25 Oct 2023

IASS Webinar 33: Whose perspectives are missing in household survey data?

Date 25 Oct 2023
Time 12:00 GMT+02:00 - 13:30 GMT+02:00
Level of instruction Beginner
Cheryl Doss
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Two broad categories of voices may be missing in household survey data. The first is people from types of households that are often missed – the very rich and the very poor; and marginalized groups such as indigenous people, unhoused people, or those living in institutional settings.  The second category is people who live in households that are surveyed, but whose voices are missed when only one member of the household is interviewed.   For instance, when only the household head is interviewed, the voices of women, youth, and the elderly may not be heard. This webinar will present recent research on ways to ensure that data is collected on all members of the household as well as to show the added value of exploring the insights gained when more than one person in the household is interviewed.


Cheryl Doss
Cheryl Doss

About the instructor

Cheryl Doss is Professor of Economics at Tufts University. Her research areas include rural transformation and gender issues in agriculture; household and intrahousehold decision-making, and women’s ownership and control over assets, including land. Her research on methodological innovations in survey design and analysis is designed to allow richer understanding of multiple and competing voices within households. Her publications span the fields of economics, agricultural economics, and development studies. She has worked with international organizations including the CGIAR, the World Bank, UNDP, FAO, the African Development Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her previous positions include Professor of International Development at the University of Oxford and Senior Lecturer at Yale University.  She has served as the President of the International Association for Feminist Economics and on the IAEA board.