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Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies

Discipline: Multidisciplinary Studies

The Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (JMDS) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal which aims to publish biannually finest research articles in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology and other subject areas. Submitted papers should describe original and previously unpublished works, not currently under review by another

JMDS provides a platform for dissemination of research findings, new research areas and techniques, conceptual developments and articles with practical applications and contribution to society.

Framework on Alternative Resource Index for Unobtainable Actual income: A Case for Primary School Learners
Mary Ann Faller Daclan

This paper focuses on the methodology involved in obtaining economic resource index from nine- year-old or third-grade learners who could not give accurate or estimated income information of their families. Instead of direct income information, the research instrument used a formulation of a resource index encompassing elements that a child can observe in her or his immediate surroundings, such as material possessions, parents' occupation, and housing conditions. The research instrument was tailored-fit for the very young respondents to easily answer the two response choices of "yes" and "no" corresponding to the commonly observable items in the resource index’ tri-components of material possession, parents’ occupation, and housing condition. The process detailed the scoring guidelines for categorizing the respondents' family economic resources into three levels: high, average, and low.

KEYWORDS: Unobtainable Actual Income, Alternative Resource Index, Primary School Learners, Economic Capital
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