12 Part Series
This course focuses on two main topics: first, it lays out a conceptual framework for understanding the links between household consumption, income, and wealth, and their importance for the measurement of living standards; second, it offers practical guidelines for survey design and data collection, in the specific context of household income and wealth modules. The materials were developed for use by lecturers or instructors, though the materials are also suitable for those who seek to learn on their own. Instructors in higher education institutions are encouraged to adapt the material (syllabus, instructor manual and training slides) to their own teaching needs. The course was developed under the C4D2 Training Initiative with the support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). The development of the material was led by Giovanni Vecchi (Team Leader), Nicola Amendola, Giulia Mancini, and Sédi-Anne Boukaka, from the University of Rome "Tor Vergata” The team benefitted from inputs from the Bank of Italy (Team lead: Giovanni D’Alessio), Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) (Team lead: Federico Polidoro), the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team of the World Bank, and participants to a C4D2 Training initiative session in Perugia.