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Merging IR and MR files India [message #20127] Mon, 28 September 2020 09:46 Go to previous message
DHSUser232
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Hello,
I am working with the DHS 2015-2016 datasets for India. I am trying to merge women with men to create a dataset with couples as the unit of measurement. I know a couple recode is available but I would like to do it manually to retain all of the variables I need. Please find my Stata code for this merge attached.

Is this the correct way to do this? If yes, why do I have 63,996 matched couples while the couple recode dataset provided by DHS has 63,696 observations?

Thank you in advance for your help.
 
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