Missing Inaction: Evidence of Undercounting of Non-Workers in the Current Population Survey (CPS)
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Keywords: Unemployment rate; Young workers; Ethnic workers
Coverage: United States
This report examines one major source of bias in the yearly Current Population Survey -- nonresponse rates. It shows evidence of systematic undercounting due to the disproportionately high nonresponse rate from individuals who are less likely to be employoed than the general population.