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

Relationship to head (PREL)
File: Pal_1996_Person
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimals: 0
Range: 1-8
Valid cases: 31687 (31235.7)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 8
Mean: 3 (3)
Standard deviation: 1.4 (1.4)
Definition
Relationship to the head of household, where the value '1' always stands for the head of the household him/herself.
The variable "Other relatives " includes nephew and niece, grandparents, sons and daughters in law, etc.....
Universe
All individuals
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCasesWeighted
1 Head of household 4547 4500 14.4%
2 Spouse 4134 4083 13.1%
3 Son/daughter 18289 18004 57.6%
4 Father/Mother (parents) 602 591 1.9%
5 Brother/sister 863 858 2.7%
6 Grandchildren 1770 1744 5.6%
7 Other relatives 1473 1448 4.6%
8 Other non-relatives 9 9 0.0%
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 recoded/renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
Others
Notes
GENERAL NOTES
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COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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The Arabic translation of the questionnaire and the coding sheet indicates that code "7" is labeled "Grandchildren" and not "Nephew\niece" as in the English version.
The Arabic version is used and the variable is recoded accordingly.


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