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Panama 2008

Living Standards Survey

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Sample Size:7,045
Coverage:National
Domains:Urban/rural; Panama City; Rest of Panama District; San Miguelito; West Panama; East Panama; Colon; Cocle; Herrera; Los Santos; Veraguas; Bocas del Toro; Chiriqui; Darien; Indigenous Area 
Collection Dates:July - August
Panel: No
Executing Agency: Ministry of Economy and Finance
Access Policy: Available for free download
Other LSMS surveys for this country: 1997, 2003 
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Documentation

File Name

Description and Format

Cuestionario de la Encuesta de Hogares 

The questionnaire is an essential tool for using the data. In addition to containing the questions, it also contains codes and skip patterns.

PDF (595 Kb)  

Antecedentes

Brief overview of the ENV surveys done in Panama.

PDF (219 Kb) 

Organizacion

Methodology used to administer the ENV 2008

PDF (98 Kb)
Encuesta

Description of how the ENV was implemented

PDF (16 Kb)
Muestra

Sample design used for the ENV 2008

PDF (34 Kb)
Bases

Policy for use of the database

PDF (7 Kb)
Principales Resultados

Brochure with results from the ENV 2008

PDF (227 Kb) 

Formulario de la Comunidad 

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 (95 Kb) 

Formulario de Precios Área Rural e Indígena 

This questionnaire collects information on prices of food, drinks and personal items in rural and indigenous areas.

PDF (12 Kb) 

El Agregado de Consumo 

Description of the Construction of Expenditure Aggregates: This document details how the expenditure aggregate was constructed.

PDF (32 Kb) 

Medición de la Pobreza

Description of the Methodology of Poverty Measurement: This document details how to classify individuals as extreme poor, poor, or non-poor.

PDF (132 Kb) 

Manual del Encuestador 

The interviewer manual contains information on how the survey was implemented. It provides the instructions for each question, codes for the variables, and information on common definitions. All of the manuals provide valuable information on the techniques used to implement the survey.

PDF (5.2 MB) 

Manual del Supervisor 

The supervisor is the person who is responsible for directing the work of the interviewers. This manual provides instructions on how to supervise the interviewers as well as perform the other tasks that the supervisor performs. All of the manuals provide valuable information on the techniques used to implement the survey.

PDF (189 Kb) 

Manual del Monitor

Monitors observe the field work and funcion as managers for the regions.

PDF (86 Kb)
Manual de la Comunidad 

The community questionnaire manual provides information on how the survey was implemented. It includes the objectives of the questionnaire and basic concepts.

PDF (140 Kb) 

Manual del Coordinador 

The coordinator is in charge of organizing the field work. The manual provides details on the tasks and workload of the coordinator. All of the manuals provide valuable information on the techniques used to implement the survey.

PDF (120 Kb)
Manual de Cartografía 

Cartography is the process of representing graphically the areas in which the survey is administered. The maps that are prepared are used to ensure the sample is distributed correctly throughout the country. All of the manuals provide valuable information on the techniques used to implement the survey.

PDF (3.3 MB) 

Manual del Digitación 

This manual details the method used to key enter the data collected in the field. All of the manuals provide valuable information on the techniques used to implement the survey.

PDF (1.6 MB)
Manual del Verificador 

This manual provides information on the verification process for the data entry.

PDF (1.6 MB)
Codebooks 

Data dictionaries of the variables in each of the files with labels and explanations.

Household
PDF (1.2 MB)
Community
PDF (135 Kb)
Prices
PDF (2.3 MB) 
Programs

SPSS syntax files used to create the consumption and income aggregates.

Zipped (234 Kb)



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