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Identifying items for wealth factor score calculation [message #14230] Wed, 07 March 2018 13:14
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As part of a current project, we have been working to replicate the DHS index calculations, and a few questions (only a few!) have come up that I was hoping you might be able to answer (or at least point me to the right person). I've listed them in order of importance.

1. A number of surveys have a variable for domestic laborer in the household that are not present in the Household recode datasets. The household roster section does not have a specific designation for this, though some surveys have the question included in the questionnaire, it appears there is no place to record it. Where did this variable come from?

2. PY 1990 and JO 1990 Both have a set of households that are coded as having the same value for the DHS Index but clearly have separate suites of assets.

3. NP 2001 It appears livestock and agricultural land variables are not included in the household dataset and we assume they come from the women's dataset. However how are households handled if they don't have women? Where are the livestock and land variables taken from?

Any advice you have on these would be greatly grateful.
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