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Non-response in the American Time Use Survey: Who Is Missing from the Data and How Much Does It Matter?

Katharine G. Abraham, Aaron Maitland, Suzanne M. Bianchi

NBER Technical Working Paper No. 328
Issued in September 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

The first draft of this paper was prepared for the American Time Use Survey Early Results Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, December 8-9, 2005. Dorinda Allard and Kristina Shelley of the Bureau of Labor Statistics patiently answered all of our many questions about the data. Mary Edith Bozylinsky provided invaluable assistance in preparing the data for analysis. The authors are grateful for comments on the paper from Michael Brick, Frauke Kreuter, Stanley Presser, Eleanor Singer, Richard Valliant, participants in the ATUS Early Results Conference, and two anonymous reviewers. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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