- Surveying individuals who do not live in traditional household units (e.g. people living on the streets, in residential-care facilities, long-stay hospitals or orphanages);
- Sampling households regardless of the age of their members (e.g. DHS and MICS currently only sample households with a woman of reproductive age);
- Asking all household members questions to understand the intra-household distribution of resources;
- Asking questions about issues that may affect particular groups within a household such as older people (and women).
Using household surveys to start a data revolution and tackle social inequality (Jun 10, 2013)
Summary: In "Using household surveys to start a data revolution and tackle social inequality", published on the Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network, Emma Samman discusses a new briefing note from the Overseas Development Institute (also attached), which proposes a number of ways household surveys might broaden their coverage, collect richer information and improve their identification of three marginalized groups: people with disabilities, oldeWQr people, and those with mental health issues. For example, the research suggests: