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Weight calculations for panel surveys with sub-sampling and split-off tracking
 
Author:Himelein, Kristen; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 6373
Country:Uganda; Africa; Tanzania; Date Stored:2013/02/22
Document Date:2013/02/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Small Area Estimation Poverty Mapping; Scientific Research & Science Parks; Housing & Human Habitats; Science Education; Statistical & Mathematical SciencesLanguage:English
Major Sector:Education; Agriculture, fishing, and forestry; Health and other social services; TransportationRel. Proj ID:3A-Lsms Integrated Surveys On Agriculture -- -- P114487;
Region:AfricaReport Number:WPS6373
Sub Sectors:Health; General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector; General education sector; General transportation sectorTF No/Name:TF098893-KCP II - Measuring Development Indicators for Pastoralists Populations; TF098007-Improved Measurement of Welfare in Niger; TF014269-Improving the Quality and Policy Relevance of Household-level Data on-1; TF013481-Financial Capability Project; TF093624-Improving the quality and policy relevance of household-level data on a
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Summary: The Living Standards Measurement Study -- Integrated Surveys on Agriculture project collects agricultural and livelihood data in seven countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. In order to maintain representativeness as much as possible over multiple rounds of data collection, a sub-sample of households are selected to have members that have left the household tracked and interviewed in their new location with their new household members. Since the sub-sampling occurs at the level of the household but tracking occurs at the level of the individual, a number of issues arise with the correct calculation for the sub-sampling and attrition corrections. This paper is based on the panel weight calculations for the initial rounds of the Integrated Surveys on Agriculture surveys in Uganda and Tanzania, and describes the methodology used for calculating the weight components related to sub-sampling, tracking, and attrition, as well as the criteria used for trimming and post-stratification. It also addresses complications resulting from members previously classified as having attrited from the sample returning in later rounds.

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