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Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 2012

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General Info
Geography 
Jamaica (JAM)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
06/2012 - 11/2012
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The 2012 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) collected data to provide information for policy development for the Jamaican government. A total of 6,579 individuals from non-institutional dwellings participated. The sample was a randomized sub-set of approximately one-third of the previous Labour Force survey (LFS) in an effort to provide data linkage between survey series. The questionnaire covered topics such as demographics, education, housing, social welfare, health, and expenditures. The 2012 effort included an additional module on elderly persons aged 60 years and above, and covered topics such as employment, social participation, retirement, and economic security. 

Keywords 
Absenteeism, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth certificates, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Cooking fuels, DTP vaccines, Dairy products, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diet, Disability, Domestic violence, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Family composition, Family size, Fever, Financial assistance for health, Fish, Fruits, Health care access, Health insurance, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household expenditures, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Idiopathic intellectual disability, Immunization, Income, Injuries, Internet, Land ownership, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Lighting, Limited mobility, MMR vaccines, Malnutrition, Marital status, Mass media, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mobility aids, Occupational injuries, Oral hygiene, Personal caregivers, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Processed meats, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, School conditions, School enrollment, Skilled birth attendants, Starchy vegetables, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Taxes, Telephones, Training programs, Transportation, Unemployment, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vomiting, Waste disposal, Water supply
Citation
Suggested citation 
Planning Institute of Jamaica, Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 2012.