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Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey 2014-2015


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Pakistan Social And Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) 2014-15 Provincial / District
Pakistan (PAK)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2014 - 06/2015
Series or system 
Pakistan Social and Living Standard Measurement Survey (PSLM)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of 2014-2015 Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (PSLM) was to investigate the social issues, behavioral practices, and health status of households. These data were gathered in order to develop indicators to compare with past rounds of the PSLM so that trends could be observed. The indicators produced by this survey also serve to monitor progress toward Pakistan's Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

These data were collected through interviews in the home. The main topic areas explored were health, water supply, sanitation, education, fertility, income, and household expenditures. The sample size covered 78,635 households from all urban and rural areas from the four provinces of Pakistan, and was based off of the 1998 Population Census.