Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES) provide a wealth of information with both macro-and microeconomic applications, including rebasing the household component to GDP and the consumer price index, as well as providing insight into household production and consumption habits. The Republic of the Marshall Island’s 2019/20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey – the second since its inaugural in 2002 – has resulted in the production of this compendium of analyses titled ‘Poverty, food consumption, labour, and household income and expenditure in the Marshall Islands: a compendium of analyses of the 2019/20 Household Income and Expenditure Survey’.
The compendium presents information on poverty, food consumption, labour, and household income and expenditure. The compendium therefore identifies population groups in Marshall Islands who are, for example, in poverty or food insecure, which means they have insufficient resources at their disposal to secure food and other basic needs, such as shelter, education and healthcare. The compendium also presents information on the labour market of the Marshall Islands in order to identify those who do not have access to decent work, such as youth and women. These analyses were designed for numerous data users, including those in social protection, nutrition, labour, agriculture and fisheries, education and health, as well as across important themes, such as gender and social development.
The Economic Policy, Planning and Statistics Office (EPPSO), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are acknowledged for their important contribution to the RMI 2019/20 HIES and the production of the compendium of analyses ‘Poverty, consumption, labour, and household income and expenditure in the Marshall Islands based on analysis of the 2019/20 household income and expenditure survey’.
Read the Marshall Islands Compendium.