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Son Preference and Infertility [message #11141] Tue, 08 November 2016 07:37 Go to next message
waltine is currently offline  waltine
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Dear all,

I am trying to use the DHS to measure son preference and infertility but I am not quite sure which variables could be used. I have come across v627 which is ideal number of sons. I am not quite sure if this is an accurate proxy. Also, is there a way to measure infertility among women in the DHS.

Thank you.


waltine
Re: Son Preference and Infertility [message #11206 is a reply to message #11141] Thu, 17 November 2016 16:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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A response from technical expert, Mr. Fred Arnold:
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There are various ways of measuring infertility from DHS data. For a full discussion of this topic, see DHS Comparative Report No. 9 (Infecundity, Infertility, and Childlessness in Developing Countries), available here http:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-CR9-Comparative-Repo rts.cfm. There are also a number of difference ways of calculating son preference from DHS data. One useful resource is DHS Comparative Studies #23 (Gender Preferences for Children), available here http:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-CS23-Comparative-Rep orts.cfm. You can find other useful resources by searching for "son preference" on the DHS Program website. http://dhsprogram.com


Thank you!
Re: Son Preference and Infertility [message #11210 is a reply to message #11206] Fri, 18 November 2016 01:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
waltine is currently offline  waltine
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Thanks but I get the error message below when I try to click on any of the links:

HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found

The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.


waltine
Re: Son Preference and Infertility [message #11233 is a reply to message #11210] Sun, 20 November 2016 21:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Please try again. I just tried it and did not have any problem. I'll check back to make sure you were successful.
Thank you!
Re: Son Preference and Infertility [message #11235 is a reply to message #11233] Mon, 21 November 2016 02:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you. I got them!

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Son Preference [message #14848 is a reply to message #11206] Wed, 09 May 2018 08:38 Go to previous message
v7tamrakar@gmail.com is currently offline  v7tamrakar@gmail.com
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Dear Sir,
I am intrested to calculate son preference in India.
Here are my codes but i the frequency is not matched with the published report.

* son preference
*look for ideal
*ideal no of children
*ideal no of girls
*ideal no of boys
*ideal no children either or sex

ta v629
drop if v618==96
drop if v628==96
drop if v629==96
gen nopref=.
replace nopref=1 if v629==0
replace nopref=2 if v629!=0
ta nopref
lab var nopref "no gender preference"
lab val nopref nopref
lab define nopref 1"pref" 2"no prefer"

* br v218 v627 v628
gen id_boy=v628
lab var id_boy "ideal no. of boys"
gen id_girl=v629
lab var id_girl
lab var id_girl "Ideal no. of girls"
gen gf=.
replace gf=1 if id_boy==id_girl
replace gf=2 if id_boy>id_girl
replace gf=3 if id_boy<id_girl
replace gf=4 if v629!=0
label var gf "gender preference"
label define gf 1"BP" 2"SP" 3"GP" 4"NP"
label value gf gf


ta gf v013,col nofreq
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