I. Housing Characteristics

I. Housing Characteristics Module of CHARLS 2013

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I001_INTRO

INTRO:Next we will ask some questions about your housing characteristics.

INTRO:NEXT WE WILL ASK SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS.
 
I001

THE TYPE OF AREA OF THE BUILDING

WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION AREA OF YOUR RESIDENCE? (SQUARE METERS)
 
If THE TYPE OF AREA OF THE BUILDING > 500 »
 
   
 
ERRORRANGEMAX

Exceeding upper limit of range

YOU'VE ENTERED A VALUE THAT IS GREATER THAN The maximum value of range , IF IT'S NOT CORRECT, PLEASE GO BACK AND CORRECT IT.
   
I002

What is the total housing land area

WHAT IS THE TOTAL HOUSING LAND AREA (ZHAIJIDI)(SQUARE METERS)
 
If What is the total housing land area > 1000 »
 
   
 
ERRORRANGEMAX

Exceeding upper limit of range

YOU'VE ENTERED A VALUE THAT IS GREATER THAN The maximum value of range , IF IT'S NOT CORRECT, PLEASE GO BACK AND CORRECT IT.
   
I003

Is your residence used for business as well?

IS YOUR RESIDENCE USED FOR BUSINESS AS WELL?
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I004

What type of structure is this building?

WHAT TYPE OF STRUCTURE IS THIS BUILDING? IS IT CONCRETE AND STEEL, MIXED STRUCTURE, BRICKS AND WOOD, WOOD, BAMBOO, GRASS OR OTHER?
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I005

When was this house built?

WHEN WAS THIS HOUSE BUILT?(YEAR)
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If When was this house built? was assigned an EMPTY value or When was this house built? was not answered »
 
   
 
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year

IF R IS UNCLEAR ABOUT YEAR, CHOOSE:
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I006

Is the building one story or multi-level building?

IS THE BUILDING ONE STORY OR MULTI-LEVEL BUILDING?
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If Is the building one story or multi-level building? = 1 »
 
   
 
I007

Is the story independent or compound?

IS THE STORY INDEPENDENT OR COMPOUND?
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ElseIf Is the building one story or multi-level building? = 2 »
 
   
 
I008

Which story is this building on?

WHICH STORY IS THIS BUILDING ON?
   
 
If Which story is this building on? > 1 »
 
     
   
I009

Does it has elevator?

DOES IT HAS ELEVATOR?
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I010

Are there any handicapped facilities

ARE THERE ANY HANDICAPPED FACILITIES (E.G., NON-STAIR RAMP)?
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If Are there any handicapped facilities = 2 »
 
   
 
I011

How many steps

HOW MANY STEPS HAD TO BE CLIMBED TO GET TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE HOUSEHOLD'S FLAT?

[IWER: DO NOT COUNT STEPS IF AN ELEVATOR IS AVAILABLE. ]
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Question Combination

 
I012

How many bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens

HOW MANY BEDROOMS, LIVING ROOMS, BATHROOMS, AND KITCHENS ARE THERE IN YOUR RESIDENCE? ___BEDROOMS___LIVING ROOMS___TOILETS___KITCHENS___BALCONY
 
I012_1

How many bedrooms

BEDROOMS
 
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How many living rooms

LIVING ROOMS
 
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How many toilets

TOILETS
 
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How many kitchens

KITCHENS
 
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How many balcony

BALCONY
 

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If How many bedrooms > 20 or How many living rooms > 20 or How many toilets > 20 or How many kitchens > 20 or How many balcony > 20 »
 
   
 
ERRORRANGEMAX

Exceeding upper limit of range

YOU'VE ENTERED A VALUE THAT IS GREATER THAN The maximum value of range , IF IT'S NOT CORRECT, PLEASE GO BACK AND CORRECT IT.
   
If How many toilets = 0 »
 
   
 
I013

How far is the nearest toilet to your house?

HOW FAR IS THE NEAREST TOILET TO YOUR HOUSE?(METERS)
   
 
If How far is the nearest toilet to your house? > 500 »
 
     
   
ERRORRANGEMAX

Exceeding upper limit of range

YOU'VE ENTERED A VALUE THAT IS GREATER THAN The maximum value of range , IF IT'S NOT CORRECT, PLEASE GO BACK AND CORRECT IT.
     
I014

What is the type of toilet?

WHAT IS THE TYPE OF TOILET?
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I015

Is the toilet flushable?

IS THE TOILET FLUSHABLE?
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I016

Does your residence have electricity?

DOES YOUR RESIDENCE HAVE ELECTRICITY?
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I017

Does your residence have running water?

DOES YOUR RESIDENCE HAVE RUNNING WATER?
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I018

Is there in-house shower or bath facility? What type?

IS THERE IN-HOUSE SHOWER OR BATH FACILITY? WHAT TYPE?
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I019

Does your residence have coal gas or natural gas supply?

DOES YOUR RESIDENCE HAVE COAL GAS OR NATURAL GAS SUPPLY?
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I020

Does your residence have heating?

DOES YOUR RESIDENCE HAVE HEATING?
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If Does your residence have heating? = 2 »
 
   
 
I021

What is the main heating energy source?

WHAT IS THE MAIN HEATING ENERGY SOURCE?
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I022

What is the main heating energy source?

WHAT IS THE MAIN HEATING ENERGY SOURCE?
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I023

Does your residence have a telephone connection?

DOES YOUR RESIDENCE HAVE A TELEPHONE CONNECTION?
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I024

Does your residence have broad-band internet connection?

DOES YOUR RESIDENCE HAVE BROAD-BAND INTERNET CONNECTION?
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I025

How clear and tity is in this household?

[INTERVIEWER RECORDS IT ]HOW CLEAR AND TITY IS IN THIS HOUSEHOLD?
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I026

How is the temperature in this household?

[INTERVIEWER RECORDS IT ] HOW IS THE TEMPERATURE IN THIS HOUSEHOLD?
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I027

Notice

[IWER: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TO THE RESPONDENTS.]

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME! CHARLS PROGRAMME MIGHT CALL YOU TO ASSURE I HAVE INTERVIEWED YOU, HOPE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT IT.


 
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