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Housing in Tanzania (Individual Data)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Brander, Sylvia (Institut für Sozialökonomie, Universität Augsburg)
Publication Date
  • S. Brander Institut für Sozialökonomie, Universität Augsburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Patterns of Consumption
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Housing conditions in rural areas of Tanzania. Issues: Origin; migration; reason for migration; evaluation of village in former times and today; perceived changes in the village and evaluation; evaluation of own plot in former times and today; evaluation of own house; living space; health conditions; climatic conditions; smoke and heat situation caused by the fireplace and safety against fire; problems with thieves and safety of house; experiences in construction of houses and particular skills or technologies; evaluation of fundies in the village; knowledge of and experiences with governmental institutions, such as Construction Unit, Tanzania Housing Bank and Nyumba Bore Campaign; description of former houses; kind of house, in which respondent likes to live and chances to realize that; current housing conditions of children and desirable future conditions; general and personal preference to spend additional income; personal ideas of a very good house; knowledge about and experiences with the life in town; evaluation of life in town.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-03 / 1986-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Arusha (TZ-01)
    village in the Arusha region
  • Iringa (TZ-04)
    village in the Iringa region
  • Mtwara (TZ-17)
    village in the Mtware region
Sampled Universe
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sampling of heads of household and their wives in 10% of the households in each village.
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with half-structured questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 245
The research project also collects household data which are available as a different data set. It is stored as ZA-Study-No. 5031. The originally English questions were translated into Kisuaheli or into local language by an interpreter. Data preparation category: 2
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5032 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Sylvia Brander: Entstehungs- und Entwicklungsbedingungen staatlicher Sozialpolitik in Tanzania. Eine empirische Untersuchung über Lebenslagen und Wohnbedingungen in ländlichen Gebieten Tanzanias. Augsburg: Universität, Forschungsbericht, 1987

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Brander, Sylvia (1991): Housing in Tanzania (Individual Data). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.