During the five years of research into the impact of education on the lives and livelihoods of the poor in developing countries, much of the collaborative work has resulted from, and been informed by, the large-scale data gathered in the fieldwork sites. This paper details how the RECOUP Household surveys were designed; including sampling, choice of research sites, access, the construction of the questionnaire, sensitivity to local differences, and the training of enumerators. Three of the tables included in this paper (1, 3 and 4) give an overview of the sampling design and the types of quantitative data obtained in each country. Selected data from each country, given in the appendix, detail the households enumerated and their population, education enrolment and attainment, the structure of the labour force, family planning and child birth, disability, and skill acquisition among the samples. The data allow for comparisons between the countries to be made.
RECOUP Working Paper No. 41, May 2011, Centre for Education and International Development, University of Cambridge, UK, 36 pp.
RECOUP Working Paper No. 41. The RECOUP Household Surveys: Methods, implementation and some results.