A Sample Selection Model for Unit and Item Nonresponse in Cross-Sectional Surveys

45 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2007

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Giuseppe De Luca

University of Palermo - d/SEAS

Franco Peracchi

University of Rome Tor Vergata - Department of Economics and Finance; University of Rome Tor Vergata - Centre for International Studies on Economic Growth (CEIS); EIEF

Date Written: March 2007

Abstract

We consider a general sample selection model where unit and item nonresponse simultaneously affect a regression relationship of interest, and both types of nonresponse are potentially correlated. We estimate both parametric and semiparametric specifications of the model. The parametric specification assumes that the errors in the latent regression equations follow a trivariate Gaussian distribution. The semiparametric specification avoids distributional assumptions about the underlying regression errors. In our empirical application, we estimate Engel curves for consumption expenditure using data from the first wave of SHARE (Survey on Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe).

Keywords: Unit nonresponse, item nonresponse, cross-sectional surveys, sample selection

JEL Classification: C14, C31, C34, D12

Suggested Citation

De Luca, Giuseppe and Peracchi, Franco, A Sample Selection Model for Unit and Item Nonresponse in Cross-Sectional Surveys (March 2007). CEIS Working Paper No. 99, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=967391 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.967391

Giuseppe De Luca (Contact Author)

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Franco Peracchi

University of Rome Tor Vergata - Department of Economics and Finance ( email )

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