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Zimbabwe 2015 DHS migration variable (v105) [message #12270] Wed, 19 April 2017 05:46 Go to next message
fary is currently offline  fary
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The 2015 datasets have a variable called v105 described as "type of place of previous residence". The value labels are 1 for 'town' and 2 for 'city'. Is it possible to distinguish this by rural or urban location as is done for the variable v102 ("type of place of residence")? I would like to create a variable capturing whether an individual moved from a rural to a rural location or from a rural to an urban location, etc. How can I tell whether 'town' is referring to an urban or rural area?

Thank you in advance.
Re: Zimbabwe 2015 DHS migration variable (v105) [message #12388 is a reply to message #12270] Mon, 08 May 2017 16:38 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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I believe these are incorrectly labeled. Coding for this variable should be:
. lab list V105
           0 capital, large city
           1 city
           2 town
           3 countryside
           4 abroad
However, in Zimbabwe 2015 the only categories in the questionnaire are Urban and Rural, which should have been recoded to codes 2 and 3 in this case (codes 0-2 being urban, and code 3 being rural). The good news for you is that code 1 means urban and code 2 means rural in the current dataset. This will probably be corrected in the next iteration of the dataset.
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