Family Information in the Brazilian National Household Surveys from 1992 to 1999
IPEA Working Paper No. 860
32 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2002
Date Written: February 2002
This article examines definitions, characteristics of the survey process, special cases such as incest and polygamy and the consistency of data on household arrangements collected by the Brazilian National Household Surveys (PNAD) between 1992 and 1999. The main conclusion is that PNAD's data is of outstanding quality. Besides that, it is presented in a way that gives flexibility to different research purposes. Proxies and indirect methods to treat information on kinship and marital status from the survey microdata are also discussed, as well as suggestions for future surveys.
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Keywords: PNAD, Family Surveying
JEL Classification: J12
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