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Household members as unit of analysis [message #14833] Tue, 08 May 2018 11:40
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IPUMS-DHS now includes household members as the unit of analysis (the PR file data).

Choosing household members as the unit of analysis allows researchers to analyze anthropometric data (on height, weight, and anemia) for ALL young children, including orphans. (Using children as the unit of analysis--the KR file data--restricts the sample to children whose mothers were alive and were interviewed for the women's questionnaire.)

The household members' data also covers such topics as children's schooling, child labor and discipline, orphanhood, and tobacco use.

The IPUMS-DHS user interface is pretty intuitive, but if you need more help, check out the User Guide, informational videos, or email

Professor Elizabeth Boyle
Sociology & Law, University of Minnesota, USA
Principal Investigator, IPUMS-DHS
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