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STATA syntax for constructing the wealth index for Tanzania 1992 DHS [message #2703] Tue, 12 August 2014 08:35 Go to next message
MoshiOh is currently offline  MoshiOh
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Dear All,
I am trying to create the wealth index for Tanzania 1992 DHS, which does not have a wealth index data available. I would like the created index and the quantiles to be compatible with the wealth data available in the subsequent Tanzania DHS since I will be pooling data from all the available TDHS.

Has anyone ever created the index for DHS rounds were the wealth data is not available? If so, could you please share the syntax?

Thanks!
Re: STATA syntax for constructing the wealth index for Tanzania 1992 DHS [message #2708 is a reply to message #2703] Tue, 12 August 2014 17:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
We have received your request and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!
Re: STATA syntax for constructing the wealth index for Tanzania 1992 DHS [message #2721 is a reply to message #2703] Fri, 15 August 2014 01:38 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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We do not have Stata syntax for calculating the wealth index, but we have a new page on the DHS web site that includes the SPSS code used for each survey, so you could use that to construct the wealth index:
http://www.dhsprogram.com/topics/wealth-index/Wealth-Index-C onstruction.cfm

You might look at the example for the 1996 Tanzania, however, I suspect that many of the variables used for the wealth index in 1996 were not included in the 1992 survey. Most of the surveys from around that time included few of the asset questions, and thus it has not been useful or practical to produce the wealth index for these early surveys.
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