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Vietnam Living Standards Measurement Survey 2004


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey 2004
Viet Nam (VNM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2004 - 12/2004
Data type
  • Community
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

This survey, also known as the VHLSS, was carried out using three questionnaires, a short household questionnaire, a long household questionnaire given to a smaller sample of the population, and a commune questionnaire. The questionnaires were based on the 2002 VHLSS questionnaires so that the results of the two surveys would be comparable. The survey focuses on expenditure and income but also includes questions about education, employment, health, housing, assets, and participation in poverty reduction programs.  The 2004 survey included an additional section on agriculture, forestry and aquaculture production and questions on non-farm self-employment activities.