Monday, May 16, 2016

Ethiopian Rural Household Surveys

A panel household survey conducted by Stefan Dercon and his colleagues in 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2004, and 2009. The details are available on his website.

Panel data conducted 1989-1995 are downloadable at the above webpage. 1997 can be obtained by contacting IFPRI.


15 villages with 1477 households in total were surveyed three times, twice in 1994 and once in 1995. Six of the 15 villages were surveyed in 1989 as well. For more detail, see this documentation. In the 1997 survey, 9 additional villages were surveyed.

Household composition, education, asset ownership, credit, non-food expenditure, off-farm activities, land use, agricultural inputs, crop outputs, livestock ownership, health, health care provision, anthropometrics, food expenditure, female and child activities, etc.

The 1997 survey collects community-level information on electricity and water, sewage and toilet facilities, health services, education, NGO activity, migration, wages, and production and marketing.

The survey in 2004 collects information on interviewees' trust in government, perception on property rights security etc., and is used by Zerfu (2006).

Since 2004, subjective well-being measures are collected, used by Alem and Colmer (2015).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried to use this data to show level of food security in Ethiopia but the data has lots of missed observations specially for credit cases