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Center for Economic and Policy Research: Non-Response Bias May Underestimate Unemployment, Particularly Among Young Black Men

Mar 04, 2021 - Targeted News Service

(TNSRes) -- The Center for Economic and Policy Research issued the following news release:

A new study published by The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) unpacks a pivotal issue relating to the high and rising non-response rate in the Current Population Survey (CPS) and how the non-response bias would affect less advantaged workers over the 2003-2019 period. The CPS is the underlying source of many official labor market statistics, as well as income and poverty measures, and healt...