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Wealth index weighting Nepal 2006 [message #756] Wed, 11 September 2013 14:32 Go to next message
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I'm trying to regenerate the distribution of urban/rural areas by wealth index as found in the 2006 Nepal DHS report page 21 (

I am not getting the same numbers when I tab the place of residence and wealth index vars by row (tab var1 var2, row) in stata. Do I have to weight the dataset before? What recode file does one use for wealth index?

Finally, what is the difference between the wealth index and wealth index score variable?

Re: Wealth index weighting Nepal 2006 [message #894 is a reply to message #756] Wed, 30 October 2013 16:43 Go to previous message
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Dear User,
You may want to refer to Working Paper 60, The DHS Wealth Index:Approaches for Rural and Urban Areas. It was written by Dr. Shea Rutstein who is an expert on this topic.

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