Using Administrative Data to Improve Survey Data Quality
(Tools of Analysis: Methods, Data, Informatics and Research Design)
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The papers in this panel combine survey and administrative data in multiple ways. One paper shows how comparing administrative records to survey responses in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) can be used to correct and retain respondent data when respondents confuse two government assistance programs, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The second paper shows how the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) uses administrative records and the American Community Survey (ACS) to increase the NSCH’s sampling efficiency. The last two papers provide evidence that using sequential regression multivariate imputation (SRMI) and administrative records in imputations improve survey data. One of these papers shows how these methods and data can reduce bias when imputing income values in the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The other paper provides evidence of how using SRMI and administrative records in the 2014 SIPP helps preserve the relationship between income and program receipt and mitigate the problem of data not missing at random.
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