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Egypt - Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey, HIECS 2015

Literacy status of the head (LITHD)
File: Egypt15-HH-V2
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimals: 0
Range: 0-1
Valid cases: 11988 (11997.1)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Definition
This variable indicates whether the head is literate (can read and write) or not
Universe
All heads aged 10+ years
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCasesWeighted
0 No 3306 3240 27.0%
1 Can read AND write 8682 8758 73.0%
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Imputation and Derivation
Derivation
Original survey variable renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
Others
Notes
GENERAL NOTES
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A person is considered literate if they can both read and write and not just one or the other. A semi-literate person (one who can read, but cannot write) is said to be illiterate.
In the case where the survey asks only whether a person can read but does not ask if they can write, and in case there no information in the questionnaire about the reading and writing ability literacy cannot be determined, these are coded as missing.
If there are no questions about the read and write ability but the educational attainment is elementary or upper the individual is considered literate


COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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The code "1" in the original variable indicating those below the question age category was recoded missing.


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