The book Nonresponse in Household Surveys by Jelke Bethlehem, Fannie Cobben and Barry Schouten is a book about nonresponse. It describes the problem of nonresponse in household surveys. It gives an overview of the theory, but also describes practical implications. Therefore, it can be seen as a handbook for those involved in practical survey research.
The book is mainly about unit nonresponse but also covers item nonresponse. It not only shows the possible negative effects of nonresponse on the quality of the outcomes of surveys (biased estimates), but also presents various approaches to reduce these negative effects (reduction of nonresponse and correction techniques).
The book contains the state of the art in the area of nonresponse research. It contains topics not found in other books about surveys. Examples are the R-indicator and the Heckman approach. The theory and practice of non-response correction is extensively covered.
A real survey data set can be downloaded from this website. This dataset is used throughout the book for examples and exercises.