The principal objective of the household data collection is to obtain a nationally representative household data set that contains detailed information on a variety of characteristics. This will allow a detailed analysis of the standard of living of the Bulgarian population in general and of the poor in particular, since it will allow to link information on income and expenditure to other household characteristics like health and education for example.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of analysis
Unit of analysis
Producers and sponsors
The World Bank
Sample size is 2,317 households
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
To use the data from the Bulgaria 1997 Integrated Household Survey, we ask that you fill in a Data User Agreement. This agreement allows us to inform the statistical institute about the people who are using their data and the types of studies being done by users.
By filling out this form, you not only comply with the agreements reached by all parties in implementing the survey, but also help DECRG substantiate demand for this service. (Evidence of significant demand will strengthen the chances that more LSMS data sets get posted.) In addition to helping DECRG, by filling out this form we can keep you informed about any additional information related to the Bulgaria 1997 Integrated Household Survey and any information related to the posting of LSMS data on the Net.
The form states that downloading the data obligates you to cite the source of the data and to send copies of papers to the LSMS Division of the World Bank. The form also requires you to state your name, address, and intended use of the data. Once you have submitted the form, you will be sent to a page containing links to the data files. If your browser doesn't support forms (or fails to forward you to the data page upon completing the form), contact LSMS and you will receive instructions on how to progress to the page with the data files.
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
Disclaimer and copyrights
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.