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Education [message #7088] Fri, 21 August 2015 11:00 Go to next message
sseyoum is currently offline  sseyoum
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I want to use the variable for education (Highest educational level attained) at a household level. However, in the EDHS 2005 and 2011 there are repeated variable names (HV106$1 to HV106$22) repeated 22 times. Whereas in the EDHS 2000 data set there is only one variable name (hv106$1). I need a household level data; not individual members. My analysis includes comparison of the variables in the three EDHS. Does the HV106$1 represent the household educational information? Can I use only the HV106$1 as long as my analysis a household level? Is the variable (HV106$1) in 2000, 2005 and 2011 comparable?


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Re: Education [message #7091 is a reply to message #7088] Fri, 21 August 2015 14:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This is a multiple occurring variable. Each occurrence of every such variable must have its own name because statistical packages do not generally support the use of arrays or subscripts. HV106$1 is the educational level of the first person in the household schedule, HV106$22 is the educational level of the 22nd person or last person in the household schedule.

In general, all the standard variables (such as HV106) are comparable across surveys and across years of surveys, since the categories of the variable are the same.
Re: Education [message #7093 is a reply to message #7091] Fri, 21 August 2015 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for your response!

So is HV106$1 educational level of the head of the household (as an individual member of the household)? In the 2000 EDHS data set, the variable (hv106$1) did not occur multiple times. There is only one variable or one variable name (hv106$1) that represent "Highest educational level attained". Does this represent household education level? In this case, which variable name should be selected in the EDHS 2005 & EDHS 2011 to be comparable to the EDHS 2000 variable hv106$1

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Re: Education [message #7110 is a reply to message #7093] Tue, 25 August 2015 05:33 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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HV106 is the Highest level of education the household member attended. This is a standardized variable providing level of education in the following categories:
No education
Primary
Secondary
Higher

Any member below the lower age limit for the education questions is classified in the "No education" category. Note that the lower age limit may be different from 6 years in some countries.

In general, standard variables (such as HV106) are comparable across surveys and across years of surveys, since the categories of the variables are the same.
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