Audit of the baseline survey of tenants and homeowners in site II

by John E. Mulford

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Assesses the completeness and reliability of baseline (1975) data describing residents and their housing units for a stratified probability sample of residential properties in St. Joseph County, Indiana (Site II of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment). Interviews were obtained from 2,790 households, two-thirds of those sought. Few interviewer and data preparation errors were found, and many of those were corrected. After data cleaning, about 2 percent of applicable fields lacked usable data. Two analysis samples were created by excluding interview records that lacked complete data on household characteristics and income. Records in the analysis samples were weighted to represent the sampled population.

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