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Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #2567] Mon, 14 July 2014 05:38 Go to next message
HeatherNatasha is currently offline  HeatherNatasha
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Hi,

Would it be possible to obtain the Wealth Index variable coefficients from the most recent DHS surveys for Kenya and Zambia? A spreadsheet showing the descriptive statistics, component score coefficient matrix, and mean wealth index quintiles (as provided for Ghana in the thread titled "Recalculating and comparing Wealth Index for Ghana" below) would be absolutely ideal.

Many thanks,

Heather
Re: Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #2583 is a reply to message #2567] Thu, 17 July 2014 12:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
We are looking into your request. Will get back to you as soon as we can.
Thanks!
Re: Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #2586 is a reply to message #2583] Fri, 18 July 2014 04:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
HeatherNatasha is currently offline  HeatherNatasha
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Thank you Liz, much appreciated.
Re: Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #2609 is a reply to message #2586] Tue, 22 July 2014 14:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
We normally do not distribute those files as part of the data archive. Our expert in this area is out for an extended period of time on vacation. Once he returns,he may be able to advise you. In the meantime, you may find Comparative Report 6 of some help http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/CR6/CR6.pdf. There is also a portion on our website regarding the Wealth Index http://dhsprogram.com/topics/Wealth-Index.cfm
Thank you!
Re: Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #2626 is a reply to message #2567] Thu, 24 July 2014 16:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
HeatherNatasha is currently offline  HeatherNatasha
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Thanks very much for the links and advice, Liz.

Rather foolishly, I conducted household surveys in Kenya using the DHS income indicators (as used in the most recent DHS survey of Kenya) alone to gather information on wealth. Our sample size ended up being too small for a PCA to find sufficient variation within it to assign weightings, and so I was hoping to be able to obtain weightings from the DHS for Kenya in order to make sense of it (and we are actually more interested in understanding the wealth of the households relative to other households in the country rather than relative to others in the small sample, so PCA weightings from the DHS for Kenya would have been much more useful for us anyway).

However, given the situation I will try instead to create proxy wealth categories from housing materials. I imagine this will be a bit less accurate but should work ok for now.

If your expert returns within the next few weeks then I would be very grateful for their assistance, as wealth is quite a critical variable in our study and we are anxious to get the most accurate indications of it that we can. However I also appreciate that there are good reasons why you may not be able to distribute these files!

Thanks for your time,

Heather
Re: Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #3709 is a reply to message #2626] Thu, 29 January 2015 12:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Do you still need assistance regarding the wealth index?
thanks!
Re: Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #3711 is a reply to message #3709] Fri, 30 January 2015 00:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
HeatherNatasha is currently offline  HeatherNatasha
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Thanks very much for getting in touch.
That project has been completed now; we don't require any more assistance.
Best wishes!
Re: Kenya and Zambia - Wealth Index Variable Coefficients [message #3715 is a reply to message #3711] Fri, 30 January 2015 09:13 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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That's great. Hope it all went well.
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