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Prospects of estimating poverty with phone surveys : experimental results from Serbia (English)

Telephone surveys enable us to collect data in a cost-effective and timely manner, but may not be conducive for collecting detailed consumption or income data for measuring poverty due to the required length of the interview and complexity of the questions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8225 OCT 24, 2017

Boznic,Vladan; Katayama,Roy Shuji; Munoz,Rodrigo; Takamatsu,Shinya; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

How survey-to-survey imputation can fail (English)

This paper proposes diagnostics to assess the accuracy of survey-to-survey imputation methods and applies them to examine why imputing from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey into the Labor Force Survey fails to accurately project poverty trends in Sri Lanka between 2006 and 2009. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6961 JUL 01, 2014

Newhouse, D.; Shivakumaran, S.; Takamatsu, S.; Yoshida, N. Disclosed

Hybrid survey to improve the reliability of poverty statistics in a cost-effective manner (English)

This paper studies the benefits, in terms of reliability and frequency of poverty statistics, of conducting a hybrid survey that collects non-consumption data from all surveyed households and consumption data from only a small subsample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6909 JUN 01, 2014

Ahmed, Faizuddin; Dorji, Cheku; Takamatsu, Shinya; Yoshida, Nobuo Disclosed