The Asian Barometer Survey Wave 4 2013-2016: Social Mobility uses 3 items related to perceived status of poverty of self, parents, and children, from the Asian Barometer Survey Wave 4, a global survey that aims to explore citizens’ attitudes toward democracy, governance and political reform. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.
Geographies Tested: Cambodia,China,Indonesia,Japan,Korea, South,Malaysia,Mongolia,Myanmar (Burma),Philippines,Singapore,Taiwan,Thailand,Vietnam
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
Imagine a staircase with 10 steps where the poorest people are on the first step and the richest on the tenth step.
1. Where would you put yourself on this staircase?
2. Where would you put your parents on this staircase?
3. Where do you think your children will be on this staircase?
Scale from 1 to 10 (Poorest to Richest)
Do not understand the question - 97
Can’t choose - 98
Decline to answer - 99
Global Barometer Surveys. (2016). Asian Barometer Survey of Democracy, Governance and Development. https://www.globalbarometer.net/survey_qu
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