Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Technical Paper Series 20
An Analysis Of Sample Attrition In The Pses Panel Data
Publication Year : 2006

Household Surveys Are The Major Source For Socio-Economic Data In Pakistan; For Example, The Household Income And Expenditure Survey (Hies),1 Which Was Initiated In 1963, Generates Data Suitable To Examine The Consumption And Saving Behaviour Of Households As Well As To Determine The Magnitude Of Poverty In The Country. Labour Force Survey (Lfs), Which Was Also Initiated In 1963, Constitutes A Major Source Of Information On Labour Force Participation, Employment And Unemployment Levels. Pakistan Demographic Survey Is The Other Regular Series, Which Gathers Demographic Data To Determine Fertility And Mortality Levels As Well As Population Growth Rates. All These Surveys Are The Standard Cross-Sectional Surveys Designed By The Federal Bureau Of Statistics (Fbs) To Obtain Information From A Representative Group Of Households At A Given Point Of Time. These Datasets Are Widely Used In Pakistan For Social Sciences Analysis, And They Are Also The Major Source For Monitoring The Social Sector Progress.