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Re: Merging datasets for different countries on SPSS [message #17581 is a reply to message #17446] Fri, 19 April 2019 16:55 Go to previous message
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Dr. Pullman is correct that it may not be necessary to append all these files to accomplish your goals. However, if you do decide that you want to append many files, while retaining just a few variables, you should think about using IPUMS DHS. IPUMS DHS allows you to select the samples and variables that interest you, and download a single, fully harmonized and integrated data file. Here is the online user guide to help you get started. Since you are using SPSS, be sure to change the data format to SPSS when you are checking out.

Professor Elizabeth Boyle
Sociology & Law, University of Minnesota, USA
Principal Investigator, IPUMS-DHS
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