Adding a Top‐Up Sample to the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey

10 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2013

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Nicole Watson

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: December 2013

Abstract

Since its commencement in 2001, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey has become a much‐used resource by researchers. Over the same time, the Australian population has evolved in a number of ways that the sample, even with ‘following rules’, cannot emulate. Most notable is the lack of recent immigrants arriving after 2001. A general population‐wide top‐up of the sample was added in 2011 which allows new population sub‐groups to be represented and helps alleviate biases from non‐random attrition. This article describes the methodology of the top‐up sample, the response rates achieved and the representativeness of the combined sample.

Suggested Citation

Watson, Nicole and Wooden, Mark, Adding a Top‐Up Sample to the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (December 2013). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp. 489-498, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2361215 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8462.12027

Nicole Watson (Contact Author)

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Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

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Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Bonn, D-53072
Germany

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