This report presents the preliminary findings from the second round of
fieldwork carried out in Chiawa, Zambia from August to October 2012 as
part of the Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways research project.
Based on fieldwork questions which gathered both objective and
subjective data across key areas of life, it presents the descriptive
statistics from the fieldwork and notes statistically significant
differences by gender and marital status, age, education and other
factors. The report starts by outlining the general demographic features
of the sample, including gender, marital status, ethnicity, age and
religion. This is followed by a demographic analysis of different levels
of educational achievement, income and livelihoods, living environment,
assets, savings, help and loans, status, health and other available
services. The report finishes with a demographic analysis of people’s
subjective assessment of their economic position, and how ‘happy’ they
This report is part of the research project 'Wellbeing and Poverty
Pathways' which has developed a multi-dimensional model of wellbeing
that incorporates both subjective perspectives and objective indicators
in order to explore how people understand and experience wellbeing and
how this affects movement into or out of poverty.
Baertl Helguero, A.; White, S.; Jha, S. Wellbeing Pathways Report: Zambia Round 2. University of Bath, Bath, UK (2014) 60 pp.
Wellbeing Pathways Report: Zambia Round 2