Outliers in consumption surveys
Poverty and inequality are measured based on household consumption or income expenditure data, or in some cases on household income data. The same survey datasets are used for multiple other purposes, such as analyzing and monitoring changes in household consumption patterns.
These survey data are complex, and implemented by national statistical agencies constrained by limited financial and technical capacity. When analyzing data, particular attention should thus be paid to quality of the data, and techniques must be implemented not only to identify issues, but also to solve them to the extent possible.
The issue of outliers detection and fixing in consumption or income data has received insufficient attention, in part due to a lack of clear guidance or tools. Under the umbrella of the International Household Survey Network (IHSN) work program, the World Bank Development Data Group is implementing a research project consisting of a large-scale assessment of the issue.
|Sponsor(s):||DFID Trust Fund No TF011722 administered by the World Bank, Development Data Group (WB-DECDG), and World Bank budget|
|Implemented by:||Technology University of Vienna, Austria|
|Type of output:||The output of the project will consist of: