CitationAgadjanian, Victor & Zotova, Natalya (2012). Sampling and surveying hard-to-reach populations for demographic research: a study of female labor migrants in Moscow, Russia. Demographic Research, 26(5), 131-150.
AbstractBecause 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 paper, we report on the application of a workplace-based stratified probability sampling design, response rate, and item-specific refusals in a recent study of irregular female migrants from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan working in bazaars, eateries, and small retail outlets in Moscow, Russia. We argue that workplace-based survey, while not flawless, provides a uniquely feasible and cost-effective tool for studying irregular migrants and other marginalized groups.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleDemographic Research