Look again: Editing and imputation of SCF panel data

Arthur B. Kennickell
2017 Statistical Journal of the IAOS  
In 2009, a re-interview with participants in the 2007 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) was undertaken to provide information on the effects of the financial crisis on households. The panel questionnaire was designed to maximize comparability with the earlier data. The subject matter of the survey, wealth and related issues, is often considered sensitive or conceptually difficult. Consequently, editing and imputation of the data are very important considerations. Although the baseline data had
more » ... lready been edited and imputed cross sectionally, they were re-edited along with the new panel data. Similarly, the data for both waves of the survey were imputed jointly. This paper has two goals: to discuss the importance of the re-editing of the baseline data and to gauge the effects of the joint imputation of data from the two waves.
doi:10.3233/sji-160268 fatcat:lek5j65avbg5fhui35qyuxiyey