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Variable for children education/ enrollment ratio/grade attainment [message #4230] Wed, 22 April 2015 11:54 Go to next message
Robert is currently offline  Robert
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Hi Every one, I am trying link fertility and children well being in Tanzania using Tanzania Demographic Household Survey Data for 2010. Well-being is measured by nutritional status (Height for age and weight for age) and children education. For the nutritional status my study will estimate fertility effects to the children of under five, but for the education level the study will consider children education from age 7 to 20 years. I have seen the variable of for fertility but have not been able to construct the variable for education because in the survey or data set I am just seeing education attained of the household member. Can I just assume that the household member include children ( How is it constructed). Secondly I wanted also to use variable called childhood place of residence and religion but it appears like this information was not collected is it a country specific variable?


Re: Variable for children education/ enrollment ratio/grade attainment [message #4269 is a reply to message #4230] Tue, 28 April 2015 21:28 Go to previous message
user-rhs is currently offline  user-rhs
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The education variable in the individual recode ("IR") dataset pertains only to the respondent. In this case, a female 15-49 in the household. The household recode ("HR") dataset has education info on all HH members, as well as their ages and relationships to the HH head. The HH recode dataset also includes the respondent (you can match them to the caseid in the IR dataset via the line number variable in the HH recode dataset).

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