Albania - Employment and Welfare Survey 1996

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The original objective for collecting a detailed household information in Albania was to provide the data to support the research program "Decentralizing Safety Nets: Community Choices and their Impact on Households." One of the main components of the research program was the evaluation of the distributional impact of the efforts of decentralizing the social assistance program, the Ndhime Ekonomica (NE), at the household level. The data collected for the Employment and Welfare Survey include information on household composition, education, current and past employment, level of expenditure, health outcomes, and other important household characteristics such as assets and quality of housing. The data collected include all dimensions of household characteristics which makes it important in analyzing the original goals of the research project as well as to perform many other welfare and poverty studies. The survey covered approximately 1,500 households in rural and urban areas, excluding Tirana. The data collection took place between August and November 1996.

Type: 
Microdata
Acronym: 
EWS 1996
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Geographical Coverage: 
Albania
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Release Date: 
September 29, 2011

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
May 6, 2020

Harvest System ID

Harvest System ID: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
3
Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Version Description: 
- v02 (June 2015) --- Survey description added - v01 (June 2010)
Publisher Name: 

Development Data Group; World Bank

Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
World Bank
Study Type: 
Living Standards Measurement Study [hh/lsms]
Series Information: 
The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) was established by the World Bank to explore ways of improving the type and quality of household data collected by statistical offices in developing countries. The goal is to foster increased use of household data as a basis for policy decision-making. The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) was initiated in 1980 as a response to a perceived need for policy relevant data that would allow policy makers to move beyond simply measuring rates of unemployment, poverty and health care use, for example, to understanding the determinants of these observed social sector outcomes. The program is designed to assist policy makers in their efforts to identify how policies could be designed and improved to positively affect outcomes in health, education, economic activities, housing and utilities, etc.
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Sampling Procedure: 
The data collected cover approximately 1,500 households in rural and urban areas, excluding Tirana. Tirana was not included because it had been the focus of another household survey in 1994. The sample was designed to maximize the inclusion of poor areas to increase the number of program participants. The sample was drawn using a multi-stage stratified sampling procedure separately in the rural areas and in the urban areas. Detailed description of the sampling procedure is available in "Basic Documentation, Albania: Employment and Welfare Survey", pp.2-7.
Questionnaires: 
The household questionnaire design follows the general principle of a Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) survey.2 It includes variables necessary to describe and model several dimensions of the household in detail. The employment section contains information on current employment and a section on job history. The expenditure section contains detailed food and non-food expenditures that can be used to calculate levels of welfare. The sections on employment status and history, and social assistance contain specific details to respond to the needs of the original research purpose. Detailed nutrition and anthropometric data were not collected. An agreement had been made with UNICEF that they would follow the same households and collect those data a few months after the initial survey. Unfortunately, the political situation prevented this from happening.
Data Collector(s) Name: 
Consulting company MOLSP
Data Editing: 
The data entry program was designed using IMPS, a data entry package developed by the US Census Bureau. The program was designed in such a way to follow the same layout as the questionnaire and included three types of data checks: a) range checks; b) intra-record checks to verify inconsistencies pertinent to a particular section of the questionnaire; and c) inter-record checks to determine inconsistencies between the different sections of the questionnaire. The 58 data files that resulted from the key entry of data from the 50 communes and the 8 bashkies were re-grouped into 35 files organized according to the sections of the questionnaire.
Other Processing: 
The 1996 Albania Employment and Welfare Survey covered the following topics: - Household roster - Education - Status of employment and other earning activities - Information for those currently looking for work - History of employment (include migrants) - Training and public works - Main job - current (working for a salary or commission for somebody else) - Second job - current (working for a salary or commission for somebody else) - Non-agricultural self employment (includes forestry) - Business assets and durables for nonfarm enterprises - Agricultural activity (including herding) - Agricultural land - Agricultural assets - Agricultural livestock - Remittances -- income received from absent members of the household or from any other person - Remittances sent - Social assistance/ insurance - Benefits availability - Housing - Real estate assets - Household furniture and durable goods - Food expenditure and consumption - Non-food spending
Time Periods: 
August, 2017

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Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download Example: Albania Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Albania Employment and Welfare Survey 1996. Ref. ALB_1996_EWS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [website/source] on [date].

The original objective for collecting a detailed household information in Albania was to provide the data to support the research program "Decentralizing Safety Nets: Community Choices and their Impact on Households." One of the main components of the research program was the evaluation of the distributional impact of the efforts of decentralizing the social assistance program, the Ndhime Ekonomica (NE), at the household level. The data collected for the Employment and Welfare Survey include information on household composition, education, current and past employment, level of expenditure, health outcomes, and other important household characteristics such as assets and quality of housing. The data collected include all dimensions of household characteristics which makes it important in analyzing the original goals of the research project as well as to perform many other welfare and poverty studies. The survey covered approximately 1,500 households in rural and urban areas, excluding Tirana. The data collection took place between August and November 1996.

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Acronym: 
EWS 1996
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Disclaimer: 
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
Time Periods: 
August, 2017
Economy Coverage: 
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Publisher Name: 
Development Data Group; World Bank
Version Description: 
- v02 (June 2015) --- Survey description added - v01 (June 2010)
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Series Information: 
The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) was established by the World Bank to explore ways of improving the type and quality of household data collected by statistical offices in developing countries. The goal is to foster increased use of household data as a basis for policy decision-making. The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) was initiated in 1980 as a response to a perceived need for policy relevant data that would allow policy makers to move beyond simply measuring rates of unemployment, poverty and health care use, for example, to understanding the determinants of these observed social sector outcomes. The program is designed to assist policy makers in their efforts to identify how policies could be designed and improved to positively affect outcomes in health, education, economic activities, housing and utilities, etc.
Sampling Procedure: 
The data collected cover approximately 1,500 households in rural and urban areas, excluding Tirana. Tirana was not included because it had been the focus of another household survey in 1994. The sample was designed to maximize the inclusion of poor areas to increase the number of program participants. The sample was drawn using a multi-stage stratified sampling procedure separately in the rural areas and in the urban areas. Detailed description of the sampling procedure is available in "Basic Documentation, Albania: Employment and Welfare Survey", pp.2-7.
Release Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Last Updated Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Questionnaires: 
The household questionnaire design follows the general principle of a Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) survey.2 It includes variables necessary to describe and model several dimensions of the household in detail. The employment section contains information on current employment and a section on job history. The expenditure section contains detailed food and non-food expenditures that can be used to calculate levels of welfare. The sections on employment status and history, and social assistance contain specific details to respond to the needs of the original research purpose. Detailed nutrition and anthropometric data were not collected. An agreement had been made with UNICEF that they would follow the same households and collect those data a few months after the initial survey. Unfortunately, the political situation prevented this from happening.
Data Editing: 
The data entry program was designed using IMPS, a data entry package developed by the US Census Bureau. The program was designed in such a way to follow the same layout as the questionnaire and included three types of data checks: a) range checks; b) intra-record checks to verify inconsistencies pertinent to a particular section of the questionnaire; and c) inter-record checks to determine inconsistencies between the different sections of the questionnaire. The 58 data files that resulted from the key entry of data from the 50 communes and the 8 bashkies were re-grouped into 35 files organized according to the sections of the questionnaire.
Other Processing: 
The 1996 Albania Employment and Welfare Survey covered the following topics: - Household roster - Education - Status of employment and other earning activities - Information for those currently looking for work - History of employment (include migrants) - Training and public works - Main job - current (working for a salary or commission for somebody else) - Second job - current (working for a salary or commission for somebody else) - Non-agricultural self employment (includes forestry) - Business assets and durables for nonfarm enterprises - Agricultural activity (including herding) - Agricultural land - Agricultural assets - Agricultural livestock - Remittances -- income received from absent members of the household or from any other person - Remittances sent - Social assistance/ insurance - Benefits availability - Housing - Real estate assets - Household furniture and durable goods - Food expenditure and consumption - Non-food spending
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
3
Citation Text: 
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include: - the Identification of the Primary Investigator - the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download Example: Albania Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Albania Employment and Welfare Survey 1996. Ref. ALB_1996_EWS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [website/source] on [date].
Modified date: 
18388
Study Type: 
Living Standards Measurement Study [hh/lsms]
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Mode of Data Collection: 

Face-to-face

Data Collector(s) Name: 

Consulting company MOLSP

Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 

World Bank

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