There is no wealth index data in NFHS I (india 1992-1993) recoded files. Am I right?

Then what's this wealth index variable mentioned here: https://www.dhsprogram.com/programming/wealth%20index/India% 20DHS%201992-93/india%201992-93%20sps.pdf]]>

Would you be able to share the code that has been used to construct CWI for Liberia or any other country?

I searched for it in this forum but it looks like the code has not been shared.

There are coefficients for 2007, 2009, 2011 Liberia DHS datasets but not for 2013 dataset, which I need.

Have the coefficients been calculated for Liberia 2013 DHS data? If not, can the code be shared so that I can use it to construct it on my own?

Thank you so much.

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I am working with the 2015 Zimbabwe DHS to replicate the wealth quintiles. I want to apply the cut-off values to a wealth index we collected in rural Zimbabwe (we asked the same questions used in ZDHS 2015) to show how our sample compares to the population of Masvingo county (where our survey was fielded).

I have downloaded the principal component output for Zimbabwe 2015 from here: https://dhsprogram.com/topics/wealth-index/Wealth-Index-Cons truction.cfm.

I am trying to replicate the quintiles in Stata. But they are not exactly as in the spreadsheet provided.

Mean -.1347808

Std. Error of Mean .00903679

Median -.3942115

Mode .03433a

Std. Deviation .92749292

Minimum -1.63862

Maximum 3.24577

Percentiles

20 -1.0280612

40 -.6095050

60 -.0076580

80 .8723670

gen dejure = hv012

replace dejure = hv013 if hv012 == 0

gen HHMEMWT = (dejure*hv005)/1000000

. sum hv271 [aw=HHMEMWT]

Variable | Obs Weight Mean Std. Dev. Min Max

-------------+---------------------------------------------- -------------------

hv271 | 10,534 42909.8382 -183250.4 927336 -1638620 3245770

. _pctile hv271 [pw=HHMEMWT], nq(5)

. return list

scalars:

r(r1) = -1050290

r(r2) = -654000

r(r3) = -175310

r(r4) = 860240

. bysort hv270: sum hv271 [aw=HHMEMWT]

-> hv270 = poorest

Variable Obs Weight Mean Std. Dev. Min Max

hv271 1,758 8581.44865 -1267315 133072.1 -1638620 -1050780

-> hv270 = poorer

Variable Obs Weight Mean Std. Dev. Min Max

hv271 1,707 8581.49289 -851790.8 111743.7 -1050290 -654100

-> hv270 = middle

Variable Obs Weight Mean Std. Dev. Min Max

hv271 1,774 8582.97362 -441030.8 133150 -654000 -175310

-> hv270 = richer

Variable Obs Weight Mean Std. Dev. Min Max

hv271 2,690 8582.03223 409289.8 322580.7 -175210 860240

-> hv270 = richest

Variable Obs Weight Mean Std. Dev. Min Max

hv271 2,605 8581.89077 1234530 312694.8 860620 3245770

Many thanks!

Amy]]>

I am using Zimbabwe Standard DHS in 2015 and Mali Standard DHS, 2012-13.]]>

Thanks,

Kenzo]]>

Thank you!]]>

I wanted to calculate a comparable wealth index variable for Bangladesh DHS 2014, but the constant alpha and coefficient beta are missing in the Comparative Wealth Index (CWI) Coefficients datafile.

Could someone please share them with me?

Many thanks in advance!

Best,

Inez]]>

There seems to be an error in the spss code with respect to the calculation of combined wealth score using urban and rural scores. Please see the lines of code below, which can also be found on page 28 of "zimbabwe 2010-11 sps.pdf" (attached and can be assessed via link http://dhsprogram.com/programming/wealth%20index/Zimbabwe%20 DHS%202010-11/zimbabwe%202010-11%20sps.pdf) :

*** Calculate combined wealth score from Urban and Rural Scores.

compute combscor=0.

print formats combscor (F11.5).

** Urban.

if (hv025 = 1) combscor=1.120+0.454* URB1.

** Rural.

if (hv025 = 2) combscor=(-0/579)+0.607* RUR1.

Please kindly confirm if the constant of Rural Score should be -0.579 instead of -0/579.

Thank you very much.]]>