predicted Probabilities for Nonresponse in Cohort 1930/ Wave 2 1996 59 
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Logit Models Predicting Being in the Nonresponse Study for Cohort 1960 61 
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Predicted Probabilities for Nonresponse in Cohort 1960/ Wave 1 199 62 
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TABLE 13: 
Predicted Probabilities for Nonresponse in Cohort 1960/ Wave 2 1996 63 
TABLE 14: 
Logit-Model to Predict Selection for the Biased Samp 70 
Linear Regression Model for Household Income 1996/Three Different Calculations. 71 
TABLE 15: 
Logit-Model to Predict Panel Participation against Nonresponse Study 75 
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TABLE 17: 
Heckman Sample Selection Model Using Panel and Nonresponse Study 76 
Figures 
FIGURE 1: 
The Sampling Process and Possible Erro 
FIGURE 2: 
Trend of Refusal Rates in German Survey 
FIGURE 3: 
Example of Nonresponse Bias in Linear Regression 13 
FIGURE 4: 
Sample Development in the East German Life History Study 23 
FIGURE 5: 
Cohort Composition of Wave 1 and 2 and Nonresponse Study 24 
FIGURE 6: 
Percentage of Successful Interviews after Low and High Number of Contacts 27 
FIGURE 
Reasons for Loss of Target Persons before Field Beginning3 
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Reason for Systematic Loss after Field Beginning - Comparison of Cohorts per Study.. 31 
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FIGURE 9: 
Gender Proportions 32 
FIGURE 10: 
Gender Proportions per Cohort and Study 33 
FIGURE 11: 
Cohorts 1930 and 1960: Percentage of Men in EGLHS and Census Data 33 
CAPICATI Differences for Percentages of Neutral Loss per Cohort and Study 34 
FIGURE 12: 
FIGURE 13: 
CAPICATI Differences of Refusal Rates per Cohort and Study 35 
FIGURE 14: 
Percentage of Higher School Degrees in CATI and CAPI Interviews 36 
FIGURE 15: 
Percentage of Unmarried Persons 199 per Cohort and Gender44 
FIGURE 16: 
Percentage of Never Married Persons 1991 per Cohort and Gender 45 
FIGURE 17: 
Educational Degree in School for Cohort 1930 - Nonresponse versus Main Study 46 
FIGURE 18: 
Level of Vocational Training for Cohort 193047 
FIGURE 19: 
Average Number of Jobs until 1991 per Cohort and Gender 48 
FIGURE 20: 
Average Number of Jobs 1989-1996 per Cohort and Gender 49 
Percentage of Unemployed Persons 1991 per Cohort and Gender 49 
FIGURE 21: 
Party Membership in the SED per Cohort and Gende 50 
FIGURE 22: 
Percentage of Persons Not Members of Any Party 1989 - Cohorts 1930 and 1960 51 
FIGURE 23: 
FIGURE 24: 
Percentage of "Don't know" and "Refused" in the Party Attitude Scales 52 
FIGURE 25: 
Histogram of Household Income in the Original and in the Biased Sample 69 
FIGURE 26: 
Position of Estimated Regression Coefficients within Confidence Intervals 73 
Bias Correction of Coefficient Estimate for Educational Variable 74 
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FIGURE 28: 
Pattern of Regression Results in Panel Study, Heckman Model, and Panel + Nonresponse......77 
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