The Jobs Skills and Migration Survey consists of three identical household surveys conducted in Central Asia during the summer of 2013 by GIZ and the World Bank. It is representative at the national, regional (Oblast), and urban/rural level.
The survey collects comprehensive information not typically captured by traditional household surveys. It includes two distinct instruments: a core questionnaire and a skills questionnaire. The core questionnaire contains modules on education, employment, migration, health expenditure, remittances, government transfers, financial services, subjective poverty, and housing conditions, as well as a complete household expenditure module. The core questionnaire concludes with the random selection of one or two household members aged 15 to 64 to whom the skill questionnaire is administered.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Households and Individuals.
The scope of the study includes:
- health expenditure;
- government transfers;
- financial services;
- subjective poverty;
- housing conditions;
- household expenditure.
Cities and settlements
Producers and sponsors
Bank Netherlands Partnership Program
The sample consists of 1,500 households with 7,005 individuals, stratified at the Oblast (region) and Urban/Rural level. The sample is grouped into 75 PSUs of 20 households each. Each PSU is randomly selected with a probability proportional to its size. Within each PSU, the households are selected using a geographical sampling procedure. 4 random point wrre generated using a numbered grid over a map. From this starting point within the PSU, one out of every 4 households is interviewed, following a systematic route.
Within each household, two sections of the questionnaire were directed at two different categories of individuals. Sometimes, the same person responded to both sections. First, the most knowledgeable person of the household was asked the main part of the questionnaire. The second part of the questionnaire was asked to a randomly chosen adult between the age of 15 to 64 who is not currently a migrant, using a random number table (Kish grid) to ensure the randomness of the selection. Provided it was not possible to reach the person selected after 3 attempts, another person was selected using the same random procedure.
The second part of the questionnaire included detailed modules about labour and work expectations, migration and preparation for migration, language skills, and technical skill training. It also included a self-assessment of technical skills and knowledge, a non-cognitive, and a cognitive test. Unfortunately, the 7 language questions of the cognitive skills test are unusable because of translation.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The use of the datasets must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the identification of the Primary Investigator (including country name)
- the full title of the survey and its acronym (when available), and the year(s) of implementation
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download (for datasets disseminated online)
GIZ, World Bank; Kyrgyz Republic Jobs Skills and Migration Survey (JSMS) 2013, Ref. KGZ_2013_JSMS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
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.