TABLE 1-9 PSID Response Rates and Sample Sizes, 2003-2005

Sample Non-Split-Offs Split-Offs
Response Rate (%) Number of Interviews Response Rate (%) Number of Interviews Total Number of Interviews
2003 Actual
Core reinterview 97 6,554 83 561 7,115
Core recontact 65 200 56 15 215
Core subtotal 95 6,754 82 576 7,330
Immigrant reinterview 94 459 61 36 495
Immigrant recontact 51 42 43 3 45
Immigrant subtotal 88 501 59 39 540
Total 95 7,255 80 615 7,870
2005 Actual
Core reinterview 98 6,756 89 516 7,272
Core recontact 61 194 60 3 197
Core subtotal 96 6,950 88 519 7,469
Immigrant reinterview 93 500 74 45 545
Immigrant recontact 42 27 0 27
Immigrant subtotal 88 527 74 45 572
Total 95 7,477 87 564 8,041

SOURCE: McGonagle and Schoeni (2006). Reprinted with permission.



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