PSA conducts 2018 Family Income and Expenditure Survey

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PILAR, Bataan – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Bataan Provincial Statistical Office conducts the 2018 Family Income and Expenditure (FIES 2018) as rider to the 2018 July Labor Force Survey (LFS) from July 9 to 31, 2018. FIES is the main source of data on family income and expenditure data, which include sources of income in cash and in kind.
Chief Statistical Specialist Ledesma L. Morante of PSA Bataan is eliciting the support of Local Government Units in disseminating this information to the public, especially the sample respondents to cooperate during the personal household interviews.
This conduct of FIES 2018 round will serve as a milestone, when the number of sample households is deemed sufficient to provide provincial estimates for the first time. PSA Bataan employs 70 Statistical Researchers (SRs) to cover 1,477 households in 74 barangays around the province” emphasized by CSS Morante during one of her coordination activities.
The personal interview to an eligible respondent from sample household estimably runs from one to three hours using an 80 page questionnaire (the 2018 July LFS uses computer aided personal interviewing from android tablet). The entire interview covers the following:
PART I. Identification and other Information; and Particulars about the Family
PART II. Expenditures and Other Disbursements consist of food and non food items
PART III. Housing Characteristics
PART IV. Income and Other Receipts which include Salaries and Wages from Employment, Family Sustenance Activities among others
PART V. Entrepreneurial Activities
PART VI. Social Protection
PART VII. Evaluation of the Household Respondent by the Interviewer
The FIES is a nationwide survey of household undertaken every three years. The FIES 2018 will collect annual data on income and expenditure in two visits, that is, July 2018 and January 2019 covering the same sample households as the July and January rounds of Labor Force Survey (LFS). The FIES 2018 will cover all provinces in the Philippines.
The Philippine Statistics Authority is the major statistical agency responsible in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing, and disseminating general-purpose statistics as provided for in Republic Act 10625. PSA’s function includes preparation and conduct statistical sample surveys on all aspects of socioeconomic life including agriculture, industry, trade, finance, prices and marketing information, income and expenditure, education, health, culture, and social situations for the use of the government and the public
PSA assures that all information provided to this office will be kept confidential as provided in Section 26 and Article 55 of the Implementing Rules and Regulation of the Republic Act 10625.

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