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Laos Expenditure and Consumption Survey 1992-1993


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/1992 - 02/1993
Series or system 
Laos Expenditure and Consumption Survey
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Expenditure and Consumption Survey (LECS) was conducted in conjunction with the Social Indicator Survey (LSIS). The purpose of these two surveys was to gather information for the study of living conditions and the monitoring of societal changes. Topics covered by these two surveys included household consumption, expenditures, living conditions, employment, poverty, resources, assets, transportation, communication, education, health, mortality, and fertility. The Expenditure and Consumption Survey employed household interviews and consumption diaries. Households recorded their daily consumption in the diaries for one month. The survey was conducted in 147 villages with 2,937 participating households and 19,574 individuals.