Section 1A, DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: collects the age, sex, relation to household head, marital status of all individuals, and the ID codes of the mother, father, and spouse if any of them are members of the same household so that children and parents can be linked.
Section 1B, DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Information on the sharing of expenses, length and reason of absence during the last 12 months. This information allows the researcher to vary, somewhat, the definition of household.
Section 2A, DWELLING, gathers information on the size and type of dwelling, expenditures on rent or mortgage and utilities, source of water, heating, lighting and telephone for the household. These variables both reflect and have an impact on the health and welfare of the household members.
Section 2B, DWELLING, gathers information on the size and type of dwelling, expenditures on rent or mortgage and utilities, source of water, heating, lighting and telephone for the household. These variables both reflect and have an impact on the health and welfare of the household members.
Section 3, EDUCATION: Information for all individuals 5 years and older on years of schooling and highest degree obtained. For household members who continue to study, information is collected on meals provided at school and reasons for absences of more than four weeks from school.
Section 5C, EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME: Completed for all household members 7 years and older. Information on additional sources of income for the household including the sale of food products, gifts, pensions and state allowances.
Section 6A, MIGRATION: Information for all individuals 7 years and older on years lived at current residence, previous place of residence, reason for movement to current place, official residential status, and type of work done in previous place of residence. For households that include internally displaced persons (IDPs)
Population Point Questionnaire - Section 2, INFRASTRUCTURE, collects information on roads, electricity, water, sewer, and garbage collection in the community. There are also questions on the time and expense of a trip to the capital and regional center and on telephones, TV and newspapers in the community.
Population Point Questionnaire - Section 5, EDUCATION, collects information on the proportion of girls and boys in school and the reason for non-attendance, the condition of the schools and whether there have been improvements or deterioration in the last 5 years.
Population Point Questionnaire - Section 6, HEALTH, collects information on health problems of adults, children, and the effectiveness of health services, the place where women most often give birth, the existence of immunization campaigns in the last five years and the availability of drugs.
Population Point Questionnaire - Section 8, INSTITUTIONS, collects information on the institutions in the community and for those that do not exist in the community, the distance and time required to reach the nearest one.
Household expenditure on food, non-food, housing and other items are collected in several modules of the ASLC household questionnaire. SIZE reports the numbers of household members as identified by MEMB in MEMBER.XXX. Variables on household composition, monthly utility expenditure, monthly expenditure from Section 07A, and weekly amounts summed from Section 7B are contained in the data set EXPEND.
Poverty was defined by comparing household food expenditure with the cost of achieving the caloric requirements suggested by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection priced at November 1995 prices. The food basket used reflects traditional diet and, therefore, contains more meat than would be included in a minimum cost basket. The price of these caloric requirements are the following: for children 0-6 years 116455 manat; children 7-15 153348 manat; men 16-59 121786 manat; women 16-54 109826 manat; men 60 and older 97662 manat; and women 55 and older 97662 manat. Economies of scale or alternative measures of per capita expenditure can be calculated using ADS15, number of household members age 15 and older, CHS14, number of household members age 0-14, and ADEQ, the OECD adult equivalent scale.
Several questions in the questionnaire, for example, type of housing, allow the interviewer to enter a code for "other" and to write in the response when none of the provided answers is appropriate. The answers that were written-in have been coded and are included in the data set HHOPEN. The variables in HHOPEN include five variables from Section 2A and 2B DOMX WATERX COOKX HEATX PHONEX and four variables from Section 6 on Displaced Persons S6B10AX S6B10BX S6B10CX OTHORGX. Each variable corresponds to the variable in the household data sets. The X has been added to differentiate the two variables.
For most uses, it will be sufficient for the researcher to use the other as a generic category. However, if the subject of research is household gas use, then the researcher may need to use the "other" answers to differentiate households.
In the survey, interviewers were instructed to include on the household roster all persons who normally live, eat their meals together and share expenses in the dwelling and others who were in the house the night before the interview. In all, 10012 individuals were surveyed. The data from section A01A and A01B were then used to define household members. The person identified as the Head of the household was always considered to be a member. Individuals who shared expenses are members unless they have been absent for more than six of the previous 12 months for reasons other than studies, newly born, recent marriage into the household, return from military service or recently arrived displaced person. Seventy-four individuals failed to qualify as household members. The data set MEMBER.XXX contains the variables PPID, HID, PID to identify the individuals and the variable MEMB which takes the value of 1 for members and the value 0 for non-members. This variable, MEMB, was used to filter out non-household members to calculate household expenditure variables.
PP brings together geographical information for each population point. The data set contains the following variables for each of the 168 population points: PPID, RAION, SELO, ZONE, BAKU, GEO, SAMPLE, and W.
RAION contains the code for the raion. SELO indicates if the population point is a town, village of the town type, village or non-town IDP. (A non-town IDP may include households in more than one village.) ZONE divides the population points into seven rural economic zones in the country and urban which includes the major urban areas throughout the country. While comparisons across ZONES can provide additional information, the population points were not selected to be representative across zones. BAKU differentiates between population points in Baku, including IDP population points, and other population points.
GEO divides the population points into Baku, Other Urban and Rural, with IDP population points in each of the three categories. SAMPLE divides the population points into the three sampling groups: Baku, Outside of Baku, and IDP. W contains the weight: 1.258 for Baku, 1.0166 for Outside of Baku, and 0.694 for IDP. These weights must be applied to calculate countrywide estimates.