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Ghana Socioeconomic Panel Survey 2009-2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
EGC/ISSER Socio-Economic Panel Survey
Ghana (GHA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2009 - 04/2010
Data type
  • Community
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Ghana Socioeconomic Panel Survey 2009-2010 collected baseline information for a panel of 5,009 households (18,889 household members) across all regions of Ghana. Two questionnaires collected information about household demographics, housing characteristics, household and agricultural assets, agricultural production, household enterprises, health and fertility, and household consumption and expenditure. Cognitive tests were conducted for children in the household, and psychological tests were conducted for the household head, spouse, and a randomly chosen household member.

A community questionnaire was also used to collect information about community institutions, political organizations, development programs, and infrastructure. Geographic (GPS) information was also recorded for all households and community facilities.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Antenatal care, Anthropometry, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Child anthropometry, Child care, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Cooking fuels, Crops, DTP vaccines, Diarrhea, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Dracunculiasis, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fertility, Fertilizers, Fever, Food expenditures, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Height, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Household water treatment, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Immunization, Income, Injuries, International migration, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Length of stay, Lighting, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Loans, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Nausea, Occupation codes, Occupations, Onchocerciasis, Oral rehydration therapy, Pain, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Personal health expenditures, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Religion, Sanitation, Schistosomiasis, School enrollment, Stillbirths, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tobacco, Tobacco smoking, Training programs, Transportation, Upper respiratory infections, Vitamin A supplements, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Yellow fever vaccines