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Study Report

Study Number: CB-545-009-1-1-Zimbabewe-WLDBK-1993

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Firm level survey in Zimbabwe, 1993-1995.  [machine-readable data file] / World Bank  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: World Bank  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 11/2/2004

Number of Files Received: 13

Comments: Data files are stored in self-expandable, exe format. There are three waves. The first two waves contain infomration about surveyed firms and their workers. Wave 3 only has data on those surveyed firms. Data files are in Stata and Excel format. Users are asked to read this confidetiality agreement before they use the data. For methodology used for this survey, please go to this site.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 10/24/2004

Documentation: Questionnaire files are in PDF format.

Abstract: The RPED industrial surveys for Zimbabwe were conducted during the winter in June-July 1993, 1994, and 1995, and used a sample of manufacturing firms in four sectors: food processing, textile and garments (including leather and footwear), woodworking and furniture, and metalworking. For a firm to be included in the sample it should employ at least five employees (including owner-managers) and be in a position to make its own investment decisions (i.e. it should not be a totally dependent subsidiary and it should have separate accounts). The sample includes both registered formal sector enterpri≠ses and unregistered informal ones (remark: it has been implicitly assumed that there are no informal enterprises with more than 50 employees). In case a selected firm was unwilling to cooperate or could not be found, the most suitable replacement was selected. The number of firms surveyed in each wave was 201, 203 and 192 respectively. In the first and second rounds of the Survey (June-July 1993 and 1994) a maximum of 10 workers were interviewed in each firm (fewer than 10 workers in firms with less than 10 employees). The fact that not all workers were interviewed in firms with more than 10 workers implies that workers in large firms are underrepresented in the sample. Each firm was asked to indicate how many workers it employed in each of 10 broad occupational categories: management, administration and clerical, technical (primarily engineers and scientists), sales, equipment maintenance and repair, factory supervisors and foremen, skilled production workers, semi-skilled and unskilled production, support staff (janitors, night watchmen, canteen staff), and apprentices. The sample was drawn according to these occupational categories in proportion to their representation in the firmís total labor force. In the second round were interviewed only those workers that were also in the first round sample. No workers were interviewed in the third round.

Media/File Reports:

7334 (CD-ROM)
7335 (CD-ROM)