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Ecuador, 1979-80 (WFS)

The following description of this survey appeared in the 1991 edition of Dynamic Database: A Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Voorburg: International Statistical Institute.

Basic Information

  • Name of survey: Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad
  • Executive agency: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
  • Date of fieldwork: 1979-80
  • Universe: All women, 15-49
  • Coverage: National, 97%
  • Size: 6797
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core mark 1 + fertility regulation module and questions on MCH and women's work
  • Supplementary surveys: Household member (n = 31,185, self-weighting); Community (n = 123)

Additional Information

The household survey covers: type and ownership of dwelling; household services; ownership of durables. For each household member there was collected: language, age, migration, education, marital status, employment situation.

The individual survey was conducted by the same interviewers in a single integrated field phase. It included questions on medical services surrounding last birth, amenorrhoea, income and employment, husband's background. These are all included in the Standard Recode file.

The community survey enquired about the presence of such facilities as police-station, cinema, bank, post office, health facilities and types of school. Other aspects of development such as electricity, type of water and sewerage system were also ascertained.

Release Conditions

Data may be used for academic research, provided that credit is given in any publication resulting from the research to the agency that conducted the survey and that two copies of any publication are sent to:

  Mr. Gaudencio Zurita Herrera
Director General
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
Av. 10 de Agosto 229, 3er Piso
Quito
Ecuador

Public Use Files

Available files include the individual standard recode data and dictionary, and the supplemental survey data and dictionary, in the original WFS format. In addition, the individual standard recode data and dictionary dictionary are available in ISSA format. The table below lists the file names and descriptions.

File Description File Type
ecread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
ecsr03.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
ecsr03.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
ecss01.dat Supplimental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
ecss01.dct Codebook for supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
ecreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
ecsr02h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
ecsr02h.dic Standard ISSA dictionary for ISSA format data (ISSA program is required to use this file) Binary file (requires ISSA program to use this file)
ecsr02h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key References

1. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad Ecuador - 1979: Informe General, Quito, 1984.

2. Herrera de Rivadeneira, M.I., Evaluación de la Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad de 1979 de Ecuador, WFS Scientific Reports no 51, 1984.


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