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Merging Datasets and Matching Observations BDHS 2007 [message #16657] Wed, 13 February 2019 05:41 Go to previous message
leyfh1 is currently offline  leyfh1
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I am using the Bangladesh DHS from 2007.
I would like to run regressions including the domestic violence variables and the variables regarding different decisions a woman can make (based on her health, family visits, large household purchases etc.). However, the variables regarding decision making are in the couple's dataset and the variables regarding domestic violence are in the woman's dataset. When I merge the 2, the women who answered questions on domestic violence did not answer questions regarding decision making and vice versa so I am unable to test my hypothesis. I have read many studies where this dataset and the variables in question have been used together.

Could you please advise me on how I go about solving this problem?
What could I be doing wrong?
Is there something I need to be aware of when merging these datasets?
How do I match the women in the couple's questionnaire to the women in the women's questionnaire?

Many thanks!
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