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METHODOLOGY - FAQ


In this section you may find FAQ concerning the SEDLAC database, the methodology of estimation, and the countries and periods covered.

Click each question to see the corresponding answer. For more detail on the methodology, see the Methodological Guide.

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What is the SEDLAC database?

 

How should information taken from this site be cited?

 

What sections are currently included in the database?

 

How comparable (between countries and over time) are the statistics in SEDLAC?

 

Household surveys: which countries/years are covered by SEDLAC?

 

Income: why is income used as a measure of welfare rather than consumption?

 

Income: how are income variables constructed in the SEDLAC database?

 

Income: is the implicit rent from own-housing included in the calculation of income?

 

Income: are adjustments made to consider non-response and missing incomes?

 

Income: how are missing incomes treated when constructing the income variable in the project?

 

Income: is zero income considered in poverty and inequality estimations?

 

Income: are unreliable or incoherent incomes identified?

 

Income: is there any adjustment made for under-reporting in income variables?

 

Income: are income statistics presented in nominal or real terms?

 

Income: are adjustments made to consider equivalence scales in income variables?

 

Poverty: which methodology is used to estimate poverty in the SEDLAC database?

 

Poverty: which international poverty lines are used?

 

Poverty: is the official methodology of each country used for poverty estimations?

 

Poverty: what are relative poverty lines?

 

Poverty: besides income poverty, is there any estimations on UBN indicators in the SEDLAC?

 

Demographics: what does the dependency rate measure?

 

Education: what do the statistics on assortative mating measure?

 

Education: what is the difference between gross and net enrollment rates?

 

Education: how is the educational mobility indicator computed?

 

Employment: what criterion is used to define the type of firm in which a worker is employed?

 

Employment: how are workers classified as formal or informal?

 

Housing: what is meant by "poor house"?

 

Housing: how is the low-quality materials in housing statistic computed?

 

Infrastructure: how is access to water defined?

 

Infrastructure: how is the availability of hygienic bathroom and sewerage drain defined?

 

Infrastructure: how is access to electricity defined?

 

Infrastructure: does telephone access include both fixed and mobile phones?

 

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