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Re: Comparative Wealth Index [message #8921 is a reply to message #8910] Thu, 14 January 2016 15:47 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
A response from Dr. Shea Rutstein,
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Since the DHS Wealth Index has a mean of zero by construction, applying the constant would give a mean of -0.932 for the CWI, not zero! The beta term just expands or reduces the dispersion (equally) so it doesn't change the mean. Has the user reversed the coefficients? Has s/he applied weights (should not for evaluating the mean)? Subset the data?

[Updated on: Mon, 25 January 2016 13:35]

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