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Wealth index on STATA [message #8238] Sun, 20 September 2015 18:45 Go to next message
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Registered: September 2015
Dear DHS experts,

I hope this message finds you well.

I am currently using the DHS methodology to construct the wealth index on STATA. I have been trying to use the SPSS codes provided on the DHS website but I am struggling to do the conversion from SPSS to STATA codes. I was wondering if there were any do-files available to perform the factor analysis using the DHS methodology. I have been browsing on the internet for some time and found different codes, but I would rather trust the DHS methodology.

Thank you for your help.

Kind regards,

Re: Wealth index on STATA [message #8243 is a reply to message #8238] Mon, 21 September 2015 10:49 Go to previous message
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
DHS does not have Stata code for the wealth index. You may be able to find equivalent code from Population Services International (see e-Guide.pdf). However, DHS has not confirmed that the PSI code is actually equivalent.

To further clarify: DHS computes the wealth index using CSPro, and SPSS, not Stata
Thank you for your post.

[Updated on: Tue, 22 September 2015 17:28]

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