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Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions 2003


General Info
Jamaica (JAM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2003 - 07/2003
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The 2003 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) collected data to provide information for policy development for the Jamaican government. A total of 2,037 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 data linkage between survey series. The questionnaire covered topics such as demographics, education, housing, social welfare, health, and expenditures. The survey instrument for the JSLC is a household questionnaire the core of which is basically the same each year. This ensures continuity and comparability. For every year, a different focus module used to capture basic data on a particular topic. The 2003 focus module collected data on a Jamaica living conditions index.