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Migration-related information [message #18431] Fri, 29 November 2019 10:56 Go to next message
TB is currently offline  TB
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Hi,

I am wondering if someone could tell me the DHS country-year waves that contain information on migration. In particular, I am interested in region/province/district of previous residence. Alternatively, which country-year waves have information on region/province/district of birth?

IPUMS-DHS lets me check this easily but is not an exhaustive set.

Thank you.
Re: Migration-related information [message #18508 is a reply to message #18431] Wed, 11 December 2019 09:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Please use the survey search tool and search for "migration" in survey characteristics.

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Re: Migration-related information [message #18515 is a reply to message #18508] Thu, 12 December 2019 03:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TB is currently offline  TB
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Hi Bridgette,

Thank you for the response. This is what I needed.

Is there a way to check the migration questions for all country-wave at once? See attached file for an example.


/index.php?t=getfile&id=1503&private=0
Re: Migration-related information [message #18543 is a reply to message #18515] Fri, 20 December 2019 10:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear User, please see attached spreadsheet. Most of the variables you are referring to are country specific. For example in Albania DHS 2008-09 QH17A, QH17B and QH17C are not part of the standard set of variables. They are country specific and would be coded in the recode file as SH17A, SH17B and SH17C. The attached spreadsheet may not be complete but includes most of the surveys which have TB questions, migration questions, or both. This should help.
country specific question are usually coded the same as the questionnaire number but with starting with an S instead of a Q.
SH for household
S for individual woman
M for individual man

Also using IPUMS, you may want to search for country specific variables, anything starting with an SH, usually in the household.


Thank you!
Re: Migration-related information [message #18550 is a reply to message #18543] Mon, 23 December 2019 08:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Liz,

Thank you so much for your response. This is extremely helpful.

Best,
Tushar
Re: Migration-related information [message #19454 is a reply to message #18543] Thu, 25 June 2020 19:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sergio Rivera is currently offline  Sergio Rivera
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Hi Liz

I recently downloaded the DHS data for Colombia but I am struggling to find the migration variables. The variables v105 and v105a have only missing values, and I have not been able to find other variables related to migration, at least not in the VII version of the recode manual "DHS-VII Recode Manual", nor in the other versions. Your excel file suggests there are migration variables for Colombia, but I would like to know if these are the only two variables related to migration and why are they missing.

Q103 = V105: Previous place of residence
Q104 = V105A: Province/state lived before moved to place of interview

All the best,

Sergio Rivera

Re: Migration-related information [message #19465 is a reply to message #19454] Fri, 26 June 2020 11:59 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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A response from data processing expert, Guillermo Rojas:
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Hi Sergio,

The past DHS survey in Colombia include a good number of variables related to migration. Variables SH22 to SH28 in the persons file (COPR72FL) can be of your interest. Also in the household file (COHR72FL) variable SH95_xx to SH106_xx are for international migration; xx in those variables is a number between 01 and 10 corresponding to person 1 and up to 10 persons in every household.

Please check the Colombian household questionnaire (available in our web page as part of the Colombian final report) to get a better understanding of those variables. That may also be true for previous DHS rounds in Colombia.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

Thanks,

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