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Guidelines for constructing consumption aggregates for welfare analysis (English)

An analyst using household survey data to construct a welfare metric is often confronted with onfronted with An analyst using household survey data to construct a welfare metric is often confronted with a number of theoretical and practical problems. ... See More +

Publication LSM135 MAY 31, 2002

Deaton, Angus; Zaidi, Salman Spanish

Guidelines for constructing consumption aggregates for welfare analysis : Directrices para construir agregados de consumo para analizar el bienestar (Spanish)

An analyst using household survey data to construct a welfare metric is often confronted with onfronted with An analyst using household survey data to construct a welfare metric is often confronted with a number of theoretical and practical problems. ... See More +

Publication LSM135 MAY 01, 2002

Deaton, Angus; Zaidi, Salman English

Poverty comparisons : a guide to concepts and methods (Russian)

Poverty assessments are typically clouded in conceptual and methodological uncertainties. How should living standards be assessed? Is a household survey necessary, and is it a reliable guide? ... See More +

Publication LSM88 JAN 01, 1999

Ravallion,Martin English Disclosed

A manual for planning and implementing the living standards measurement study survey : Manual de diseno y ejecucion de encuestas sobre condiciones de vida (LSMS) (Spanish)

This manual explains the planning process, technical procedures, and standards used in Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys, including what these procedures entail, why they are used, and how they can be implemented. ... See More +

Publication LSM126 JAN 01, 1999

Grosh, Margaret E.; Munoz, Juan English, Russian Disclosed

Social assistance in Albania : decentralization and targeted transfers (English)

Albania provides a small amount of social assistance to nearly 20 percent of its population through a system that allows a degree of community discretion in determining distribution. ... See More +

Publication LSM134 JUL 31, 1998

Alderman, Harold

Poverty lines in theory and practice (English)

As a part of the Living Standards Measurement Study, this paper presents a critical overview of alternative approaches towards setting poverty lines, which: a) define the minimum level of living standards before being considered "poor"; and, b) make comparisons among these minimum levels, for families of different size and/or composition in different locations and time. ... See More +

Publication LSM133 JUL 31, 1998

Ravallion, Martin

The role of the private sector in education in Vietnam : evidence from the Vietnam Living Standards Survey (English)

This paper uses data from the 1992-93 Vietnam Living Standards Survey (VLSS) to examine the nature of private schooling in Vietnam. Although the number of private schools is small, it is growing in both urban and rural areas, and the cost to parents of most private schools is not much higher than the cost of attending public schools. ... See More +

Publication LSM132 MAR 31, 1998

Glewwe, Paul; Patrinos, Harry Anthony

Chronic illness and retirement in Jamaica (English)

This paper explores the impact of six non-communicable chronic diseases (NCCDs) on the decision to retire among men and women aged 45-85 in Jamaica using the 1991 and 1992 Survey of Living Conditions data base. ... See More +

Publication LSM131 MAR 31, 1998

Handa, Sudhanshu; Neitzert, Monica

A manual for planning and implementing the living standards measurement study survey (Russian)

This manual explains the planning process, technical procedures, and standards used in Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys, including what these procedures entail, why they are used, and how they can be implemented. ... See More +

Publication LSM126 MAR 01, 1998

Grosh,Margaret Ellen; Munoz,Juan Eduardo English, Spanish Disclosed

Model living standards measurement study survey questionnaire for the countries of the former Soviet Union (English)

This document presents a set of Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) questionnaires that have been developed for use in the Russian-speaking countries of the former Soviet Union. ... See More +

Publication LSM130 JUN 30, 1997

Oliver, Raylynn Russian

Poverty comparisons and household survey design (English)

Poverty comparisons - an increasingly important starting-point for welfare analysis - are almost always based on household surveys. They therefore require that one be able to distinguish underlying differences in the populations being compared from sampling variation: standard errors must be calculated. ... See More +

Publication LSM129 APR 30, 1997

Howes, Steven; Lanjouw, Jean Olson

How does schooling of mothers improve child health - evidence from Morocco (English)

Mothers' education is often found to be positively correlated with child health and nutrition in developing countries, yet the causal mechanisms are poorly understood. ... See More +

Publication LSM128 MAR 31, 1997

Glewwe, Paul

Model living standards measurement study survey questionnaire for the countries of the former Soviet Union (Russian)

This document presents a set of Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) questionnaires that have been developed for use in the Russian-speaking countries of the former Soviet Union. ... See More +

Publication LSM130 JAN 01, 1997

Oliver, Raylynn English Disclosed

Unconditional demand for health care in Cote d'Ivoire : does selection on health status matter? (English)

Health care demand price elasticities are often estimated from samples conditioned to include only sick people. This paper shows that not only may such estimates be statistically biased, but even when properly estimated they can only be interpreted as short-run price responses. ... See More +

Publication LSM127 NOV 30, 1996

Dow, William H.

The contribution of income components to income inequality in South Africa : a decomposable Gini analysis (English)

Much work has been devoted to deriving and extending decomposable inequality and poverty measures. For example, the use of decomposition techniques to partition inequality into within-race group and between-race group components. ... See More +

Publication LSM125 MAY 31, 1996

Leibbrandt, Murray V.; Woolard, Christopher D.; Woolard, Ingrid D.

A manual for planning and implementing the living standards measurement study survey (English)

This manual explains the planning process, technical procedures, and standards used in Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys, including what these procedures entail, why they are used, and how they can be implemented. ... See More +

Publication LSM126 MAY 31, 1996

Grosh,Margaret Ellen; Munoz,Juan Eduardo Russian, Spanish Disclosed

Constructing an indicator of consumption for the analysis of poverty : principles and illustrations with reference to Ecuador (English)

This paper is concerned with the derivation of a welfare indicator for households from consumption data. It examines, illustrating with reference the data for Ecuador, several of the steps involved in constructing consumption aggregates and highlights some of the principles which should guide the analysis. ... See More +

Publication LSM124 MAR 31, 1996

Hentschel, Jesko; Lanjouw, Peter

Infrastructure and poverty in Viet Nam (English)

Viet Nam has poor physical infrastructure and high levels of income poverty. What role might better infrastructure play in reducing poverty in Viet Nam? ... See More +

Publication LSM121 FEB 29, 1996

Van De Walle, Dominique

Comparaisons de la pauvrete : concepts et methodes (French)

Poverty assessments are typically clouded in conceptual and methodological uncertainties. How should living standards be assessed? Is a household survey necessary, and is it a reliable guide? ... See More +

Publication LSM122 FEB 29, 1996

Ravallion, Martin

The demand for medical care : evidence from urban areas in Bolivia (English)

This research analyzes the determinants of demand for medical services in urban areas of Bolivia. It also examines the possible trade-offs between cost recovery and the use of health services for different age, sex, ethnic, and income groups. ... See More +

Publication LSM123 FEB 29, 1996

Masako Ii

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Guidelines for constructing consumption aggregates for welfare analysis (English)
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MAY 31, 2002 LSM135 Publication Spanish
Guidelines for constructing consumption aggregates for welfare analysis : Directrices para construir agregados de consumo para analizar el bienestar (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2002 LSM135 Publication English
Poverty comparisons : a guide to concepts and methods (Russian)
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JAN 01, 1999 LSM88 Publication English
A manual for planning and implementing the living standards measurement study survey : Manual de diseno y ejecucion de encuestas sobre condiciones de vida (LSMS) (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 1999 LSM126 Publication English, Russian
Social assistance in Albania : decentralization and targeted transfers (English)
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JUL 31, 1998 LSM134 Publication
Poverty lines in theory and practice (English)
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JUL 31, 1998 LSM133 Publication
The role of the private sector in education in Vietnam : evidence from the Vietnam Living Standards Survey (English)
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MAR 31, 1998 LSM132 Publication
Chronic illness and retirement in Jamaica (English)
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MAR 31, 1998 LSM131 Publication
A manual for planning and implementing the living standards measurement study survey (Russian)
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MAR 01, 1998 LSM126 Publication English, Spanish
Model living standards measurement study survey questionnaire for the countries of the former Soviet Union (English)
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JUN 30, 1997 LSM130 Publication Russian
Poverty comparisons and household survey design (English)
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APR 30, 1997 LSM129 Publication
How does schooling of mothers improve child health - evidence from Morocco (English)
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MAR 31, 1997 LSM128 Publication
Model living standards measurement study survey questionnaire for the countries of the former Soviet Union (Russian)
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JAN 01, 1997 LSM130 Publication English
Unconditional demand for health care in Cote d'Ivoire : does selection on health status matter? (English)
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NOV 30, 1996 LSM127 Publication
The contribution of income components to income inequality in South Africa : a decomposable Gini analysis (English)
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MAY 31, 1996 LSM125 Publication
A manual for planning and implementing the living standards measurement study survey (English)
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MAY 31, 1996 LSM126 Publication Russian, Spanish
Constructing an indicator of consumption for the analysis of poverty : principles and illustrations with reference to Ecuador (English)
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MAR 31, 1996 LSM124 Publication
Infrastructure and poverty in Viet Nam (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 LSM121 Publication
Comparaisons de la pauvrete : concepts et methodes (French)
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FEB 29, 1996 LSM122 Publication
The demand for medical care : evidence from urban areas in Bolivia (English)
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FEB 29, 1996 LSM123 Publication