Egypt integrated household survey, 1997-1999

The 1997 questionnaire was administered to 2,500 households from 20 governorates using a two-stage, stratified selection process from March through May, 1997. Topics include household information, housing characteristics, access to facilities, migration, subsidized food expenses, all food expenses, non-food expenses, health, anthropometrics, maternity history, childcare, wage employment, farming, livestock ownership, non-farm enterprises, credit and savings, remittances and transfers, and other income. In addition to the household level data, data were collected on the overall characteristics of the community/villages containing the surveyed households.

The EIHS 1999 survey was conducted on a sub-sample (348 households) of the EIHS 1997. The EIHS 1999 household questionnaire consists of the following sections or topics: household Information, housing characteristics, Income Sources, food expenses, non-food expenses, farming, livestock ownership, non-farm enterprises, non-farming assets, and other income sources, and subsidized food expenses (Tamwin sugar and oil, Balady bread).


The survey was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) and Ministry of Trade and Supply of Egypt. Funding for the survey was provided by the US Agency for International Development, Grant No. 263-G-00-96-00030-00. Citation:

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Egypt Integrated Household Survey, 1997-1999. 2000. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (datasets).

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