The Effect of the Number Eligible and Number Selected Within Households on Reported Income and Other Socioeconomic Characteristics in the 2004 NSDUH
Robbins, T. M. (2006, August). The Effect of the Number Eligible and Number Selected Within Households on Reported Income and Other Socioeconomic Characteristics in the 2004 NSDUH. Presented at Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, WA.
In the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), a portion of the respondents will receive a reduced set of income questions. Some of these respondents will come from the general selection algorithm that allows selection of 0, 1, or 2 persons at all households, while the rest will come from households with just 1 person selected. In a broader study, we wish to investigate the impact that the new income questions will have on reported outcomes of personal and family income, government assistance, poverty, and health insurance. But in this paper, we initially wish to investigate the impact of both the number selected and number eligible on those reported outcomes, based on data from the 2004 NSDUH. These results will be used to inform later analyses on the potential differences in reported income and related measures due to selection and eligibility into the survey.