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Bulgaria 2001

Integrated Household Survey


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Sample Size:2,875
Domains:Urban/rural; regions (Sofia City, Bourgas, Varna, Lovech, Montana, Plodviv, Russe, Sofia Region, Haskovo) 
Collection Dates:April - May 
Panel: No
Executing Agency: Gallup International
Access Policy: Available for free download
Other LSMS surveys for this country: 1995199720032007 













File Name

Description and Format

Household Questionnaire

This questionnaire collects information from all members of the household on demographic characteristics, migration, education, employment, health and fertility.  It also collects household level information on housing food expenditures, non-food expenditures, agriculture, remittances, benefits, household durables, and real estate benefits.  The data files should be used as the most accurate information.

PDF (300 Kb)    



Interviewer Manual

The interviewer manual provides details on how the interviews for the survey were administered in the field. 


PDF (67 Kb)



Data and Methodology

This document provides information on the implementatino of the survey.  It describes the sample design and how the aggregate variables were constructed.  It also provides information on problems encountered during the processing of the survey data.


PDF (71 Kb)  


Base File Codebook

This codebook provides basic statistics on the variables included in the files containing the information as gathered in the field.


PDF (320 Kb) 


Constructed File Codebook

This codebook provides basic statistics on the variables included in the files containing variables constructed by the World Bank in the process of analyzing poverty in the country.  Users may chose to use the variables that have been provided, or may calculate their own. 


PDF (567 Kb)




The STATA programs used to calculate consumption and income aggregates have been provided for users who wish to use the variables calculated by the World Bank.  In addition, there are programs that generate other files that were used in the analyses of the data.  The programs are contained in a zip file.


ASCII zipped (404 Kb) 



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