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

Literacy status - third spouse (LITSP_3)
File: Pal_1996_HH
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimals: 0
Range: 0-1
Valid cases: 1 (0.9)
Invalid: 4546 (4498.8)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 0
Mean: 0 (0)
Definition
This variable indicates whether the third spouse is literate (can read and write) or not
Universe
All spouses aged 12+
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCasesWeighted
0 No 1 1 100.0%
1 Can read & write 0 0 0.0%
Sysmiss 4546 4499
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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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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