Uncertainty in Family Resources Survey-based analysis

Guidance on estimating uncertainty in Family Resources Survey-based analysis.


Uncertainty in Family Resources Survey-based analysis

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The Family Resources Survey (FRS) is an annual survey of around 20,000 households across the UK. There is some uncertainty around estimates derived from it because:

  • not every household in the country is interviewed as part of the survey
  • there is a possibility that households that are interviewed contain a greater fraction of households below the poverty line than the general population

This guidance outlines a number of methods which can be applied to estimate uncertainty. It is intended for people who use the FRS and related datasets to conduct analysis.

Published 20 June 2014