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Literature Survey

     The users can obtain brief results, which includes extensive information, from this page. The following steps should be taken to obtain relevant informaiton: There are currently eleven criteria to query. The first criteria address information about estimated variables. Choose a variable definition from estimated variable box and click on “addthecategory” button to active it. After adding it you will see a check box and +/- symbols left next to the variable. If you want to do a query in general term check the box (and determine another criteria if you want) and click on search to get a table for the results of the query. Alternatively, if you want to do a more detailed query, click on the +/- symbols, then the system will offer more specific variable explanation. Depending on the variable you can reach more specific variables more than one step. Before searching do not forget to check the box on the left next to the variable. You cannot use the check boxes for general and specific variables together. If you want to query in general terms, you must to close the specific variables clicking +/- symbols.

    There are more criteria available for selection in the boxes such as model, data types and so on. After choosing the criteria, clicking the “search” button creates the table, which includes the explanatory variables and the direction and significance of these variables for the relevant variable estimated. Click an explanatory variables or main group of an explanatory variable to learn the name of the paper in which the explanatory variables are used to estimate. There are four boxes in the bottom of the page provided present these paper names. After clicking a paper name in these boxes, click the “go to the paper” to see the page of the paper and click the “go to the summary of the paper” to see the summary results of the paper. Some abbreviations have been used to save space. The abbreviations file presents the abbreviations and the exact variable names associated with them. More information can be obtained from the relevant papers.

individual option

to get the the summary results about a specific study, please choose a paper and click the search button

country option

to see which countries’ data sets are used by the countries by means of the researchers who did these research, please choose a country and click the search button