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Household land area [message #2188] Wed, 21 May 2014 09:59 Go to previous message
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I am using the 2011 Ethiopia dataset to run some comparative stats. I have a question in the ETHR61FL data set regarding hv245 " Hectares of agricultural land (1 decimal)". The data range is 0:949 and the average land area owned per household comes out to around 30 ha. However, this seems quite high. I looked back at the questionnaire and it appears there is a decimal point in the response field xx.x. I'm wondering if a decimal point should be added to the data (i.e. 30 becomes 3, 100 becomes 10, etc). That way, the average land per household is 3 ha which seems more reasonable. Your guidance regarding this matter is much appreciated.

Katie Sproule
Senior RA
IFPRI
 
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