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Ghana 1998/99

Living Standards Survey


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Sample Size: 5,998
Coverage: National
Domains: Urban/rural; Ecological Zones (Coastal, Forest,
Collection Dates: April 1998 - March 1999
Panel: No
Executing Agency: Ghana Statistical Service
Access Policy: Information on how to obtain the data
Other LSMS surveys for this country: 1987/881988/891991/92













File Name

Description and Format

Data User's Guide

Describes the design of the survey and its coverage for potential users and provides general information about the general characteristics of the 1998/99 GLSS survey. It also discusses the data files and constructed variables.

PDF (559 Kb) 


Household Questionnaire

This questionnaire is an essential tool for using the 1998/99 GLSS data sets. In addition to the questions, it also contains codes and skip patterns.


PDF (116 Kb) Part APDF (139 Kb) Part B


Community Questionnaire

This document contains the community questionnaire used to collect community level information.

PDF (82 Kb)



Price Questionnaire

This document collects information on 71 food items and 52 non-food items for use in calculating price adjustments to the expenditures aggregate.


PDF (47 Kb) 


Supervisor's Instruction Manual

This document contains the instructions to be followed by the survey supervisors.

PDF (126 Kb) 


Interviewer's Instruction Manual

This document contains detailed information to the interviewers.


PDF (182 Kb)


Data Entry Operator's Instruction Manual

This document contains instructions for the key entry of the data. 

PDF (63 Kb)



Methodology to calculate the aggregates

This document contains information on how the income and expenditure aggregates were calculated from the 1991/92 and 1998/99 surveys.


PDF (160 Kb)




This report contains the main results of the fourth round of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS4).

PDF (783 Kb)



Poverty Trends in the 1990s

This report presents an analysis of poverty patterns and trends in Ghana based on the results of the 1991/92 and 1998/99 Ghana Living Standards Surveys.

PDF (316 Kb)

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