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Working Paper Number SEHSD-WP1989-01 or SIPP-WP-94
Alden Speare, Jr. and Roger Avery
Component ID: #ti1807221950

Abstract

This paper approaches the problem of studying household change from the perspective of the individual household members. Measures of household change are presented for individuals aged 15 to 29 by age and sex. An initial comparison of measures based on four month and one year intervals showed that the one year' measures significantly undercount the number of changes experienced by young adults and thus most of the analysis is based on four month intervals. The effect of sample attrition over time in the panel is addressed by using information from any relevant follow-up interviews regardless of whether the person was interviewed in all relevant waves. Rates of change in household size, changes in living with parents and changes in living with spouse are computed by age and sex.

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