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Calculate wealth index for Bangladesh DHS 1999-00 [message #11976] Tue, 14 March 2017 17:26 Go to next message
bakerchowdhury
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Hi,
I was trying to calculate wealth index for the BDHS 1999-00 (for women data) in SPSS using the syntax provided at http://dhsprogram.com/topics/wealth-index/Wealth-Index-Const ruction.cfm.
I used exactly the same code from the pdf file and but I am getting the following errors.

index.php?t=getfile&id=691&private=0

For the data I used BDIR41FL. I also attached the syntax file I used.

Thanks for your help.
Baker
Re: Calculate wealth index for Bangladesh DHS 1999-00 [message #12022 is a reply to message #11976] Mon, 20 March 2017 17:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bakerchowdhury
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It seems that the code provided on the DHS website requires a dataset named BDASSETS.DAT. However, I was not able to download any data file named like that.
Any help in figuring out the difficulty would be much appreciated.

Regards,
Baker
Re: Calculate wealth index for Bangladesh DHS 1999-00 [message #12032 is a reply to message #12022] Tue, 21 March 2017 10:43 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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The BDASSETS dataset was an extracted dataset based on the Bangladesh HR file. We do not have a copy of this file, but you could reconstruct it using the HR file, and recoding the water source, toilet facilities, wall, floor and other similar variables into dichotomous variables for each category. Note that not all variables in that data file are needed for the wealth index.
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