Journal Article

The Policymaking Uses of Multitopic Household Survey Data: A Primer

Margaret E. Grosh

in The World Bank Research Observer

Published on behalf of World Bank

Volume 12, issue 2, pages 137-160
Published in print August 1997 | ISSN: 0257-3032
Published online August 1997 | e-ISSN: 1564-6971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/wbro/12.2.137
The Policymaking Uses of Multitopic Household Survey Data: A Primer

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Household surveys are a valuable tool for policymakers deciding among policy options. This article illustrates the kinds of issues typically addressed in these surveys and shows how detailed analyses of the data can feed into the decisionmaking process. It outlines the general virtues and limitations of household survey data and provides a brief sample of the kind of data analysis that is relevant to policymaking. It also discusses the benefitcost ratios that are likely to apply to survey-based policy analysis.

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Subjects: Development Planning and Policy

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