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Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2009-01

Sample design for Understanding Society


Publication date

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.

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