Jobs, Migration, Skills and Consumption Survey 2013
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
The Tajikistan Jobs, Migration, Skills and Consumption Survey 2013 was conducted from July to September, 2013. The 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.
The purpose of the survey is to collect data on employment, migration, cognitive and non-cognitive skills as well as consumption.
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. The second part of the survey, the skills questionnaire, contains detailed modules on labor and work expectations, migration and preparation for migration, language skills, and technical skill training.
It also includes a self-assessment of technical skills and knowledge, self-reported use of skills, as well as a battery of cognitive and noncognitive test modules. The cognitive and non-cognitive test modules of the skills questionnaire are based on World Bank STEP surveys, which were developed with the support of a multi-disciplinary panel of experts. This ensures data comparability with results from World Bank STEP surveys, in Armenia, Bolivia, Colombia, Georgia, Ghana, Laos, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and the Yunnan Province in China. The skills assessment modules benefited from the input of experts in psychology, skills assessment, education, and labor markets.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Households and individuals.
v01: Edited data, for internal use only.
The scope of the survey includes:
- cognitive and non-cognitive skills;
- health expenditures;
- food and non-food consumption.
Producers and sponsors
German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ)
The sample size of the core questionnaire is 6,300 households with a total of 35,770 individuals. Given that either one or two individual per household was randomly selected to partake in the skills questionnaire, this sample consists of 7,929 individuals. Also, in Tajikistan, 500 households were randomly selected to be administered diaries instead of the TLSS expenditure questionnaire.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The interviewer would visit the household for the 1st time and interview the household using the TLSS-based consumption module. Additionally, the interviewer would leave the food-diary section of the new HBS questionnaire consumption module with the household to be filled by the household within 1 week. After one week has passed, the interviewer would pay a second visit to the household to collect the food-diaries and ask the sections on non-food consumption/expenditure and income of the new HBS questionnaire.
Center for Sociological Research "Zerkalo"
The questionnaires were first designed in English and then translated into Russian and Tajik.
ECA Team for Statistical Development
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)
World Bank, German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ). Tajikistan Jobs, Migration, Skills and Consumption Survey 2013 (JMSC) 2013, Ref. TAJ_2013_JMSC_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
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