Sometimes, the respondent will not be able to recall how much was spent in previous years. In this case, you should follow the following procedures:
· See if somebody else in the household can answer the questions that are difficult for the respondent.
· Ask the respondent if expenses were higher or lower than in the most recent year, then ask how much higher. This way, you might get the respondent to settle on an estimated amount for the schooling expenses on each child.
· If respondent cannot recall the exact total amount spent on child's education, use these difference codes to indicate how the expenses compared to this year's expenses:
X96 - same as 2003
X97 - less than 2003
X98 - more than 2003
X99 - Don't know
Make sure to write the X if you are using the above difference codes.