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Ghana Living Standards Measurement Survey 2012-2013


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Ghana Living Standards Survey Round 6 2012-2013
Ghana (GHA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2012 - 10/2013
Data type
  • Community
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

This survey is the sixth round of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS6). The purpose of this round was to gather data household consumption patterns, to provide a base for the construction of a revised Consumer Price Index, to assess use of financial services, and to investigate the demographics of the labor force, including child workers. The data were collected through in person interviews in the home. A random selection of these households were also asked to provide a sample of drinking water. A total of 16,772 households were interviewed. From these households, 3,055 water samples were collected.

This survey followed many of the same conventions of sampling, methodology, and topics as previous rounds. New for this round was the focus on the labor force through expanded questions on employment. The major thematic areas of the questionnaires were household demographic characteristics, non-farm household characteristics, community assessment, governance, peace and security, and prices.

Agriculture, Antenatal care, Assets, Birth control pills, Breastfeeding, Child labor, Community action, Community health workers, Condoms, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Crime, Crops, DTP vaccines, Dentists, Disability, Domestic migration, Education, Education access, Education degrees, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Environmental hazards, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fatigue, Fertilizers, Fever, Fishing, Food expenditures, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Health promotion, Hearing loss, Homicide, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Housing materials, Hygiene, IUDs, Immunization, Income, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Land ownership, Languages, Length of stay, Lighting, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Living conditions, Loans, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Nurses, Occupation codes, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Personal health expenditures, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Physicians, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Prices, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Roads, Safety, Sanitation, School conditions, School enrollment, Schools, Sense organ diseases, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Taxes, Telecommunications, Telephones, Tourism, Traditional birth control, Traditional healers, Training programs, Transportation, Unemployment, Violence, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Working conditions, Yellow fever vaccines