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Education variable inconsistent [message #17999] Tue, 13 August 2019 05:07 Go to previous message
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I am using the DHS data of African countries. By cross-checking the educational variable (hv108 education completed in single years), I found inconsistencies with respect to the age of the respondent (hv105). For instance in the Angola PR dataset 2015-16, there are quite some observations where it is reported that the individual went longer to school than (s)he is old. Is this a calculation error of hv108 or a misreport? How should I deal with it?

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Kerstin
 
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