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Name of current place of residence [message #11187] Wed, 16 November 2016 11:07 Go to next message
cportner is currently offline  cportner
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All adult respondents are asked "How long have you been living continuously in (NAME OF THE CURRENT PLACE OF RESIDENCE)?" How is the name generated and in how much detail?

Particularly what we are trying to figure out is whether the respondent is asked about the current city, say Mumbai, or a particular part/neighborhood of the city. I realized that in the original DHS surveys this question was included to create an index of rural to urban migration, but given the growth of mega-cities I was wondering if it still only asks about the city. We need the information to try to establish migration in and out of the slum areas that are surveyed in NFHS-3.

Claus Portner
Re: Name of current place of residence [message #11189 is a reply to message #11187] Wed, 16 November 2016 14:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fredarnold is currently offline  fredarnold
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In rural areas, the village name is substituted for (NAME OF CURRENT PLACE OF RESIDENCE). In urban areas, the place of residence is the neighborhood, not the entire city.
Re: Name of current place of residence [message #11190 is a reply to message #11189] Wed, 16 November 2016 14:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cportner is currently offline  cportner
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Thank you very much for the fast response. Two quick follow-up questions:

1. So, if somebody is currently living in a slum and respond that they are born in the neighborhood we can be relatively confident that they have lived in the slum their entire lifewith the potential caveat that the area may have become a slum in-between their birth and the survey date?

2. Is there any information on how large a neighborhood is (sq km, population, etc)?

Claus Portner
Re: Name of current place of residence [message #11191 is a reply to message #11190] Wed, 16 November 2016 15:29 Go to previous message
fredarnold is currently offline  fredarnold
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1. It's correct that if someone is currently living in a slum area and they report that they have always lived in that neighborhood that it is likely that they have lived in a slum their whole life, but as you correctly point out, the area might not have been a slum at some point during their life.

2. There is no definition of what constitutes a neighborhood.
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