This is the fourth living standards measuring survey conducted in Bulgaria. The first Integrated Household Survey (IHS) was conducted in 1995 on a sample of approximately 2,500 households. The second round was conducted in 1997 on the 1995 sample and the third IHS was conducted in 2001. From 2003, the study is known as Multitopic Household Survey (MTHS).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The sample is nationally representative.
Producers and sponsors
National Statistical Institute (NSI)
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
The World Bank
The originally planned sample size was 3715 ordinary households.
Due to drop-outs, refusal and absence from home, the final number of interviewed households was 3023.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
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 Statistical Institute. Bulgaria Multitopic Household Survey (MTHS) 2003, Ref. BGR_2003_MTHS_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.
DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Generation of DDI documentation
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
- Version 01 (June 2010)
- Version 02 (May 2015)
In v02 variable labels and variable categories labels were added to datasets (except bg03exp and bg03inc datasets, which were labeled previously).