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Argentina Permanent Household Survey, Third Quarter 2003

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Permanente de Hogares
Geography 
Argentina (ARG)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
07/2003 - 09/2003
Series or system 
Argentina Permanent Household Survey
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Urban only
Summary 

In 2003, data collection for Argentina household surveys was changed from periodic (May and October) to continuous, and the questionnaire was redesigned to capture more accurate data on the labor market.

At the start of continuous data collection, approximately 13,000 households were surveyed per quarter. In the third quarter of 2006, three new urban areas were added to the survey and the sample was expanded in areas of 500,000 or less inhabitants, increasing the average number of participating households to around 18,000. The quarterly sample is distributed over 12 weeks, and households in each participating area are assigned to one of 12 weeks in the quarter. Households are surveyed for two consecutive quarters during the period assigned to their area. They are then removed for two consecutive quarters and returned to the survey for two more quarters, so that a household is followed over a year and a half. Data are gathered on employment, income, migration, education, housing, and demographics.

Citation
Suggested citation 
National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Argentina). Argentina Permanent Household Survey, Third Quarter 2003. Buenos Aires, Argentina: National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Argentina).