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Occupation (v717) - Tanzania DHS - 2022 [message #28629] Fri, 09 February 2024 07:30
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I have a doubt on the newly-issued data for Tanzania DHS 2022. In the occupation variable v717 (women's data), category 4 is not there anymore. In all the previous versions of the surveys for tanzania, this category is 4 = Agricltural - self employed and represented about 40-70% of the population given the importance of subsistence agriculture in Tanzania. In the 2022 survey we only have the category 5 = Agriculture - employee, which in the 2015 surveys represents 2% of the population and in the 2022 survey respresents 18% of the population.

This seems strange, given that according to my understanding agriculture - employee indicates a more skilled category (i.e. technical employees in large-scale farms), so it's very different from subsistence agriculture. Why is the category 4 not there in the var v717? How do you suggest to proceed for an analysis comparing wage employment of subsistence agricultural workers over time?

thanks a lot for all clarifications,
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