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Ecuador 1998

Encuesta Condiciones de Vida - 3rd Round


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Sample Size: 5,801
Coverage: National
Domains: Urban/rural;Regions (Sierra, Costa, Amazon, Quito,
Collection Dates: 
Panel:  No
Executing Agency:  Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos
Access Policy:  Information on how to obtain the data
Other LSMS surveys for this country:  19941995


















File Name

Description and Format

Household Questionnaire

The questionnaire is an essential tool for using the data. In addition to containing the questions, it also contains codes and skip patterns. It has been divided into parts in order to have smaller size files.

PDF (1.7 Mb) Part 1PDF (2.0 Mb) Part 2 
PDF (2.2 Mb) Part 3 PDF (2.0 Mb) Part 4
PDF (1.6 Mb) Part 5PDF (1.5 Mb) Part 6 
PDF (1.8 Mb) Part 7PDF (1.8 Mb) Part 8


Community Questionnaire

The questionnaire contains the information collected at the community level that can be used in conjunction with the household information.  It includes information on demographics, housing, socioeconomic activities, principal services (electricity, public lighting, potable water, sewers, telephone, trash collection, mail, and transportation), other community services, labor migration, education, work, health, community needs, and agriculture.


PDF (2.1 Mb)



Price Questionnaire

The price questionnaire collects information on food, drinks, tobacco and non-food items in rural areas.  The information can be used to make regional adjustments.


PDF (539 Kb)



Sample Design

This document contains information on how the sample for the 1997-98 ECV was designed.


PDF (1.1 Mb) 


Interviewer Manual

This document starts with a description of the scope and the objectives of the survey but concentrates on the execution of the study itself: the responsibilities of the survey team members, the time frame of the assigned tasks, interviewing techniques, basic concepts and definitions, objectives of each section and who to interview for each section, how to obtain the required information and fill out the questionnaire.  It has been divided into parts in order to have smaller sized files.


PDF (2.1 Mb) Part 1PDF (1.9 Mb) Part 2 
PDF (2.2 Mb) Part 3 PDF (2.0 Mb) Part 4
PDF (2.0 Mb) Part 5PDF (2.8 Mb) Part 6 
PDF (2.3 Mb) Part 7 PDF (2.0 Mb) Part 8 
PDF (2.2 Mb) Part 9  

PDF (2.1 Mb) Part 10

PDF (2.1 Mb) Part 11

Supervisor Manual 

This manual provides instructions to the supervisors of the interview teams on how to conduct the survey.


PDF (1.3 Mb)


Community Manual

This manual provides instructions for supervisors on how to implement the community survey.

PDF (1.2 Mb)



Household Questionnaire Codes

Codes not found in the questionnaires including: crop codes, course codes, harvest codes, occupation codes, economic activity codes, unit of measure codes, and weight equivalence codes.

PDF (391 Kb)



Table of Equivalencies

This table gives the equivalent sizes and weights of items included in the food expenditures.

PDF (76 Kb)



Technical Summary on Evaluation Indicators 

This document summarizes the technical aspects of the indices included in the survey; the procedures, evaluation periods and generation of results; and the feed back to regional operations.


PDF (2.5 Mb)



National Workshop of the Final Evaluation of the 1998 ECVThis document contains the results of the workshop held in June 1998 to analyze the results of the survey.  The document has been divided into two parts in order to reduce the size of the individual files.

PDF (2.0 Mb) Part 1

PDF (2.0 Mb) Part 2

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