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Palestine - Expenditure and Consumption Survey, PECS 1995/1996 (For documentation only)

Household composition (HCOMP)
File: Pal_1996_HH
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimals: 0
Range: 1-6
Valid cases: 4547 (4499.7)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 6
Mean: 3.9 (3.9)
Standard deviation: 1.6 (1.6)
Definition
Indicates the composition of the household with the number of adults and of children using standardized family models: 2 adults no children, 2 adults 1-2 children etc..
Universe
All households
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCasesWeighted
1 1-2 adults, no child 436 433 9.6%
2 1-2 adults, 1-2 children 456 452 10.0%
3 1-2 adult, 3 or more children 882 871 19.4%
4 3 adults or more, 0-1 child 979 979 21.8%
5 3 adults or more, 2-3 children 780 772 17.2%
6 3 adults or more, 4 children or more 1014 993 22.1%
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
Generated by ERF
OR
Original survey variable recoded/renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf) if available
Others
Notes
GENERAL NOTES
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This variables might not exist in all surveys and can be constructed using the information in the household and person files.
In case the variable is generated, the adult is defined as either a:
- HH member aged 18 years or older
- HH head even if aged less than 18 years
- a married HH member even if aged less than 18 years


COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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