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Understanding education completed in single years in Nigeria's Household Data 2013 [message #12175] Wed, 05 April 2017 11:21 Go to next message
MuhammadMal14 is currently offline  MuhammadMal14
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Hello,

I am doing a research project on Nigeria and I am using the household survey data file from the year 2013 and 2008. In the 2013 household data file, you have multiple variables for education completed in single years from hv108_01 to hv108_35. I just wanted to ask you what do the numbers from 1 to 35 represent? And if I have to combine household data on education completion for the entire year do i have to sum up all of these variables from hv108_01 to hv108_35?

Thank you so much.
Re: Understanding education completed in single years in Nigeria's Household Data 2013 [message #12176 is a reply to message #12175] Wed, 05 April 2017 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, A response from technical expert, Mr. Trevor Croft:
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1 to 35 are for each individual household member, with the maximum being 35 members in a household.
I would suggest that the user might want to use the Person's recode (PR) file. Where each household member has a separate record and thus you will only find hv108 without any suffix.


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Re: Understanding education completed in single years in Nigeria's Household Data 2013 [message #12247 is a reply to message #12176] Sun, 16 April 2017 02:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MuhammadMal14 is currently offline  MuhammadMal14
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Hello,

Thank you so much for your reply. I have an additional question. So if 1 to 35 represents the members of the household and we are just interested in the education of the household head then does _1 represents the household head?

Thank you so much once again.

Best,
Re: Understanding education completed in single years in Nigeria's Household Data 2013 [message #12639 is a reply to message #12247] Wed, 28 June 2017 06:56 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
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