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The Socio-Economic Impacts of Ebola in Sierra Leone : Results from a High Frequency Cell Phone Survey, Round 3

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Abstract: As of June 7, 2015, Sierra Leone had reported more than 12,900 cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and over 3,900 deaths since the outbreak began. In recent months, substantial progress has been made, with a maximum of 15 new cases per week reported following a nationwide lockdown and information campaign at the end of March. The Government of Sierra Leone, with support from the World Bank Group, has been conducting mobile phone surveys with the aim of capturing the key socio-economic effects of the virus. Three rounds of data collection have been conducted, in November 2014, January-February 2015, and May 2015. The survey was given to household heads for whom cell phone numbers were recorded during the nationally-representative Labor Force Survey conducted in July and August 2014. Overall, 66 percent of the 4,199 households sampled in that survey had cell phones, although this coverage was uneven across the country, with higher levels in urban areas (82 percent) than rural areas (43 percent). Of those with cell phones, 51 percent were surveyed in all three rounds, and 79 percent were reached in at least one round. The results for the third round of the survey, which contacted 1,715 households, focus mainly on employment, agriculture, food security and prices, and health service utilization, covering predominantly urban areas where cell phone coverage is highest, but including rural areas as much as possible given the sample available.
Type: Report
Economic & Sector Work
Economic & Sector Work :: Other Poverty Study
Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22037
Subject: JOBS
EMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT RATE
EQUIPMENT
PHONE NUMBERS
PRODUCTION
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
FOOD CONSUMPTION
INCOME
GOVERNMENT REVENUES
INFORMATION
LABOR FORCE
SERVICES
JOB
EFFECTS
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
HOUSEHOLD ENTERPRISES
HEALTH
INFORMAL ECONOMIES
EMPLOYMENT RATES
PRICE
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION
JOB LOSSES
PRIMARY REASON
LABOR MARKET
DATA
ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
COMMERCE
TRAINING
EMPLOYMENT LEVELS
PHONE NUMBER
DATES
WORKER
CELL PHONE
UNEMPLOYED
ATTRITION
TRANSFERS
MARKETS
ORGANIZATIONS
CONSULTANT
SELF EMPLOYMENT
LABOR SHORTAGES
LABOR
COCOA
RADIO
PHONE
AVERAGE WAGES
FOOD SECURITY
WORKERS
BUSINESS OPERATIONS
WAGES
EMPLOYMENT SITUATION
CONTACT INFORMATION
SOCIAL SERVICES
TOTAL WAGE
BASIC NEEDS
LAYOFF
RESULTS
HOUSEHOLD ENTERPRISE
PARTICIPATION
VALUE
MOBILE PHONE
ELECTRICITY
HYGIENE
ORANGE
WORKING CAPITAL
URBAN AREAS
HOUSEHOLD
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
AGRICULTURE
YOUTH
LABOR MARKET OUTCOMES
LAYOFFS
EARNING
MARKET
FOOD
ECONOMIC RECOVERY
WAGE SECTOR
RESULT
FOOD INSECURITY
FOOD DISTRIBUTION
CELL PHONES
VIRUS
SECURITY
CLINICS
BUSINESSES
BUSINESS
PHONES
RISK
HOUSEHOLDS
RURAL AREAS
SUPPLY
FOOD FOR WORK
EMPLOYEE
BUSINESS CENTERS
SEASONAL LABOR
FACILITIES
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
RICE
WORKING HOURS
INTERVENTIONS
COMMUNITY
CUSTOMERS
SUPPLIERS
HOSPITALS
LABOR MARKETS
OUTCOMES
FOODS
ENTERPRISE SECTOR
COMMODITY
FEMALE
PRIVATE SECTORS
SERVICE
DISTRICTS
WAGE EMPLOYMENT
PRICES
INNOVATIONS
LABOR SHORTAGE
EMPLOYEES




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