Harmonised Households: Ménages à Ménager (HHMM)

Author: Alex Fanghanel; Coordinators: Ernestina Coast and Sara Randall, 2010-20012
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Disciplines: anthropology, demography, development studies, human geography.
Topics / themes: socio-demographic processes (demographic trends, family structure, intergenerational relations and transfers).
Units of comparison: demographic units (households, age groups, families, generations); spatial units (countries, Burkino Faso, France, Senegal, Uganda, UK, rural areas, communities); administration (central, regional and local government, NGOs).
Concepts:socio-demographic processes (household, generation, family, caring; values (intergenerational solidarity).
Funding: national research agencies (Economic and Social Research Council, Agence Nationale de la Recherche).
Theoretical underpinnings: social constructionism.
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Methodological issues: bias (interviewer), comparability, interpretation, measurement equivalence (conceptual), reflexivity, reliability, research cultures, representativeness, translation, reliability, validity.

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