The DHS Program User Forum
Discussions regarding The DHS Program data and results
Home » Topics » Wealth Index » Decile Share using Wealth Index Factor by Urban and Rural (Stata)
Decile Share using Wealth Index Factor by Urban and Rural (Stata) [message #2523] Mon, 07 July 2014 07:47 Go to next message
smileyc
Messages: 14
Registered: June 2014
Member
Hi,

I just want to seek your advice whether is it advisable to generate decile shares by urban-rural using the wealth index factor. I have read some concerns of using the wealth index (which is based on household assets that urban households commonly have)

I'm trying to use the xtile decile, please see below my syntax: (also whether my syntax below is correct, appreciate your advice)

g residence=1 if hv025==1
replace residence=0 if hv025==2
label define residence 1 "Urban" 0 "Rural"
label values residence residence
xtile decile_urban = hv271 if residence==1 [weight=weight], nq(10)
xtile decile_rural = hv271 if residence==0 [weight=weight], nq(10)

Thank you.
Re: Decile Share using Wealth Index Factor by Urban and Rural (Stata) [message #2525 is a reply to message #2523] Mon, 07 July 2014 13:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Reduced-For(u)m
Messages: 292
Registered: March 2013
Senior Member


This will work better if you want just one variable with both deciles in it - that is, you will have one variable that is "wealth decile" that will have different cut-offs for rural/urban:

egen wealth_decile = xtile(hv271), by(residence) nq(10)

This makes a bit more sense if you want to use the deciles as dummy variables in a regression context, because the code that you have will generate "missing" values for decile_urban for rural residents (and vice versa).

*Note: you may need to install the "egenmore" package - type "findit egenmore" in your stata terminal to get a link, or "ssc install egenmore" to directly install that.
Re: Decile Share using Wealth Index Factor by Urban and Rural (Stata) [message #2528 is a reply to message #2525] Mon, 07 July 2014 23:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
smileyc
Messages: 14
Registered: June 2014
Member
Thank you for this very useful information. I have downloaded the egenmore but the syntax does not allow survey weights.
Is there any possible way I can apply survey weights when using egen command?

Re: Decile Share using Wealth Index Factor by Urban and Rural (Stata) [message #2529 is a reply to message #2528] Tue, 08 July 2014 00:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Reduced-For(u)m
Messages: 292
Registered: March 2013
Senior Member

Well... my bad - a few alternative possibilities:

1 - Use xtile itself (which supports survey weights), doing rural/urban separately, and then generate a new variable that has the decile for both. So:

xtile dec_rural = hv271 [pweight = weightvariable] if rural==1, nq(10)
xtile dec_urban = hv271 [pweight = weightvariable] if rural==0, nq(10)

gen decile = dec_rural
replace decile = dec_urban if rural==0

2 - You can use "qreg" - quantile regression - to find the cut-off points, and assign the deciles yourself with a series of "if wealthindx > cut_a & wealthindex < cut_b" type commands. I am pretty sure that the qreg command supports weights, but I don't think it supports "svy" (which you wouldn't need - you aren't trying to get standard errors here)..

3 - I believe that in the newer DHS rounds, they have begun to separately compute the wealth index for rural and urban areas. Or better said - I think they try to correct in some way, when they are computing the asset scores, for differences in rural and urban areas, and therefore the wealth deciles could be computed from the aggregate data giving you a single wealth decile that spans rural/urban households, and not from the rural/urban groups separately. I think there was a thread on the change in the asset/wealth index computation, but I don't have it handy.

I think (1) is probably what you want, but I also think it depends on what you want to do with these categories - a case could be made for (3) in some circumstances; (2) is just another way to do (1).
Re: Decile Share using Wealth Index Factor by Urban and Rural (Stata) [message #2533 is a reply to message #2529] Tue, 08 July 2014 11:39 Go to previous message
smileyc
Messages: 14
Registered: June 2014
Member
Hello!

Thank you for your reply and for providing these very useful information.
I appreciate your help. I used option 1. I will also search the thread (as you have mentioned) about the change in the computation of wealth index for better understanding.

You're really great! All the best! :-)

[Updated on: Tue, 08 July 2014 11:40]

Report message to a moderator

Previous Topic: Wealth index creation syntax file for DRC
Next Topic: problem in recomputing the factor score for BDHS6 2011 data
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Fri May 24 07:07:18 Coordinated Universal Time 2024