Sample design for Understanding Society

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Understanding Society Working Paper Series


Peter Lynn

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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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