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A Preliminary Interpretation of Two Major Household Surveys Conducted in 1996/97

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  • John Cameron
  • Navaraj Gyawali

    (University of East Angila & Action Aid Nepal)

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    A synopsis is presented based on the preliminary results of two households economic activity/consumption surveys - the Nepal Living Standard Measurement Survey and Livelihood Trajectory Survey – undertaken in 1996/97. The LSMS covered 3,345 households randomly chosen in two tier sampling frame leaving no room for sampling bias. Information is furnished in the tabular form leaving scope for interpretation to the users. The LTS on the other hand derived inputs from 150 households in the selected five districts of Western Nepal where sample was designed to test the dramatic changes brought about in 20 years period to draw comparison as to the findings of similar surveys held in the past. Measures to guage changes in overall economic conditions, in general and employment, land use and technology change in agriculture, loans and collateral, and irrigation and remittances, in particular are used.

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    Article provided by Nepal Rastra Bank, Research Department in its journal NRB Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 11 (1999)
    Issue (Month): (April)
    Pages: 50-64

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    Handle: RePEc:nrb:journl:v:11:y:1999:p:50-64
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