Pfau, Wade Donald (2008): Groups Excluded from ‘Representative’ Household Surveys: An Analysis Based on Remittances Sent and Received in Vietnam.
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The Vietnam Living Standard Surveys (VLSS) are supposed to be representative of the entire population in Vietnam. However, we uncover an anomaly that the amount of remittances received from domestic sources is significantly larger than the amount of remittances sent to domestic sources, implying that the survey is at least not representative of remittance senders. By further exploring a unique characteristic of the survey questions about remittances, we determine that, in particular, female and urban-dwelling remittance senders are underrepresented in the survey.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Groups Excluded from ‘Representative’ Household Surveys: An Analysis Based on Remittances Sent and Received in Vietnam|
|Keywords:||Vietnam; Remittances; Household Survey Design|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
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D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics
F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F24 - Remittances
|Depositing User:||Wade D. Pfau|
|Date Deposited:||08. Dec 2009 07:09|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 05:24|
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