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Survey Nonresponse in Luxembourg

The multinational and multicultural context presents a number of methodological and operational challenges for surveys. Luxembourg is a particular country in Europe where many of the challenges known to cross-national surveys appear, due to multilingualism and multiple nationalities living on the small territory of Luxembourg (foreigners constitute 47% of the resident population). In addition, the response rate in surveys is low (around 30% for most face-to-face surveys of the population). This project aims to throw light on the profiles of respondents and non-respondents in Luxembourg (individual characteristics as well as geographic aspects). Moreover, the project will explore the role of interviewer characteristics on nonresponse, and in particular, languages interviewers speak, their experience and type of employment contract they have with the survey agency. The study will employ the data from the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) wave 2 conducted in Luxembourg in 2014.

project leader
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project members
  • Nermin Plavsic
  • Eric Guastalli
project information
04/01/2018 - 31/12/2018
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
principal investigator
Agnieszka Walczak