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Household Survey of Grenada, 1985 (ICPSR 8618)

Principal Investigator(s): Burpee, C. Gaye; Morgan, James N.; Dragon, Alan


The major objective of this survey was to collect data that would then be used by the Ministry of Finance as part of a larger fiscal reform project. Interview items included standard demographic variables such as age and sex of family members, education of head of household, and occupation and earnings of all earners. Also included were house value, number of bedrooms, land ownership and property value, rental income, income and/or savings from fishing, gardening, sewing, ownership of and income from livestock, monthly food costs, self-employment, money or help received or given, savings plans, and whether last year was better or worse economically than the previous year.

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Study Description


Burpee, C. Gaye, James N. Morgan, and Alan Dragon. Household Survey of Grenada, 1985. ICPSR08618-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08618.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08618.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Agency for International Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    consumer attitudes, cost of living, demographic characteristics, economic conditions, housing, income, occupations, personal finances, savings

Geographic Coverage:    Central America, Global, Grenada, Latin America

Time Period:   

  • 1984--1985

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985-06--1985-08

Universe:    All families living in housing units within the nine parishes of Grenada and the Island of Carriacou, excluding institutionalized persons or individuals in group quarters or special-care facilities. Also excluded were seasonal visitors to Grenada.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Multi-stage area probability sample with parishes as the first strata.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1987-10-12



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