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Argentina Permanent Household Survey, Third Quarter 2003


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

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.