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TitleGhana living standards survey : report of the fifth round (GLSS 5)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsGhana Statistical Service -Accra, GH, GSS
Paginationxv, 131 p. : fig., tab.
Date Published2008-09-01
PublisherGhana Statistical Service, GSS
Place PublishedAccra, Ghana
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, access to water, demography, education, evaluation, ghana, health, housing, living conditions, sdiafr, sdiman, statistics

This report presents the main results of the Fifth Round of the Ghana Living Standards
Survey (GLSS 5) and focuses on the household as a key socio-economic unit and provides valuable insights into living conditions in Ghana. The GLSS 5 is a nation-wide survey which collected detailed information on topics, including demographic characteristics of respondents and all aspects of living conditions including health, education, housing, household income, consumption and expenditure, credit, assets and savings, prices and employment. Two new sections namely tourism and migrants & remittances were introduced. The survey also introduced a special module on Non-Farm Household Enterprises. A nationally representative sample of 8,687 households in 580 enumeration areas, containing 37,128 households members were covered in GLSS5.
The report mentions that about 73 percent of urban households have access to pipe-borne water compared to only 14 percent of rural households. Only one out of every ten households in Ghana (22.2 percent in urban and 1.1 percent in rural) has access to a flush toilet.

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Original PublicationGhana living standards survey report of the fourth round




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