HOUSEHOLD BUDGET SURVEY 2006/2007

Methodological Report

HOUSEHOLD BUDGET SURVEY 2006/2007

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1:      Introduction

1.1       Introduction                                                                                                                                

1.2       Objectives                                                                                                                                  

1.3       Historical development                                                                                                     

1.4       Coverage                                                                                                                                

1.5       Legal authority and confidentiality                                                                                             

 

Chapter 2:      Survey Organisation and Operations

2.1       Organisations involved                                                                                                   

2.2       Office organisation                                                                                                                      

2.3       Responsibilities of office staff                                                                                          

2.4       Training of office staff                                                                                                             

2.5       Home Assignment                                                                                                                       

2.6       Field organisation                                                                                                                        

2.7       Recruitment of field staff                                                                                                             

2.8       Terms of appointment of field staff                                                                                              

2.8.1    Chief Supervisor                                                                                                            

2.8.2    Senior Supervisor                                                                                                          

2.8.3    Supervisor                                                                                                                     

2.8.4    Interviewer                                                                                                                    

2.8.5    Co-ordinator                                                                                                                 

2.9       Training of field staff                                                                                                                   

            2.9.1    Island of Mauritius                                                                                                         

            2.9.2    Island of Rodrigues                                                                                                        

2.10     Calendar of activities                                                                                                                  

2.11     Survey cost                                                                                                                             

2.12     Publicity                                                                                                                                    

 

Chapter 3:      Concepts and definitions

3.1              Introduction                                                                                                                             

3.2              Household                                                                                                                               

3.3              Income                                                                                                                                  

3.3.1    Disposable income                                                                                                       

3.3.2    Employee income                                                                                                       

3.3.3    Income from self-employment                                                                      

3.3.4    Property income                                                                                                          

3.3.5    Transfer income                                                                                                           

3.3.6    Other income                                                                                                               

3.4              Expenditure                                                                                                                             

3.5              Comparison of expenditure against income                                                                              

 

Chapter 4:      Sampling Methodology

4.1       Introduction                                                                                                                             

4.2       Sampling design                                                                                                                       

4.3       Sampling frame                                                                                                            

4.4       Selection of Clusters                                                                                                               

4.5       Relative Development Index                                                                                                

4.6       Selection of households                                                                                              

4.7       Final sample size, losses and replacement                                                                                 

 

Chapter 5: Survey documents

5.1       Introduction                                                                                                                             

5.2       HBS 1 � Listing schedule                                                                                                         

5.3       HBS 2 � Household schedule                                                                                                  

5.4       HBS 3 � Daily records of household expenditure                                                                      

5.5       HBS 3B schedule                                                                                                                   

5.6              HBS 4 � Income schedule                                                                                                    

5.7              HBS 5 � Point of purchase questionnaire                                                                                 

5.8              Control document                                                                                                                  

 5.9              Instruction manuals                                                                                                                  

 

Chapter 6: Data collection

6.1       Introduction                                                                                                                          

6.2       Listing of households                                                                                                              

6.3       Interviewing of households                                                                                                      

6.4       Supervision and control                                                                                             

 

Chapter 7: Data Processing and Reporting

7.1       Editing and coding                                                                                                                   

7.2       Data capture                                                                                                                            

7.3       Tabulation                                                                                                                               

7.4       Reporting of results                                                                                                                  

 

Chapter 8:      Reliability of survey data

8.1       Introduction                                                                                                                                 

8.2       Sources of non-sampling errors and  control           

           8.2.1    Questionnaire design                                                                                                  

            8.2.2     Data collection                                                                                                           

            8.2.3     Data processing                                                                                                          

            8.2.4     Sampling frame                                                                                                         

8.3       Sampling Errors                                                                                                                      

            8.3.1    Representativeness of the sample  

8.4       Comparison of expenditure data with data from other sources                                      

  Chapter 9:     Problems and Recommendations

9.1              Introduction                                                                                                                             

9.2              Office Organisation                                                                                                                 

9.2.1     Accommodation                                                                                                         

9.2.2    Temporary staff            

          9.2.3     Editing and coding                                                                  

          9.2.4     Collection of documents                                                                         

9.3              Field Organisation

9.3.1     Field staff recruitment                                 

9.3.2   Travelling allowances                                                                                                  

9.3.3     Training of fieldstaff    

9.4              Questionnaire design/Data capture   

9.5               Publicity                                                                                           

PART 2: THE UPDATED CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Chapter 10:    Introduction to the Consumer Price Index (CPI)

10.1     Introduction                                                                                                                             

10.2     Measurement of the CPI                                                                                                          

10.3     Uses of the CPI                                                                                                                      

10.4     Misconceptions about the CPI                                                                                   

10.5     Reviews of the CPI � The CPI Advisory Committee                                                                

 Chapter 11:    Determination of the CPI basket

11.1     Introduction                                                                                                                             

11.2     Expenditure data used                                                                                                              

11.3     Treatment of certain items of expenditure                                                                                  

11.4     The updated weighting system                                                                                      

11.5     Comparison with the previous weighting system                                                          

11.6     Item indicators and price quotations                                                                                         

11.7     Updating of item indicators                                                                                                  

Chapter 12:    The price collection system

12.1     Sources of price data                                                                                                              

12.2     Method of price collection                                                                                                     

12.3     Special problems                                                                                                                     

 Chapter 13:    Computation of the CPI

13.1     Formula                                                                                                                                     

13.2     Calculating the CPI                                                                                                                    

13.3     Treatment of certain items                                                                                                        

13.4     Reliability of the CPI                                                                                                                  

 

Chapter 14:    Interpretation and dissemination of the CPI

14.1          Analysing changes in index numbers                                                                                           

14.2          Index numbers for periods longer than months                                                             

14.3          Indicators based on the CPI    

            14.3.1  Inflation        

            14.3.2  Purchasing power  

14.4     Linking of indices   

14.5     Release of the CPI    

Appendix 1  -  Survey questionnaires

 Appendix 2  -  Weighting system for 2001/02 and 2006/07 CPI


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