Publication Date

February 2012

Author(s)

Hong Yu Ru, Mark R. Lindblad, Roberto G. Quercia, Sarah F. Riley

Client/Funder

Ford Foundation

Update of the Community Advantage Panel Survey (CAPS) data collection activities that occurred in 2011 and description of data collection plans for 2012.

We provide an update of the Community Advantage Panel Survey (CAPS) data collection activities that occurred in 2011 and describe our data collection plans for 2012. We first summarize the CAPS sampling strategy and data collection progress and then consider upcoming survey plans, attrition concerns, and the extent to which 2011 survey completers are representative of baseline respondents and other Self-Help Community Advantage Program (CAP) borrowers. As in prior years, we find that males and Hispanics were most likely to attrit from the survey in 2011.