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Converting household weights to individual weights [message #19017] Fri, 03 April 2020 14:48 Go to next message
cdelannoy is currently offline  cdelannoy
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Hello,

We are looking to use the Household Member Recode file from the DHS as a nationally representative survey sample at the individual level for a few countries. Do you have any recommendations on how to commute the household weight to an individual weight? Alternately, would you recommend using a different dataset that already has those individual-level weights (note that the women and men surveys are not eligible for our purposes because of the frequency of sampling for those surveys)?

As a simple example, suppose all I wanted to know the proportion of the national population that was 18-25 years old. What file and weighting scheme should I use to calculate this?

Thanks in advance
Re: Converting household weights to individual weights [message #19018 is a reply to message #19017] Fri, 03 April 2020 14:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
schoumaker is currently offline  schoumaker
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Hello,
You just need to use hv005.
The individual weights in this case are the same as the household weights, since all the members of the household are included.
Best.



Bruno Schoumaker
Centre for Demographic Research
Université catholique de Louvain
Re: Converting household weights to individual weights [message #19042 is a reply to message #19018] Mon, 06 April 2020 10:46 Go to previous message
cdelannoy is currently offline  cdelannoy
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Thank you very much!
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