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Re: declaring child survey in Stata [message #13750 is a reply to message #3914] Mon, 18 December 2017 17:47 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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Availability of data on numbers of households is limited, but you can find some sources available. For example, you could search google for "number of households by country". Wikipedia has a page of estimates at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_number_of _households. The UN also has some estimates at http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=POP&f=tableCode:50. I believe the US census bureau has estimates for each country too, although at the time of writing I could not find them quickly. None of these data are great or provide data specifically for the survey years.

Another option is to use an approximation. Instead of using (households in the country)/(households in the survey), you could use an approximation of (women in the country)/(women in the survey). These two ratios should be very similar, and this might avoid working with the messier data about households.
 
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