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Education level in single years in CR [message #10965] Thu, 13 October 2016 08:01 Go to next message
sammyladele is currently offline  sammyladele
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Hello,
Please I'm using couples recode and I want to create an index for couples education level using number of years of completed schooling. I want to make the index in such that the categories will be 1. Same education 2. Husband has more education 3. Wife has more education. Thanks


Oladele Rotimi
Re: Education level in single years in CR [message #10977 is a reply to message #10965] Fri, 14 October 2016 07:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently online  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

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If you use single years of education, then this recode will not distinguish between, say, the husband having one year more or having ten years more. I would construct the difference as "gen eddiff=mv133-v133". I am intentionally subtracting the woman's v133 from the man's mv133 because (like it or not) in most countries this difference will be positive, and it is easier (for me at least) to work with differences that are usually positive than with differences that are usually negative. I would then do "tab eddiff". If you need to categorize, construct the categories from this empirical distribution so you get 3 or 5 or whatever number of categories that have similar numbers of couples. Better yet, use all the information--do not categorize, but just use the difference as an interval-level covariate.
Re: Education level in single years in CR [message #10987 is a reply to message #10977] Sat, 15 October 2016 03:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sammyladele is currently offline  sammyladele
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Thanks Bridgette.

Oladele Rotimi
Re: Education level in single years in CR [message #10995 is a reply to message #10987] Mon, 17 October 2016 09:37 Go to previous message
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