What is the Colombian Longitudinal Survey – ELCA?
ELCA is a longitudinal survey that follows approximately 10000 colombian households in rural and urban areas every three years. Its aim is to follow the same households during 12 years, up today ELCA has followed them for 6 years.
The main objective of the survey is to understand better the social and economic changes that the households and their members experienced. For this reason, ELCA provides information regarding households’ behavior and its effects on their well-being.
The survey started on the Center for Studies on Economic Development (CEDE) of the School of Economics of the Universidad de los Andes during the first semester of 2007.