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Where to find child labor variables? [message #24763] Wed, 06 July 2022 21:21 Go to next message
Olena Stavrunova is currently offline  Olena Stavrunova
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Good day, everyone!
We would like to work with the child labor variables in the DHS data and we have searched the information using the survey search at

According to the search results, the child labor variables should be available for a 41 countries and a number of phase releases (eg Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, etc).
We have inspected PR datasets downloaded from the DHS website for all countries and we can only find information on child labor in the following countries: Senegal; Niger; Benin; Cote d'Ivoire; Guinea; Haiti; ; Liberia; Mali; Sierra Leone.

Further, in these countries the variables are only available for the most recent years.

Could anyone help us to understand why we see this discrepancy? Maybe it is possible to find the child labor variables for all countries in other data files? Or is there another way to access the data?

Many thanks
Olena Stavrunova
Re: Where to find child labor variables? [message #24973 is a reply to message #24763] Thu, 11 August 2022 09:50 Go to previous message
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Hello Olena, We are looking into this. It is possible the survey search may need to be updated regarding surveys that contain child labor data.

We will respond to this thread once we have further information.

We now have repositories of code written in Stata and SPSS available on Github. Please reference these code repositories as a resource for code for matching or calculating DHS indicators. The code repositories can be found at:

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