Codes and Frequencies
HHINTYPE is a household-level variable indicating whether members of the household were interviewed and, if not, why no interview took place. Type A nonresponse households represent housing units suitable for inclusion in the survey whose residents were not interviewed for reasons such as refusal to participate and temporary absence. Type B nonresponse households were vacant or were occupied by persons ineligible for interview (e.g., institutionalized persons). Type C nonresponse households were housing units that were demolished, converted to storage or business use, or included in the sample by mistake.
Sampling for the CPS is based on housing units (addresses) rather than persons. For this reason, interviewers necessarily initially visit some unoccupied or uninhabitable dwellings. Participation in the survey is voluntary, rather than required by law, and institutionalized persons are intentionally excluded.
ComparabilityNo information available.
- All households.
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