Chilean Social Mobility Survey

Describe the survey content, and method. You are pretending that you are the investigator who designed and researched the topic. Justify your reasoning, why would you choose that method? Would you have chosen a different style? Use the outline below to help you write your paper.Clearly indicate sections of the paper by using headings that indicate where particular kinds of information can be found. Subheading may also be used in longer sections to facilitate organization.

Explain the issue you are examining and why it is significant.
Describe the general area being studied
Background/ Review of the Literature
A description of what is already known about this area of study.
Summarize what is already known about the topic. Include a summary of the basic background information on the topic gleaned from your literature review.
Specify the research objective you are pursuing in your research. What is your main research question/objective?
List the specific question(s) that you are exploring.
Explain how these research questions are related to the larger issues raised in the introduction.
Explain how your project will help you with your project. What is that you are trying to understand? How you are going to use your collected information? Is there a program or project that the will benefit from your research?
Method and Design
Method: how you collected the data and why?
Describe the Sampling Method chosen.
Why is the method the best option?
Who is your Target Population?
Give some demographic information: age, language, socio-economic information, other information.
How are you collecting the information? What is the method you are using? Face-to-face Interview? Telephone calls? Web?
What are you measuring? What questions are important from your survey?
Provide preliminary information. Descriptive statistics.
Discuss, in general, how your research would lead to a significant improvement over the original studies, and/or how it would benefit the field. (In other words, why should someone care? If you were applying for money to do this, why would someone fund you? If you wanted to publish your results, why would they be interesting?)

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This is the summary of the survey:

2001 Chilean Social Mobility Survey

Principal Investigator(s): Torche, Florencia, New York University; Wormald, Guillermo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile


The 2001 Chilean Social Mobility Survey examined inter-generational and intra-generational mobility in Chile. The data contain information on adult Chilean men’s education, migration, current job, first job, social origins (parents’ education, occupation, assets and living standards when the respondent was 14 years old), wife/partner, inter-generational transfers, household income and assets, respondent’s siblings and focal brother, and respondent’s opinions about inequality and determinants of economic well-being. Demographic variables include sex, age, education level, and socio-economic status.

Unit of Observation: individual, household

Universe: Chilean male population ages 24-69.

Time Period: 2001

Date of Collection: 2001-04-16–2001-06-10

Sample: Sampling design is probabilistic, nationally representative, stratified and multistage.

Time Method: Cross-sectional

Weight: The dataset contains a post-stratification weight variable (WEIGHT) which users may wish to apply during analysis.

Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview

Response Rates: 63 percent

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