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Merging Child and Household Data [message #14071] Fri, 09 February 2018 10:20 Go to next message
hkj3 is currently offline  hkj3
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Hey I have a few questions.

I am trying to analyse the relationship between child undernutrition and foreign aid in Malawi at the sub-regional level.
I will be using SPSS data for the Malawi years of 2010 and 2015/6.

I understand in order to get the child's district (variable) that I have to merge the child and household datasets.
But as the household is more hierarchical, would I be unable to have the child as the unit of analysis ?

Thank you,
Hillary J
Re: Merging Child and Household Data [message #14084 is a reply to message #14071] Mon, 12 February 2018 13:03 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

The heights and weights of children are measured as part of the household interview and are included in the household (PR) file. That file also includes all the geographic information. There is no need to use the KR file. Moreover, the KR file omits children in the household whose mother is not also in the household. If you use the PR file you will get a more representative sample of all children in Malawi.
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