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Child Labor Data Across Surveys [message #18309] Wed, 06 November 2019 21:25 Go to next message
wcash is currently offline  wcash
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Hello,

I am trying to compare child labor data across all surveys in which data is present for child labor (identified using the survey search) on the subnational (ADM1) level. A few questions, as I have never used DHS data before:

1) To access regional data at ADM1 level, do I need GIS access, or is this granularity included in standard DHS data? If so, where?
2) Is there anyway to aggregate data across surveys and analyze together, or are the variable names / file structure similar across survey-years?
3) For the final survey reports and recoding manuals, some include how child labor data was coded and some don't, despite being marked as having the module on child labor. How do you recommend going through and finding the relevant variables?

Thank you for your time -- I know these are elementary questions.

Re: Child Labor Data Across Surveys [message #18351 is a reply to message #18309] Fri, 15 November 2019 08:28 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

In DHS surveys, hv024, v024, or mv024, called "region", gives admin level 1. The file names and variable names are standard across surveys. When questions related to child labor are included, the variables should be in the PR ("person record") file. A DHS colleague may add more detail.

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