Jamaica - Survey of Living Conditions 1997

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The nationwide survey was implemented to establish baseline measures of household welfare and then to monitor the impact of Jamaica's Human Resources Development Program on health, education and nutrition. The JSLC differs from other LSMS surveys in its relatively narrow focus and greater emphasis on immediate policy impact. The JSLC is linked to the ongoing quarterly Labor Force Survey (LFS). The households are visited once for the standard LFS. Then a subset of households are revisited about a month later for the SLC. When the data sets are merged, the LFS serves as the employment module of the combined LFS/SLC. To avoid respondent fatigue, the JSLC household questionnaire is short enough so that it can be administered in one interview (as compared to two interviews in the typical LSMS survey). In general, each JSLC questionnaire has included modules on health, education, nutrition, consumption, and housing. On a rotating basis, designated topics have received additional emphasis. To date, expanded modules for Health, Poverty, Education, Housing, Consumption, Household Finances, Employment, Aging, and Coping Strategies have been carried out. The JSLC surveys contain no data on agricultural activities, non-agricultural household activities, or migration.

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Microdata
Acronym: 
JSLC 1997
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Topic not specified
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Geographical Coverage: 
Jamaica
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Release Date: 
September 29, 2011

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
January 30, 2020

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Harvest System ID: 
Microdata

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Harvest Source ID: 
326
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: 
Version 02 (September 2015). Version 01 (June 2010).
Publisher Name: 

Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank

Study Type: 
Living Standards Measurement Study [hh/lsms]
Series Information: 
This is the eleventh JSLC survey conducted in Jamaica. Previously JSLC surveys were conducted in 1988, two surveys were done in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996.
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Planning Institute of Jamaica
Sampling Procedure: 
Sample size is 2,020 households
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 

Social and Manpower Planning and Research Division, Planning Institute of Jamaica

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 country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download

The nationwide survey was implemented to establish baseline measures of household welfare and then to monitor the impact of Jamaica's Human Resources Development Program on health, education and nutrition. The JSLC differs from other LSMS surveys in its relatively narrow focus and greater emphasis on immediate policy impact. The JSLC is linked to the ongoing quarterly Labor Force Survey (LFS). The households are visited once for the standard LFS. Then a subset of households are revisited about a month later for the SLC. When the data sets are merged, the LFS serves as the employment module of the combined LFS/SLC. To avoid respondent fatigue, the JSLC household questionnaire is short enough so that it can be administered in one interview (as compared to two interviews in the typical LSMS survey). In general, each JSLC questionnaire has included modules on health, education, nutrition, consumption, and housing. On a rotating basis, designated topics have received additional emphasis. To date, expanded modules for Health, Poverty, Education, Housing, Consumption, Household Finances, Employment, Aging, and Coping Strategies have been carried out. The JSLC surveys contain no data on agricultural activities, non-agricultural household activities, or migration.

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Acronym: 
JSLC 1997
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 
Social and Manpower Planning and Research Division, Planning Institute of Jamaica
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: 
Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Planning Institute of Jamaica
Publisher Name: 
Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank
Version Description: 
Version 02 (September 2015). Version 01 (June 2010).
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Series Information: 
This is the eleventh JSLC survey conducted in Jamaica. Previously JSLC surveys were conducted in 1988, two surveys were done in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996.
Sampling Procedure: 
Sample size is 2,020 households
Release Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Last Updated Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
326
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 country, acronym and year of implementation) - the survey reference number - the source and date of download
Modified date: 
18291
Study Type: 
Living Standards Measurement Study [hh/lsms]
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Mode of Data Collection: 

Face-to-face

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