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Albania 2002

Living Standards Measurement Survey

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Sample Size:3,600
Domains:Tirana, other urban, rural; Agro-ecological areas (coastal, central, mountain)
Collection Dates: April - July
Panel: Yes, with 2003, 2004
Executing Agency: Institute of Statistics (INSTAT)
Access Policy: Available for free download
Other LSMS surveys for this country: 199620032004, 2005








File Name

Description and Format

Basic Information

Describes the design of the survey and its coverage for potential users and provides general information about the general characteristics of the survey.

PDF (226 Kb) English only


Household Questionnaire

This questionnaire is an essential tool for using the household and individual level data. It contains all of the questions included in the data and the codes for the responses and skip patterns where applicable.

PDF (303 Kb) AlbanianPDF (295 Kb) English


Food Diary Questionnaire

This questionnaire was used for the recording of daily household consumption.

PDF (39 Kb) Albanian  PDF (38 Kb) English


Price Questionnaire

This questionnaire includes price information for 96 items, including both food and non-food items.

PDF (20 Kb) English only


Community Questionnaire

This questionnaire contains the information collected at the community level that can be used in conjunction with the household level data. It contains codes and skip patterns.

PDF (48 Kb) Urban Albanian PDF (47 Kb) Urban English
PDF (48 Kb) Rural English


Enumerator and Supervisor Manual

This document contains the instructions given to the interviewers for how to conduct the survey.   This document is only available in Albanian.

PDF (232 Kb) Albanian only


Community Questionnaire Supervisor Instructions

This document contains the instructions given to the supervisors for how to conduct the community survey. This document is only available in Albanian.

PDF (22 Kb) Albanian only
Construction of the Consumption Aggregate and Estimation of the Poverty Line

This document explains the methodology used to compute the consumption aggregate and estimating the poverty lines. It also reports the results of sensitivity analyses on some crucial hypotheses.

PDF (110 Kb) English only


Program Files

The STATA files used to calculate the consumption aggregate.

Zipped (68 Kb) 


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