Wellbeing Pathways Report: Zambia Round 2


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 feel.

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

Published 1 January 2014