Serbia - LGBTI Survey on Income and Living Conditions 2017

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Type: 
Microdata
Acronym: 
LGBTI-SILC 2017
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Geographical Coverage: 
Serbia
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Release Date: 
July 29, 2019

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
July 29, 2019

Harvest System ID

Harvest System ID: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
10525
Version Description: 
Version 01 (July 2019)
Publisher Name: 

Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank

Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
Nordic Trust Fund
Study Type: 
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank
Sampling Procedure: 
The survey was conducted with a self-selected, nonprobability sample. LGBTI people are a hard-to-reach population with at least two characteristics that make standard random sampling procedures inappropriate: the absence of a sampling frame (i.e., the characteristics of the total population are unknown) and the strong need for privacy protection. As a result, it cannot be said that respondents to the survey represent the LGBTI population as a whole. To address this concern, at least in part, the sample was weighted based on a study of the literature.
Weighting: 
Representative surveys of LGBTI populations are difficult to conduct and online surveys are considered an appropriate method. LGBTI people are a hard-to-reach population due to at least two characteristics that make standard random sampling procedures inappropriate: the absence of a sampling frame (i.e., the characteristics of the total population are unknown) and the strong requirement for privacy protection given the stigma and risk of violence LGBTI people often face. This survey was conducted with a self-selected, nonprobability sample. As a result, it cannot be said that respondents represent the whole LGBTI population in Serbia. To address this concern, at least in part, the sample was weighted based on a study of the literature. Weighting sample characteristics to population targets to correct for over- and/or under-sampled groups can be effective in providing generalizable results, though the process is sensitive to the weighting strategy. Due to the lack of administrative data on LGBTI populations, the weighting strategy took into account only sex assigned at birth and sexual orientation.
Questionnaires: 
The questionnaire is provided as an external resource.
Data Collector(s) Name: 
IPSOS Strategic Marketing
Supervision: 
At the World Bank, the team was led by Georgia Harley, Nicholas Menzies, and Runyararo Gladys Senderayi (Task Team Leaders), with the unwavering support of Dominik Koehler (Project Coordinator).
Other Processing: 
This research adapted the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) instrument of the European Union (EU), a standardized household survey used regularly to collect data from the general Serbian population on income, poverty, social exclusion, and living conditions (“general SILC”). The survey instrument was adapted to include questions on discrimination in the workplace, trust, and overall life satisfaction of LGBTI people in Serbia. Between February and April 2017, 998 self-identified LGBTI people answered the adapted “LGBTI SILC” online. Online engagement was chosen to encourage a large number of people to participate privately and confidentially, which is a recognized strategy for reaching LGBTI people who otherwise may not be willing or feel safe to reveal their identity in face-to-face interviews. The survey was disseminated using a network of local nongovernmental organizations in Serbia, and respondents were made aware of the survey through social networks, advertisements, and dating apps. The responses were weighted, and a sample matching procedure was conducted using a covariate balancing propensity score to allow a comparison between the two samples: the “LGBTI SILC”, and responses from the Serbian population to the “general SILC”. The samples were matched on the basis of: age, sex assigned at birth, educational attainment, marital status, region, and area of residence (urban or rural). This generated, for the first time, a data set on the socioeconomic status of LGBTI persons that allows a comparison to Serbia’s general population.

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Acronym: 
LGBTI-SILC 2017
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Languages Supported: 
Weighting: 
Representative surveys of LGBTI populations are difficult to conduct and online surveys are considered an appropriate method. LGBTI people are a hard-to-reach population due to at least two characteristics that make standard random sampling procedures inappropriate: the absence of a sampling frame (i.e., the characteristics of the total population are unknown) and the strong requirement for privacy protection given the stigma and risk of violence LGBTI people often face. This survey was conducted with a self-selected, nonprobability sample. As a result, it cannot be said that respondents represent the whole LGBTI population in Serbia. To address this concern, at least in part, the sample was weighted based on a study of the literature. Weighting sample characteristics to population targets to correct for over- and/or under-sampled groups can be effective in providing generalizable results, though the process is sensitive to the weighting strategy. Due to the lack of administrative data on LGBTI populations, the weighting strategy took into account only sex assigned at birth and sexual orientation.
Data Collector(s) Name: 
IPSOS Strategic Marketing
Supervision: 
At the World Bank, the team was led by Georgia Harley, Nicholas Menzies, and Runyararo Gladys Senderayi (Task Team Leaders), with the unwavering support of Dominik Koehler (Project Coordinator).
Economy Coverage: 
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
World Bank
Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
Nordic Trust Fund
Publisher Name: 
Development Economics Data Group; The World Bank
Version Description: 
Version 01 (July 2019)
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Sampling Procedure: 
The survey was conducted with a self-selected, nonprobability sample. LGBTI people are a hard-to-reach population with at least two characteristics that make standard random sampling procedures inappropriate: the absence of a sampling frame (i.e., the characteristics of the total population are unknown) and the strong need for privacy protection. As a result, it cannot be said that respondents to the survey represent the LGBTI population as a whole. To address this concern, at least in part, the sample was weighted based on a study of the literature.
Release Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019
Last Updated Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2019
Questionnaires: 
The questionnaire is provided as an external resource.
Other Processing: 
This research adapted the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) instrument of the European Union (EU), a standardized household survey used regularly to collect data from the general Serbian population on income, poverty, social exclusion, and living conditions (“general SILC”). The survey instrument was adapted to include questions on discrimination in the workplace, trust, and overall life satisfaction of LGBTI people in Serbia. Between February and April 2017, 998 self-identified LGBTI people answered the adapted “LGBTI SILC” online. Online engagement was chosen to encourage a large number of people to participate privately and confidentially, which is a recognized strategy for reaching LGBTI people who otherwise may not be willing or feel safe to reveal their identity in face-to-face interviews. The survey was disseminated using a network of local nongovernmental organizations in Serbia, and respondents were made aware of the survey through social networks, advertisements, and dating apps. The responses were weighted, and a sample matching procedure was conducted using a covariate balancing propensity score to allow a comparison between the two samples: the “LGBTI SILC”, and responses from the Serbian population to the “general SILC”. The samples were matched on the basis of: age, sex assigned at birth, educational attainment, marital status, region, and area of residence (urban or rural). This generated, for the first time, a data set on the socioeconomic status of LGBTI persons that allows a comparison to Serbia’s general population.
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
10525
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 Example: World Bank. 2017. Serbia - LGBTI Survey on Income and Living Conditions (LGBTI-SILC) 2017. Ref: SRB_2017_LGBTI-SILC_v01_M. Downloaded from [url] on [date]
Modified date: 
18106
Study Type: 
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
Primary Dataset: 
Yes

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