:: Demographic and Environmental Change in Nangrong ::
:: Background
          In 1984, the Institute for Population and Social Research received support from the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada, to conduct a baseline survey about social, economic, and health status of both household and community levels from fifty-one villages at Nangrong district, Buriram Province in the northeastern region of Thailand.

          The purpose of the survey is to gathering data to support the project of Community Based Integrated Rural Development Project (CBIRD) which plan to operate by the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) at village level in Nangrong area.
House in the village in1984 Group discussion with selected village informants was employed
to collect village information
           The field work started on early March of 1984 and finished late June of the same year. The investigation comprised of sociologists, anthropologists, economists, and medical doctors. The major part of the baseline survey consisted of two types of questionnaires.

           First, a questionnaires to determine village profiles. Purposive sampling method was used to select village. A group discussion method with selected village informants was employed to collect village information. These informants included village headman, village headman assistants, village health volunteers, community development volunteers, housewife's club officers, etc.

           Second, a household questionnaire to collect both individual and household level information. The respondents selected for interview are either the household head or spouse. The data collected consist of some basic information of each individual in the household.

           These included such variables as age, gender, education, occupation, marital status, contraceptive use, migration, amount of land owned, house renovation time, household assets, household production resources, household animal husbandry activity, household sanitation and environment status, household members participation in interest groups and local politics issue etc.
Water pump and walking tractor that use for
agricultural activities
Itan truct
:: Investigation team for 1984 survey
Project Administration
Project director - Pramote Prasartkul
Deputy director - Aphichat Chamratrithirong
Co-ordinators - Buppha Siriassamee
- Khanchana Tangchonlatip
Treasurers - Aurapan Hunchangsith
- Chutakan Atitananan
Principle Investigators
Population and Sociology - Aphichat Chamratrithirong
Economics and Agriculture - Boonlert Leoprapai
Health and Nutrition - Yawarat Porapakkham
Anthropology - Chai Podhisita
Field organizers - Buppha Sirirassamee
- Khanchana Tangchonlatip
- Kulwaradda Singha
- Varachai Thongthai
- Yothin Sawangdee
Publication Contributors
Economics and Agriculture - Boonlert Leoprapai
Population and Sociology - Aphichat Chamratrithirong
- Chai Podhisita
- Pramote Prasartkul
Health and Nutrition - Mandhana Pradipasen
- Rattanaporn Charoenpong
- Somjai Pramanpol
- Yawarat Porapakkham
- Chai Podhisita
Anthropology - Kulwaradda Singha
- Yothin Sawangdee
- Kerry Richter
In 1994, there is a collaborative project between Institute for Population and Social Research and the Carolina Population Center. The purpose of the study is to investigate the consequence of social change on demographic behavior. The samples are the old and new households that located in the same village of the 1984 survey. Details of this project are available at http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/nangrong/
House in the village in1984  
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