Data Release Policy
November 5, 2015
As part of the USDOL-Tulane contract, Tulane University was tasked with conducting nationally representative surveys of child labor in the cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana during the 2013/14 main cocoa harvest season that yield information on household demographics and socioeconomic status; estimated number of children working in the cocoa sector; working conditions of children on cocoa farms; origin and mode of recruitment of hired child labor; as well as school attendance of children in the cocoa growing areas. These surveys followed the same methodology used in Tulane's 2008/09 surveys of child labor in the cocoa growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
The data files from this survey research are made available free of charge to registered users. Due to the sensitive nature of some of the survey questions and in order to ensure the protection and confidentiality of the child and adult respondents, potentially identifying information has been modified or removed from the data sets. The following changes and modification have been made:
1. Questionnaire Identifiers – Questionnaire identifiers created for the purpose of sampling and field data supervision are not released (including the interviewer names, household listing information, etc.).
2. Names and Contact Information of Respondents – The names and contact information of the survey respondents have been removed from the data sets. This includes addresses and telephone numbers.
3. Names and Contact Information of Individuals Identified by Respondents – The names and contact information of individuals identified by the respondents have also been removed. This includes all indicators that directly identify another member of the respondent’s household. This also includes the names and contact information of other individuals identified by the respondents.
4. Village Names and Other Geographic Information - Some geographic information has been removed including information on the census enumeration areas/districts in which the data were collected, the names of the villages and settlements in which the research was carried out, and administrative identifiers below regional level.
5. Age Information – The following modifications have been made to the age information provided by the survey respondents. Age information collected as part of the Household Interview, the Head of Household/Caregiver Interview, and the Child Interview has been re-coded into intervals. The following age brackets have been created:
Age information is not released for the respondents included in any of the smaller data sets.
6. Information on Ethnic Group, Religion, Nationality & Country of Birth – The following modifications have been made to the indicators measuring ethnic group, religion, nationality and country of birth to protect minorities among the survey respondents. For Household Interview, Head of Household/Caregiver Interview and Child Interview , all ethnic groups, religions, nationalities and countries of birth represented by fewer than 10 respondents have been re-coded as "Other.” Information on ethnic group, religion, nationality and country of birth is not provided for any of the smaller data sets.
7. Additional Data Sets – In addition to the large household surveys, Tulane collected data from smaller samples of key informants. These data sets are released if a minimum number of respondents has been interviewed (10 or more respondents per data set) and if through the removal of (a) names and contact information, (b) village names and administrative identifiers below regional level, and (c) key demographic information (age and gender of respondent, ethnic group and religion, citizenship and country of birth as well as work history and educational background characteristics) the confidentiality of the respondents can be ensured.
The following data sets are released: Community Leader Interviews, Adult Worker Interviews, Head of Household Adult Worker Interviews, Teacher Interviews, Health Center Interviews, Cocoa Shed Interviews, Cocoa Depot Interviews, Infrastructure Checklists.
The following data sets are not released: Border Guard and Law Enforcement Interviews, Project Interviews and Côte d'Ivoire Cocoa Shed Interviews.
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