In 2011, the Canadian National Household Survey (NHS) replaced the long-form census, introducing a potential bias regarding the small-scale use of NHS data and having an incidence on the deprivation index update.
This document outlines the methodological scenarios that were tested in order to update the 2011 deprivation index.
- The replacement of the long-form census by the voluntary National Household Survey (NHS) in 2011 led to a sharp increase in the global non-response rate.
- Updating the material and social deprivation index (MSDI) with 2011 data risks to introduce a non-response bias and lead to inaccurate results.
- Four versions of the 2011 MSDI featuring various adjustments were tested to assess its quality and to identify the most...