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HOUSE Variable for Indonesia 2012 Survey [message #11670] Tue, 24 January 2017 17:21
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Greetings,

I am currently reconstructing the wealth index for Indonesia using the 2012 Household Recode File. I am interested in doing this only for households in urban areas in a specific set of 7 provinces in Indonesia and have filtered the data set as such. In calculating the wealth score (using the urban coefficients), I ran into the problem that there is no variable on home (dwelling) ownership in the Household Recode File while this variable is included in the 2012 Indonesia wealth index. Can this variable only be obtained from the Individual Recode file? If so, is it possible to merge this file with the Household Recode? Or should one always start with/use the Individual Recode for constructing the wealth index?

Thanks,
Allen Hollenbach
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