Family Information in the Brazilian National Household Surveys from 1992 to 1999

IPEA Working Paper No. 860

32 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2002

See all articles by Marcelo Medeiros

Marcelo Medeiros

IPEA - Institute for Applied Economic Research; UnB - University of Brasilia

Rafael G. Osorio

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Santiago Varella

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA)

Date Written: February 2002

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Medeiros, Marcelo and Osorio, Rafael G. and Varella, Santiago, Family Information in the Brazilian National Household Surveys from 1992 to 1999 (February 2002). IPEA Working Paper No. 860, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=304682 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.304682

Marcelo Medeiros (Contact Author)

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UnB - University of Brasilia ( email )

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Rafael G. Osorio

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

Av. Pres. Antonio Carlos , 51 - 17 andar
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20020-010
Brazil

Santiago Varella

Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ( email )

Av. Pres. Antonio Carlos , 51 - 17 andar
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20020-010
Brazil

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