Encuesta Nacional de Hogares sobre Medición de Niveles de Vida 1993
Living Standards Measurement Study 1993
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of analysis
Producers and sponsors
National Institute of Statistics and Census
The World Bank
Sample size is 4,200 households
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
Household questionnaire: The household questionnaire covered a broad range of topics. Note that the household questionnaire used in LSMS_NICA_93 did not include an agricultural module. This was omitted due to the unstable land ownership situation and the extremely sensitive nature of such questions. It was feared that attempting to obtain this information would dramatically increase the refusal rate in rural areas (and, perhaps, cause problems for the interviewers themselves). The employment module, however, captures all income for agricultural employees and should approximate income for the selfemployed in the agricultural sector.
Anthropometric Questionnaire: The anthropometric questionnaire was administered to all children under five years of age in the households.
Community and Price Questionnaire: The community questionnaire was administered to community leaders in all rural areas where household surveys were administered.
LSMS Data Manager
The World Bank
Licensed datasets, accessible under conditions
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
National Institute of Statistics and Census, Nicaragua. Encuesta Nacional de Hogares sobre Medición de Niveles de Vida 1993. Ref.NIC_1993_EMNV_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from http://microdata.worldbank.org on [date].
Original archive where collection stored
Instituto Nacional de Información de Desarrollo (INIDE)
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