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Type Journal Article - World Bank Economic Review
Title Correcting for sampling bias in the measurement of welfare and poverty: the case of the Côte d'Ivoire Living Standards Survey
Volume 7
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1993
Page numbers 263-292
URL http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&me​nuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187282&theSitePK=523679&entityID=000009265_3980513111955&searchMenuPK=6​4187282&theSitePK=523679
The Cote d'Ivoire Living standards Survey, conducted between 1985 and 1988, has provided a popular, fruitful data set for policy analysis. But according to Demery and Grootaert, the recorded decline in mean household size during this period is due to sampling bias in the early years of the survey. If this is true, the robustness of the analyses based on these data is questionable.

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