Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 77: Household Market and Nonmarket Activities (HUS) – A Pilot Study

Anders Klevmarken
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Anders Klevmarken: Göteborgs Universitet

Abstract: Economic analysis of household micro behavior, data collection for a longitudinal data base and development of statistical methods for collection and analysis of micro data are the three general purposes of the HUS-project. A pilot study was carried out in 1981/82. It was designed to compare various data collection methods, test questionnaires, give an idea of the likely response rate in a main study, help in developing coding and editing procedures and give the project staff training in the entire survey operation. The pilot study included a sample survey of 300 households which were interviewed in person and by telephone. This report gives an account of the design and the results of the pilot study.

Keywords: Household behavior; Data collection; Survey

JEL-codes: C42; C81; D10

76 pages, December 1982

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