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Egypt - Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey, HIECS 2015

Data Collection
Data Collection Dates
Data Collection Mode
Face-to-face [f2f]
Data Collection Notes

The reference period over which data was collected varies according to the type of data item as follows:

One week: for expenditure on food and beverages.
Monthly: for expenditure on alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics, housing and its accessories goods and services for routine household maintenance, health, operation of personal transport equipments, transport services, restaurants and hotels, personal care and other services n.e.c.
Quarterly: for expenditure on health, Communication.
Annually: for expenditure on clothing and footwear, housing and its accessories, furnishings, household equipments and routine maintenance of the house, health, transport, communication, recreation and culture, education, restaurants and hotels and miscellaneous goods and services.

It is worth noting that in some cases the groups of commodities or services include more than one period such as health which has monthly, quarterly and annually items, on which the expenditure ends by the end of the survey period, depending upon the consumption frequency of these items.
Data Collectors
Central Agency For Public Mobilization & Statistics CAPMASEgypt

The field staff was selected from among the efficient experienced persons working in CAPMAS and new graduates specially females who live in the survey sampled aread.
Intensive training program for supervisors was conducted at CAPMAS in Cairo and locally in governorates for interviewers and field editors.
Supervision program was implemented in all governorates to check the field work to overcome the fieldwork problems.
Data were collected by using personal interview method for household in dwelling and it had been obtained from the head of household or wife or any eligible person in case of their absence.
The Fieldwork took place during the period of 1/1/2015 to 31/12/2015
Duties and responsibilities of all levels of field staff (260 interviewer, 130 field editor and 65 supervisor) were defined to insure the accuracy and timing. These are outlined next:

A more detailed description of the survey implementation stages is provided in the Methodology document available among external resources in Arabic.

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