Institute of Statistics of Albania (INSTAT) conducted the Household Budget Survey 2014 (HBS) on a sample size of 7,836 private households, which ensures the description of consumption expenditures of the households.
The Household Budget Survey is a statistical survey which is carried out at the household level and gives an overview of the socio-economic situation of the Albanian households. The results of this survey are also used to update the Consumer Price Index and Final Consumption calculation households as an important aggregate of GDP by the expenditure method.
The sample selection follows a two-step procedure. The first step units (PSUs) are the Census homogeneous areas7, with a proportional probability to the size of the Census area. In the second step, within each selected area in the first step, is selected by the method of systematic selection with equal probability a fixed number of 12 households.
The selection in both steps is done in a random way by providing a representation also at the prefecture level. The total households sample was divided into 4 sub-samples of three months which were geographically spread homogeneously throughout the year, to reflect the seasonal changes. Consequently, each month were interviewed about 547 households spread evenly in all selected areas so to ensure representativeness for each area each month of the year.
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- the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation)
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Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), Albania. Albania Household Budget Survey (HBS) 2014. Ref. ALB_2014_HBS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded [website/source] on [date].
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