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How to create the variable "family arrangement" [message #1215] Thu, 23 January 2014 07:26 Go to next message
flaviaaa is currently offline  flaviaaa
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Hey all,

I am using Brazil data (DHS 1996). I do need to create the variable "family arrangement".
It`s seems to be derived from "relationship to head" variable.
Can you help me? Do you have a syntax for this?

Thank you,
Re: How to create the variable "family arrangement" [message #1442 is a reply to message #1215] Wed, 26 February 2014 09:17 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Here is a response from one of our Senior Data Processing Specialists, Noureddine Abderrahim.

It is best to use the persons (or household members) file to produce the "family arrangement". You won't have to deal with the index. All members of the household are treated the same way.

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