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Improvement of DHS data on migration [message #17047] Fri, 15 March 2019 08:40 Go to next message
machiyama is currently offline  machiyama
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The proposed additions to the household schedule would bring DHS into line with census data and represent a major new dimension in the utility of, and audience for, DHS data.

John Cleland, on behalf of the IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development
Re: Improvement of DHS data on migration [message #17113 is a reply to message #17047] Fri, 15 March 2019 13:49 Go to previous message
danzhalim is currently offline  danzhalim
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This comment is made on behalf of the Gender Group at The World Bank.

In addition to the suggested district of residence 5 years ago, consider questioning HHM's birth district to infer migration and potential risk-sharing mechanism of extended families including marriages arranged out of the home location.

In areas with Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV)/ other contexts of forced displacement, consider asking why HHM/family moved from the last place of residence (displaced or voluntary). If displaced, was it due to: climate, natural disaster, security/forced displacement. And how many times they have moved in the last X years, and why?

We would love to continue the discussion and work alongside DHS to develop a more refined instrument in measuring the indicated indicators. Please do not hesitate to email Kathleen Beegle ( and Daniel Halim (

Daniel Halim
Gender Group
The World Bank

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