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Constructing wealth index for Nepal 2001 dataset [message #12084] Tue, 28 March 2017 00:59 Go to next message
plnep
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Registered: November 2014
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Dear administrator and users,

I am trying to reconstruct wealth index for Nepal for 2001 DHS. However, I am unable to find two variables in household or individual datasets 1) number of members per sleeping room (information on number of (sleeping) rooms is missing in the dataset) and 2) if household works own or family's agric. land (is this based on v740 from individual dataset?). Any information on both the variables would be of immense help.

Many thanks,
Re: Constructing wealth index for Nepal 2001 dataset [message #12097 is a reply to message #12084] Tue, 28 March 2017 16:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Registered: February 2013
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A response from Dr. Shea Rutstein:
Quote:

For Nepal 2001, memsleep is just the number of household members since there was no information on number of rooms. The ISSA recode for ownland is

{If owns agricultural land}
Ownland=0;
if s618=1 or s618=2 or v740=0 or v740=1 then ownland=1;endif;

Regards,

Shea

Re: Constructing wealth index for Nepal 2001 dataset [message #12112 is a reply to message #12097] Tue, 28 March 2017 20:45 Go to previous message
plnep
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Many thanks Liz and Dr. Shea. Much appreciated.
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