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The Policymaking Uses of Multitopic Household Survey Data: A Primer

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Household surveys are a valuable tool for policymakers deciding among policy options. This article illustrates the kinds of issues typically addressed in these surveys and shows how detailed analyses of the data can feed into the decisionmaking process. It outlines the general virtues and limitations of household survey data and provides a brief sample of the kind of data analysis that is relevant to policymaking. It also discusses the benefit-cost ratios that are likely to apply to survey-based policy analysis. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Grosh, Margaret E, 1997. "The Policymaking Uses of Multitopic Household Survey Data: A Primer," World Bank Research Observer, World Bank Group, vol. 12(2), pages 137-160, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:wbrobs:v:12:y:1997:i:2:p:137-60
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    1. Coudouel, Aline & Hentschel, Jesko & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Medición y análisis de la pobreza
      [Poverty Measurement and Analysis]
      ," MPRA Paper 10491, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Christiaensen, Luc & Scott, Christopher & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Poverty Measurement and Analysis," MPRA Paper 45362, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Coudouel, Aline & Hentschel, Jesko & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Mesure et analyse de la pauvreté
      [Poverty Measurement and Analysis]
      ," MPRA Paper 10490, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Coudouel, Aline & Hentschel, Jesko & Wodon, Quentin, 2002. "Измерение И Анализ Бедности
      [Poverty Measurement and Analysis]
      ," MPRA Paper 10492, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Hentschel, Jesko & Waters, William F., 2002. "Rural Poverty in Ecuador: Assessing Local Realities for the Development of Anti-poverty Programs," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 33-47, January.

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