COVID-19 Household Telephone Survey in Barbados

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Oct 2020
This dataset constitute a panel follow-up to the 2016 Barbados Survey of Living Conditions. It measures welfare related variables before and after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic including labor market outcomes, financial literacy, and food security. The survey was executed between May and June 2020.
The Barbados COVID-19 Survey is a project of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It collected data on critical socioeconomic topics in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to support policymaking that can help curb the crisis impacts on the populations welfare. It recontacted households that had been interviewed by the Barbados Survey of Living Conditions (BSLC) in 2016 and was phone-based, given the mobility restrictions and social distancing measures in place. It interviewed 896 households and all their members over 29 days during May and June 2020 and gathered information on disease transmission, household finances, labor, income, remittances, spending and social protection programs. The Barbados COVID-19 Survey was designed and implemented by Sistemas Integrales. This report describes the main methodological aspects of the survey, such as sample design, estimation procedures, topics covered by the questionnaire, field organization and quality control. It also presents the structure and contents of the resulting datasets.

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