This is the second Integrated Household Survey conducted in Bugaria and it is panel with the first BHIS which was conducted in 1995.
The principal objective of the household data collection is to obtain a nationally representative household data set that contains detailed information on a variety of characteristics. This will allow a detailed analysis of the standard of living of the Bulgarian population in general and of the poor in particular, since it will allow to link information on income and expenditure to other household characteristics like health and education for example.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The 1997 Integrated Household Survey covered the following topics:
- Household roster
- Formal and non-formal education and child care
- Food expenditure and consumption
- Purchase on non-food commodities
- Status and history of employment and other earning activities
- Main job, dependent activity (working for a salary or commission for somebody else)
- Second job, dependent activity (working for a salary or commission for somebody else)
- Self employment, independent activity (working for yourself)
- Agricultural land
- Agricultural crop production
- Agricultural assets
- Agricultural livestock
- Other farming income and costs
- Agricultural labor allocation
- Remittances, income received from absent members of the household or from any other person
- Remittances, absent household members and other persons who received contributions form the household
- Social assistance/ insurance
- Private old age pension
- State old age pension
- Survivers pension
- Disability pension
- Unemployment benefits (for all people above age 15)
- Maternity and social program benefits
- In kind individual social benefits
- Cash and in kind household social benefits
- Other forms of revenue/ debts
- Summary or child benefit allowance
- Household furniture and durable goods
- Real estate assets
- Health status
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