Data Access

Data Access

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The Life in Kyrgyzstan Study data for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 is available for external researchers from the International Data Service Center of the Institute for Study of Labour (IDSC IZA). The LiK data are provided after registration of a user and signing a short data use contract. The LiK data survey and step-by-step instructions on dataset access are here.


Survey Questionnaires

The survey questionnaires supporting the datasets are available in three languages: Russian, Kyrgyz and English. There are four survey questionnaires for each wave:

  • Control card of a household
  • Household (filled out by the most informative household member)
  • Individual (filled out by all adult household members aged 18 years and older)
  • Community (filled out by the community leader, so called “ayil bashchi”)

Each of the questionnaires consists of several modules, most of the modules consist, in turn, of several sections.

▸ Household Questionnaire:

  1. Household Roster (Household Composition, Child Education, Child Health)
  2. Housing and Assets (Housing, Assets, Land)
  3. Agricultural Markets (Trade Activity, Employees, Quality Requirements)
  4. Consumption and Expenditure (Food Items, Non-Food Items, Expenses on Customs and Traditions)
  5. Income Sources
  6. Migration (Current Labour Migration, Remittances, Reverse Remittances)
  7. Shocks

▸ Individual Questionnaire:

  1. Subjective Well-Being
  2. Education and Health (Education, Health)
  3. Labour Market (Current Employment Status, Work during the last 7 Days, Current Unemployment or Inactivity, Work during the last 12 Months, Labour Market CV)
  4. Movements
  5. Family and Household (Family, Decision Making, Time Use, Women’s Background and Fertility)
  6. Worries
  7. Security and Violence (Perception of Security, Violence, Displacement)
  8. Social Life (Membership in Groups, Informal Networks, Trust and Information)

▸ Community Questionnaire:

  1. Community Information
  2. Prices for Food Products