Community participation to refine measures of socio-economic status in urban slum settings in Kenya.

@article{Ngongo2007CommunityPT,
  title={Community participation to refine measures of socio-economic status in urban slum settings in Kenya.},
  author={Carrie Jane Ngongo and Florence Alice Mathingau and Heather Maria Burke and William R. Brieger and Kevin David Frick and Kimberly Sue Chapman and Robert F. Breiman},
  journal={International quarterly of community health education},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          33-49
        }
}
Ownership of household durable assets can be a useful proxy for determining relative socio-economic status in a community, but the assets that should be measured are not always unambiguous. Often the selection of asset variables has been ad hoc or not well explained in the literature. Although the benefits of conducting focus groups to design surveys are widely recognized, the use of focus groups to adapt community-specific asset indices has not previously been reported in Kenya. This article… CONTINUE READING
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