GRIPS 政策研究センター Policy Research Center


2008/11/1 Report No:08-15

Groups Excluded from ‘Representative’ Household Surveys: An Analysis Based on Remittances Sent and Received in Vietnam

  • Pfau Wade政策研究大学院大学
  • Giang Thanh LongNational Economics University
分野 経済学
言語 英語

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.

キーワード Vietnam; Remittances; Household Survey Design
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