Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey 2005-2006
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) 2005-06 is the second round of a series of surveys planned to be conducted up to 2009. The first round was conducted from 2004 to 2005.
The Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) 2005-06 is aimed to provide detailed outcome indicators on Education, Health, Population Welfare, Water & Sanitation and Income & Expenditure. The data provided by this survey is used by the government in formulating the policies in social sector initiated under Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and Medium Term Development Framework (MTDF) in the overall context of MDGs.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Households and Individuals.
The data generated though PSLM Survey will be used to assist the government in formulating the poverty reduction strategy in the overall context of MDGs. The indicators will be developed at National/Provincial level in the following sectors.
3. Water Supply & Sanitation.
4. Population Welfare
5. Income & Expenditure
The universe of this survey consists of all urban and rural areas of the four provinces and Islamabad excluding military restricted areas
Producers and sponsors
Federal Bureau of Statistics
Government of Pakistan
The Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) has developed its own urban area frame, which was up-dated in 2003. Each city/town has been divided into enumeration blocks consisting of 200- 250 households identifiable through sketch map. Each enumeration block has been classified into three categories of income groups i.e. low, middle and high keeping in view the living standard of the majority of the people. List of villages published by Population Census Organization obtained as a consequence of Population Census 1998 has been taken as rural frame.
A. Urban Domain: Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha, Sialkot, Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Peshawar and Quetta, have been considered as large sized cities. Each of these cities constitute a separate stratum and has further been sub-stratified according to low, middle and high-income groups. After excluding population of large sized city (s), the remaining urban population in each defunct Division in all the provinces has been grouped together to form a stratum.
B. Rural Domain: Each district in the Punjab, Sindh and NWFP provinces has been grouped together to constitute a stratum. Whereas defunct administrative Division has been treated as stratum in Balochistan province.
Sample Size and Its Allocation:
Keeping in view the objectives of the survey the sample size for the four provinces has been fixed at 15453 households comprising 1109 sample village/ enumeration blocks, which is expected to produce reliable results.
A two-stage stratified sample design has been adopted in this survey.
Selection of Primary Sampling Units (PSUs):
Villages and enumeration blocks in urban and rural areas respectively have been taken as Primary Sampling Units (PSUs). Sample PSUs have been selected from strata/sub-strata with PPS method of sampling technique.
Selection of Secondary Sampling Units (SSUs):
Households within sample PSUs have been taken as Secondary Sampling Units (SSUs). A specified number of households i.e. 16 and 12 from each sample PSU of rural & urban area have been selected respectively using systematic sampling technique with a random start.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
At both individual and household level, the PSLM Survey collects information on a wide range of topics using an integrated questionnaire. The questionnaire comprises a number of different sections, each of which looks at a particular aspect of household behavior or welfare. Data collected under Round II include education, diarrhea, immunization, reproductive health, pregnancy history, maternity history, family planning, pre and post-natal care and access to basic services.
Data quality in PSLM Survey has been ensured through built in system of checking of field work by the supervisors in the field as well as teams from the headquarters. Regional/ Field offices ensured the data quality through preliminary editing at their office level. The entire data entry was carried at the FBS headquarter Islamabad and the data entry programme used had a number of in built consistency checks.
To determine the reliability of the estimates, Coefficient of Variation (CV’s) and confidence Limit of important key indicators have been worked out and are attached as Appendix - C of the survey report (provided under Related Materials).
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.
Federal Bureau of Statistics. Pakistan Social & Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) 2005-2006. Ref. PAK_2005_PSLM_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
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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.