Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2009-01
Sample design for Understanding Society
09 Jan 2009
This paper describes the design of the sample for “Understanding Society”. The sample consists of five components. The largest component is a newly-selected general population sample. The other four components are an ethnic minority ‘boost’ sample, a general population comparison sample, the ex-BHPS (British Household Panel Survey) sample, and the innovation panel sample. For each component, the paper outlines the design and explains the rationale behind the main features of the design.