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Activity Number: 420
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Survey Research Methods
Abstract - #307773
Title: Frame Construction and Sample Maintenance for Current Economic Surveys
Author(s): Katrina T. Washington*+ and James N. Burton and Ruth Detlefsen
Companies: U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Census Bureau
Address: SSSD-HQ-8K029 , Washington, DC, 20233,
Keywords: frame construction ; sample selection ; frame maintenance ; sample maintenance

The Service Sector Statistics Division of the U.S. Census Bureau conducts seven surveys on an annual, quarterly, or monthly basis. These surveys measure the nation's economic activity of the retail, wholesale, and service sectors. Three of these surveys are principal economic indicators. Two of these surveys contribute to a fourth economic indicator. To produce quality data about these industries in a reliable, timely and relevant manner, we must use a reliable sampling frame and have in place quality survey control procedures. This paper will provide an overview of the surveys, describe in detail the initial frame construction and sample selection for these surveys, discuss how the frame and samples are maintained and periodically updated, and discuss the quinquennial sample revision activities for these surveys, following each Economic Census.

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