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STATA code for wealth index calculation [message #15771] Thu, 13 September 2018 19:34 Go to next message
Ghose is currently offline  Ghose
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Dear forum members,

I have been trying to make sense of how WI is calculated in DHS surveys through reading the final reports. After a lot of wandering the process remains unclear to me so I was thinking of giving it a try myself. If anyone can share the STATA code for calculating WI for any country that'd do me a great favor.

Any clue to the method using STATA is also highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your time!

Re: STATA code for wealth index calculation [message #15774 is a reply to message #15771] Fri, 14 September 2018 09:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear User, we now have a NEW Guide to DHS Statistics
It contains several references to the wealth index. In addition, Comparative Report #6 The Wealth Index is also a valuable resource. Check it out. Thank you!
Re: STATA code for wealth index calculation [message #15843 is a reply to message #15771] Wed, 26 September 2018 09:12 Go to previous message
sankalp.sharma is currently offline  sankalp.sharma
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I suggest going through the manual by Rutstein provided on the DHS website, it is fairly detailed. Be vary of discrepancies between official values and the values in the household file. Manually cross-validate them, preferably.

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