This is the third LSMS survey conducted in Serbia.The first and second LSMS surveys were conducted in 2002 and 2003 respectively.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The scope of the study includes:
- Demographic characteristics
- Housing and durable goods
- Social programmes
- Health and health care
- Daily consumption of food, drinks and tobacco (Diary)
- Use of non-food products and services
- Employment status
- Water and sanitation services
- District infrastructure
- Water disposal
- Irrigation and drains system
- Weather conditions for settlements
Producers and sponsors
Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
Department for International Development
The population for LSMS consists of Republic of Serbia residents, excluding Kosovo and Metohija . The sampling frame for the LSMS was based on the Enumeration District (ED) delineated for the 2002 Serbia Census, excluding those with less than 20 households. It is estimated that the households in the excluded EDs only represent about 1 percent of the population of Serbia.
The sampling frame also excludes the population living in group quarters, institutions and temporary housing units, as well as the homeless population: these groups also represent less than 1 percent of the population, so the sampling frame should cover at least 98 percent of the Serbian population.
Stratification was done in the same way as for the previous LSMSs. Enumeration District werestratified according to:
- Region in 6 strata (Vojvodina, Belgrade, West Serbia, Sumadija and Pomoravlj e, East Serbia and South East Serbia).
- Type of settlement (urban and other).
The allocation of EDs according to region and type of settlement was propoI1ionai to the number of occupied dwellings, adjusted to provide sufficient precision of estimates at the regional level.
To provide optimal sample sizes in each region we decided that the minimum number of allocated EDs to each stratum should be 60. The result of this procedure was a slight deviation from strictly proportional allocation.
The sample size for LSMS 2007 was 71 40 households from 510 selected EDs. Within each ED 14 occupied dwellings were selected. From each selected occupied dwellings one household was selected (using a Kish Grid). The sample size was determined according with the aim of achieving 5,000 household interviews with an expected non-response rate of around 30%. The final response rate was 78%, producing a sample size of 5,557 households.
Response rate was 78%.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Approximately 90% of the LSMS questionnaire was based on the 2002 and 2003 LSMS questionnaire, carrying forward core measures in order to measure trends over time. The survey incorporated two methods of interviewing - one involving the interviewer (face-to-face) and the other was a self-completion diary. All modules, with the exception of the consumption diary, were filled by the interviewer with the respondent. The diary was left in the household and filled in by the household member in charge of daily purchases.
Fieldwork consisted of three phases. The first phase involved identification of the household and filling of certain modules, after which the household was instructed how to keep the diary of consumption. In the second phase each household kept the diary, while the interviewers were obliged to visit the household and help them in fill the diary where needed. In the third phase the interviewer visited the household again, examined the diary to see whether it had been correctly filled, and conducted the interview for the remaining modules.
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
Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Serbia Living Standards Measurement Survey 2007, Ref. SRB_2007_LSMS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
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