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Re: Social norms and women's work_India [message #25413 is a reply to message #25385] Sun, 16 October 2022 11:15 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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I wanted to follow up with my last message. As I shared I am creating a community-level variable. Most papers I have seen do so at the PSU/cluster level but in NFHS, the max number of respondents in a PSU is 22. My analytical sample also includes a sub-sample of NFHS4 and NFHS5 (state module since I am analyzing women's work) and in this sample, the highest number of women in a PSU is 20. Many have 1-4 women so I cannot create a community-level variable at the PSU level. I am creating it at the strata level. HOWEVER, I wanted you to clarify:
- What is meant by strata in NFHS4 and NFHS5 (since it is by district) [v022/v023]
- What is meant by strata in NFHS1, 2 and 3 [v022/v023]

What commonalities do women in the same strata share? Are they living in geographically contiguous areas? Are they similar in literacy, caste or pop size of their PSU? I am not clear after reading the methodology in the five reports (to what is common among all women belonging to the SAME strata) in all five ROUNDS.
It would be great if you could just clarify this.

A look into the dataset shows that women belonging to the same strata are in the same state and place of residence, but there are multiple strata in a state, which is something I am looking for. Since I need a lower level of aggregation to define 'community' and PSU is not possible.

Thank you!

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