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Egypt - Labor Force Survey, LFS 2016

Marital status [Detailed version] (MART_D)
File: Egypt 2016-LFS IND-V1
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 3
Decimals: 0
Range: 100-999
Valid cases: 209882 (55232806.3)
Invalid: 137722 (35708419.7)
Definition
Detailed legal administrative status concerning marriage & partnership (even if not married, an individual can still be legally recognized as being in a relationship).
Universe
Individuals aged 18+
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCasesWeighted
100 Never married 50280 16933851 30.7%
200 Married monogamous 0 0 0.0%
210 Legally married 351 128000 0.2%
220 Married 137394 33673114 61.0%
300 Married polygamous 307 70295 0.1%
400 Divorced/Separated 0 0 0.0%
410 Separated 416 114084 0.2%
420 Divorced 2753 735358 1.3%
500 Widowed 18381 3578104 6.5%
999 Not stated 0 0 0.0%
Sysmiss 137722 35708420
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 recoded/renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
Others
Notes
GENERAL NOTES
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There is no polygamous status for females. Generally the information about polygamous status is available only for the male head. For the other individuals we consider those having the status married as monogamous.
This variable distinguishes also between legal marriage and marriage, and between separation and divorce.


COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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The "married polygamous" category was generated for the head of the household only if the number of spouses exceeds "1".

86 cases are aged 15-17 years old and for whom a marital status is reported in the raw data. Those cases were kept in the harmonized version of the variable though are outside the variable's universe.


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