Missing Dimensions of Poverty Data: First National Survey

OPHI began the firstever large scale survey of the Missing Dimensions in Chile in November 2008. Working with the Centro de Microdatos of the University of Chile, this nationally-representative survey will draw on 2,000 households interviewed in the 2006 round of Chile’s national household survey, the CASEN, to permit combining the new OPHI indicators with those that are collected conventionally.

Analyzing these data together should enable researchers to validate the OPHI questionnaire and to generate a detailed profile of employment quality, empowerment, physical safety, the absence of shame and humiliation, and psychological/subjective wellbeing in the Chilean population. Researchers will be able to compare these dimensions with income poverty and standard measures such as nutrition, health, education and housing quality.

To see the survey that is being fielded, click here.