Publication


Agadjanian, V. and Zotova, N.
Sampling and surveying hard-to-reach populations for demographic research. A study of female labor migrants in Moskow, Russia
Demographic Research, 2012
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Because household-based survey designs are notoriously ineffective in studying hard-to-reach groups such as irregular migrants, these groups, however numerically large they may be, are rarely represented in demographic analyses. In this article, we report on the application of a workplace-based stratified probability sampling design (a variant of the time-location sampling approach), response rate, and item-specific refusals in a study of irregular female migrants from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan working in bazaars, eateries, and small retail outlets in Moscow, Russia. We argue that the workplace-based survey approach, while not flawless, provides a uniquely feasible and cost-effective tool for studying irregular migrants and similar hard-to-reach populations in metropolitan settings.

Reference


@article{Agadjanian2012,
  author = {Agadjanian, V. and Zotova, N.},
  title = {Sampling and surveying hard-to-reach populations for demographic research. A study of female labor migrants in Moskow, Russia},
  year = {2012},
  journal = {Demographic Research},
  volume = {26},
  pages = {131-150},
  url = {http://www.demographic-research.org/Volumes/Vol26/5/26-5.pdf},
  timestamp = {16.04.2012},
  owner = {Barbuscia},
  abstract = {Because household-based survey designs are notoriously ineffective in studying hard-to-reach groups such as irregular migrants, these groups, however numerically large they may be, are rarely represented in demographic analyses. In this article, we report on the application of a workplace-based stratified probability sampling design (a variant of the time-location sampling approach), response rate, and item-specific refusals in a study of irregular female migrants from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan working in bazaars, eateries, and small retail outlets in Moscow, Russia. We argue that the workplace-based survey approach, while not flawless, provides a uniquely feasible and cost-effective tool for studying irregular migrants and similar hard-to-reach populations in metropolitan settings.}
}

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