Planning Papers

Questions on Demography for the National Income Dynamic Study #


Author(s):  Tom Moultrie

This briefing paper sets out proposed questions for the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) that will ensure that the study will be able to answer questions relating to the intersection between demographic variables and the key foci of NIDS. The questions proposed have been selected for their relevance to the overarching goals of NIDS, and hence – while limited in number – are all regarded as highly important. Justifications for the inclusion of each question are provided.    In addition to the suggested questions for inclusion, we discuss the merits of including a birth history module (and how to maintain it in subsequent rounds); a retrospective death module; as well as the utility (or otherwise) of using information from Road to Health Cards.