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v104 [message #8329] Fri, 09 October 2015 14:01 Go to next message
cbdolan is currently offline  cbdolan
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I am trying to account for geographic mobility in my model using v104. Using this variable I can limit my sample to women who have lived in an area for a defined period of time. In DHS-VI v104 is no longer available. The recode file states, "Number of years the respondent has lived in the village, town, or city where she was interviewed. Visitors to the community are coded 96. This question is no longer part of the DHS VI core questionnaire, but the variable is kept in the DHS VI recode."

In DHS-VI, is there a similar variable that people have used to define the period of time a woman lived in the village?
Re: v104 [message #8345 is a reply to message #8329] Tue, 13 October 2015 22:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pkkrause is currently offline  pkkrause
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I am having the same problem. I am trying to limit my sample to children born in the village only. I have been looking through the DHS VI Recode Manuel, and have not been able to find a similar variable. Please let me know if you find a replacement.
Re: v104 [message #8358 is a reply to message #8329] Wed, 14 October 2015 17:21 Go to previous message
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Dear Users,
Here is a response from one of our subject experts, Dr. Kia Reinis,
The variable was dropped from the DHS6 Core questionnaires towards an effort of balancing demand with length of the questionnaires, and there is not a replacement variable.

Variables are retained in the recode even when they are dropped from the Core questionnaires because some countries/surveys may continue to ask the questions used to create the variable, so we tend not to retire variables if we think they might continue to be used in some countries or surveys. This avoids the data from being put into survey specific variables if it is collected, and provides better access to the data to users who are interested in using it.

Note that WQ102 has been brought back in DHS7 "How long have you been living continuously in (NAME OF CURRENT CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE OF RESIDENCE).

Thank you!
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