Ethiopia Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey 1999/2000

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Ethiopia HICES-00 
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The Ethiopian 1999/2000 Household Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HICES) is a household survey conducted by the Central Statistical Agency. The objective of the survey was to provide the Government and other organizations data needed for the purpose of designing Socio-economic policies. The survey covered all the population in the sedentary areas (both rural and urban) of the country on a sample basis except the non-sedentary population in Afar and Somali Regional States.   

To conduct the survey, the country was divided into three categories: Rural parts of nine Regional States and two administrative regions (Category I), All Regional capitals and five major urban center (Category II) and urban centers in the country other than the urban centers in Category II (Category III). A stratified two-stage sample design was used to select the sample for categories I and II. In those samples, the primary sampling units (PSUs) were enumeration areas (EAs). A total of 722 EAs were selected for Category I regions and 373 EAs for Category II regions selected using probability proportional to size; size being number of households obtained from the 1994 population and housing census. At the second stage, from a full list of households within each sample EA, 12 households were systematically selected for Category I regions (12 households for Category II regions). For Category III areas, a three-stage stratified sample design was adopted. The PSUs were other urban centers selected using systematic sampling that is probability proportional to size and the secondary sampling units (SSUs) were EAs which were selected using systematic sampling that is probability proportional to size; A total of 169 sample EAs were selected by proportional allocation to their size of households from the 1994 census. At the final stage, 16 households within each of the sample EAs were systematically selected. The survey covered a total of 1,264 EAs and 17,332 households.

Four harmonized data files are prepared for each survey to generate a set of harmonized variables that have the same variable names. Invariably, in each survey, questions are asked in a slightly different way, which poses challenges on consistent definition of harmonized variables. The harmonized household survey data present the best available variables with harmonized definitions, but not identical variables. The four harmonized data files are:

  1. Individual level file (Labor force indicators in a separate file): This file has information on basic characteristics of individuals such as age and sex, literacy, education, health, anthropometry and child survival.
  2. Labor force file: This file has information on labor force including employment/unemployment, earnings, sectors of employment, etc. 
  3. Household level file: This file has information on household expenditure, household head characteristics (age and sex, level of education, employment), housing amenities, assets, and access to infrastructure and services.
  4. Household Expenditure file: This file has consumption/expenditure aggregates by consumption groups according to Purpose (COICOP) of Household Consumption of the UN.
First released on: 
1 Apr, 2012 
Last version on: 
14 May, 2013 
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