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CPS - How to identify nonresponses and distinguish between refusal v. noncontact?

The CPS has information about nonresponses, including whether the reason is refusal or noncontact (e.g. "not at home" or "temporarily absent"), as exemplified by this page:


https://www.census.gov/programs-surve...


Where can I find these variables in the IPUMS CPS?


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Wayne.

 
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Jeff Bloem

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The IPUMS CPS variable HHINTYPE indicates whether members of the household were interviewed and, if not, why no interview took place. Note that when using a rectangular data extract (e.g. with each observation being a person) non-interviewed households will not be included in the extract. Said differently, when using the (default) rectangular extract format, only individuals from households that responded to interviews will show up.

 

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