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

Marital status (PMART)
File: Pal_1996_Person
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimals: 0
Range: 1-5
Valid cases: 17805 (17586.7)
Invalid: 13882 (13649)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 5
Mean: 1.8 (1.8)
Standard deviation: 0.9 (0.9)
Definition
Legal administrative status concerning marriage & partnership (even if not married, a person can be still legally recognized as being in a relationship).
Universe
All individuals aged 14+
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCasesWeighted
1 Never married 6249 6183 35.2%
2 Married monogamous 10584 10442 59.4%
3 Married polygamous 65 62 0.4%
4 Divorced/Separated 137 135 0.8%
5 Widowed 770 764 4.3%
Sysmiss 13882 13649
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 head (male). For the other individuals we consider those having the status married as monogamous.


COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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