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Pakistan 2012-13 Household Schedule [message #15062] Tue, 29 May 2018 13:06 Go to next message
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I'm interested in determining whether an individual respondent's parent's are living in the same area as their daughter. In the Household Respondent dataset, I know that variable HV101 gives the relationship that a respondent has to the head of household (this same information is available in variable V150 in the Individual Recode dataset). I've been unable to locate a variable that specifically states the geographic place of residence of an individual's parents, however. The guide to these datasets suggets that the Household Schedule should have information on parental residance, so I wanted to check if I overlooked another variable with that information, or if relation to household head is the closest I can get.

Thank you for your time.

Lou
Re: Pakistan 2012-13 Household Schedule [message #15064 is a reply to message #15062] Tue, 29 May 2018 14:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

Parental survival and coresidence (in the same household) is given for ages 0-17 in the household survey as variables hv111-hv114. Young women age 15-17 can be linked to the PR file, and you can find whether they are living in the same household as their parents, but no information is available after age 17, and there is no information about whether they may reside in the same geographic area. You may be able to do something with some survey-specific variables about migration in the household file, sh21-sh26. I don't believe these variables are in the IR file, but you could merge the PR and IR files and then you would have that information on the records for the individual respondents. sh25 gives the reason for the move, one of which could be marriage.

Re: Pakistan 2012-13 Household Schedule [message #15096 is a reply to message #15064] Fri, 01 June 2018 18:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks a ton for your help--I think the variables you identified will be useful. I had a quick question on the merging of the Individual and household member datasets. Per the instructions on the DHS webpage (https://dhsprogram.com/data/Merging-Datasets.cfm), I combined the hv001, hv002, and hvidx variables in the household member survey, and v001, v002, and v003 in the Individual recode into the same variables. The resulting variables seem to more or less correspond to one another, but the variable that results from combining v001, v002, v003 in Individual Recode has some repeat values. I think these repeat values would affect the merge, and just wanted to double check if my process is correct.

Thanks again for your time.
Re: Pakistan 2012-13 Household Schedule [message #15111 is a reply to message #15064] Mon, 04 June 2018 18:30 Go to previous message
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Never mind, this was a result from some idiosyncrasies in the merge in my code. Thank you!
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