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Problem in converting birth date CMC from Afghan calendar to Gregorian calendar [message #11874] Wed, 22 February 2017 22:39 Go to previous message
jing
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HI,

I am using the data for Afghanistan 2015. I got a problem in converting the birth date into Gregorian calendar. It is the Afghan calendar used in the survey. As far as I understand, the Afghan new year starts from around 21st of March (varies in leap year), so information of day is needed if we want to convert Afghan calendar into Gregorian calendar. But only month and year of birth are asked.

In Afghanistan 2010, it is the same that only month and year of birth are asked. But both birth date in Afghan calendar and Gregorian calendar are available (Q102MG, Q102MG, Q102CG). I checked the questionnaire, only one calendar was used (probably Afghan calendar), so the month and year of birth must be converted from the Afghan calendar, May I ask how it was done? I think I probably need to do the same for year 2015 in order to get consistent estimation.

thanks

Jing
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