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child labour data [message #9304] Mon, 07 March 2016 16:23 Go to next message is currently offline
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I would like to work with the child labour data available for some countries/years. I figured out that some of the questions on children's work are in the PR files (Household Member Recode) but I am unable to find these questions on the DHS Recode Manual to check what the variables actually contain. I don't want to just go by the variable label in the data set. Has anybody worked with these variable and knows where to find a description for it? Thanks!
Re: child labour data [message #9314 is a reply to message #9304] Wed, 09 March 2016 11:18 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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The child labor variables are not described in the DHS Recode Manual. In recent surveys, child labor variables might start with the letters: CHL, and could be country specific names in others. For country specific questions/variables, the variables are generally named and coded in the same way as they were on the questionnaire. The variable will have a leading "SH" if the question was asked at the household level, a leading "S" if asked at the women's level, and a leading "SM" if asked at the men's level (followed by the actual question number).

To find surveys with child labor questions, you can do a survey search, for the characteristics: "child labor". To find what the variables actually contain, please reference the questionnaires in the appendix of the final country report.
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